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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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1,315 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,315
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16%
Wants: 126
Gots: 219 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: billshmeinke on 02-26-2011

Our Sculpin IPA with Habanero Pepper began as a crazy experiment that’s taken on a life of its own. While its bright fruit notes and hoppy bite has made the original one of our favorites, this version takes that balance of flavors to the next level with the citrusy, floral heat of habaneros. Sculpin are known to sting, but this one’s got a kick.
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Ratings: 1,315 | Reviews: 266
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

I love spicy food/beverages, so one could say that this review is biased. But I think it's really the opposite. You wouldn't want someone who hates IPAs reviewing regular sculpin, would you?

This really is one of my favorite beers of all time. I get that most people can't handle it, because it is actually hot enough to make me break out in a solid sweat, but I frickin' love that. Really bummed that it hasn't caught on as much as the grapefruit variant because I could drink this all day on a regular basis. Definitely nothing noteworthy from the IPA perspective... the habanero basically dominates so much that it could be any beer hidden under there. But god damn is it tasty as a whole.

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

it's sculpin (the best), but really spicy (even better). wish i could get this in bottle. it's close to as desirable as sculpin on nitro.

just try it if you get a chance. you won't regret it. even if you don't like ipa, if you can tolerate spicy you'll enjoy it.

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4.9/5  rDev +30.7%

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4.89/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Got a lot of beard-growing pussies around here been rating this beer badly. 4.75! What this has done for IPA insofar as horizons!

If it's "too hot" put your beanie back on. Spread out your yoga mat. Breathe.

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4.85/5  rDev +29.3%

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Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,315 ratings.