Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +32.3%
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.
12-22-2013 02:18:58 | More by Sacrifice
4.72/5 rDev +24.9%
This is an exciting spiced/peppered beer. I have had the pleasure of enjoying this fine brew from both a fresh keg, and an almost empty one. The heat ranges from a 2 out of 5 to a 4 out of 5 depending on how low the keg is. If you like peppered beers then this is a must try, it has all the taste and aroma of Sculpin but includes a progressive heat that begins as you swallow and proceeds to go from warm to fiery hot in a matter of seconds.
10-25-2011 02:55:04 | More by ianroodt
4.68/5 rDev +23.8%
First off if you don't like spicy things stay away. however if you spicy stuff this is great.
a: color is a nice strawy yellow.
s: hoppy but oddly warm
t: warm and woody at first. Then the habanero flavor and heat comes in at full force. not like any other pepper beer ive had where the pepper flavor is subtle. if you like habaneros you will really enjoy this beer. finishes out with a peppery hop flavor and feel.
mf: very oil heavy. first sip delivers a mouthful of hop and habanero oil that coats your mouth. then warm heat and a dry finish
overall i would recommend at least giving this beer a go. it was amazing
08-19-2013 03:45:23 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
4.58/5 rDev +21.2%
On tap at the brewery during San Diego beer week!
A-golden body with white head that sticks around. Just like normal sculpin
S-I find the smell to be more subdued than the normal version, hence the lower grade.
t-nice smooth hoppiness and then you swollow. Wow. Very spicy and smooth almost like a smooth chili pepper with alcohol!
M-medium body and smooth
O-if you love beer and love spicy food, this is a must!
11-09-2011 05:56:55 | More by brew3crew
4.55/5 rDev +20.4%
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.
04-02-2014 20:00:12 | More by elNopalero
4.51/5 rDev +19.3%
Enjoyed at the Armsby Abbey.
A - Poured into a standard pint glass a crystal clear honey hue with a one finger one head that fades to leave nice lacing and a thin blanket.
S - Aromas of very juicy sculpin backbone, juicy hops, citrus, and tropical notes (aka pineapple), nice meaty habanero flesh and some subtle heat. Incredibly inviting.
T - Taste is initial delicious sculpin tropical fruits and then KAPOW habanero flesh and great. Oh my goodness, initial pepper warmth, slightly bitter (from the seeds possibly), heady lingers in the back of the throat lightly. More of a chili beer than an ipa, however, there is a fair amount of ipa backbone that lingers. The combination of heat and hops is very well done.
M - Mouthfeel is very nice for the style, crisp, refreshing.
O - Overall this was exponentially hotter than I thought it would be. The habanero is balanced wonderfully by the bitter hops. Very well done but in the end not for the individual who fears heat.
08-12-2013 17:29:32 | More by rudzud
Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.