Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom in Sacramento, CA
Appearance - A clear, pure golden color, served to me in a 12oz nonic style glass with a white, half finger of head. Fair retention, leaving a thin film of microbubbles on the surface. Nice lacing around the glass with good stick.
Smell - Pineapple, pine, citrus and spice from the habanero.
Taste - Follows the nose; sweet, hoppy fruitiness strikes first in the form of pineapple, hints of mango, citrus and pine before giving way to the strong, but manageable habanero burn. Really natural, authentic pepper flavor, however, skips the unsufferable burning sensation of the habanero and goes straight to the afterburn.
Mouthfeel - Light in body with moderate carbonation. Much like it's predecessor, the Habanero Sculpin goes down so impossibly smooth and light that it's near detrimental; I wanna know I'm drinking a beer.
Overall - Nice variation on an already great beer, though truth be told I much prefer the standard version. They nail the habanero flavor, for sure, without the insane scoville level that normally accompanies it. Good, but for the price, this is probably the first and last time I'll have it.
Serving type: on-tap
04-25-2013 02:30:11 | More by TheSixthRing
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen.
A: clear, amber with a semi-durable tan head and limited lacing. Fine clariy.
Aroma: habaneros and hops in near equal balance.
Flavor: Wow! lots of habanero flavor here and medium-high hotness. The most chili flavor I've encountered in a beer, and one of th hottest.
Feel: Medium body with soft, medium carbonation. Medium+ heat.
O: an exceptional IPA well worth seeking out. Available in 6 packs.
Serving type: on-tap
07-05-2014 22:14:04 | More by chinchill
Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.