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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

949 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 16.45%
Wants: 103
Gots: 108 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: billshmeinke on 02-26-2011)
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwreay90
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pennsyltucky
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ridgeline23
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Irishize75
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leeds_xx
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hugonaut13
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hillind
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwoolley1
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful golden red, with an off yellow head with big bubbles. Smells like sculpin, but with a slight kick. Tastes like a muted sculpin at first, and then the peppers kick in. The heat may be strong for some. But it's perfect if you like hot spicy foods. I paired it with a taco salad and it was one of the best experiences pairing beer with food that I have had.

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smooth hoppy IPA on the front, ends with a slow strong heat. Solid beer but not for the faint of heart.

Photo of ronricorossi
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Holy Jesus, that's spicy. Sting your mouth, level spicy. As big as they brought the grapefruit blast, so now does sculpin bring the pepper. The stinging is so pronounced, this beer is tough to drink on its own, it cries out for food pairing! Drink this with fish tacos you just bought at a taco truck on the streets of LA.

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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.58/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Soneast
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

I like Sculpin and I like spicy foods, and particularly enjoy the fruity flavor of habaneros, which I feel compliments hoppy beers surprisingly well, better than other peppers/chiles at any rate. Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. The heat is present but, IMO, does not overwhelm the underlying Sculpin base beer, but rather compliments it.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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1.8/5  rDev -52.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.