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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

680 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 63
Gots: 39 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: billshmeinke on 02-26-2011)
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elNopalero

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I’ve only had this on tap (so far, at least) and to be honest I preferred it to the Sculpin I’ve had as of late (from the bottle)… I imagine the freshness factor to be key here, but also… ah, that habanero heat! It brings everything into focus in a way that I just love.

Pours a golden-amber with nice foaming. There’s a sweet habanero kick to the aroma atop a light citrusy hop profile. The flavor starts off smoothly bitter with a touch of fresh citrus and a hint of pine… but then BAM! Up kicks in the heat, and that sweetness. Long, lingering, spicy finish. Love it or hate it, this is not for the timid.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2014 20:00:12 | More by elNopalero
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Appearance: Nice clear golden color with a short white head that leaves tons of lacing

Smell: Pine, herbal, and citrus hops up front, with some added spice, pepper, and vegetal aromas, all complementing each other well

Taste: Hops greet you warmly, pine and resin bitterness, with some spice up next, mixed with citrusy hops. Light malt backbone, with spice on the finish. Not overly spicy, but not something I would drink a whole lot of. Pairs perfectly with Mexican food

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Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.