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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

944 Ratings
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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 16.45%
Wants: 103
Gots: 107 | 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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3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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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

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

Photo of WesM63
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of showme-beer20
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%

Photo of cantal
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.

Photo of JeffTheJuice
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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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of beerdedking
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easiest beer to rate ever. If you like Habanero peppers as I do, you will find this delectable. Spicy food lovers and heat heads do not miss this beer. Much less IPA than Chili beer, it goes right up to the line but does not cross. The Habanero flavor is very real, while the Sculpin flavor is bringing up the rear. I'll buy this whenever I see it. The most perfect pizza beer I can now think of....

Photo of bluejacket74
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, bottled on November 19, 2014. Served in a DFH IPA glass, the beer pours an amber/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like habaneros, citrusy hops (grapefruit, mango, orange peel), and a bit of sweet malt. I think the taste is pretty much like the aroma, except that the habanero heat overpowers the other flavors. There's also a lingering spicy peppery finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and has a good amount of carbonation. It's not the hottest beer I've had, but it's certainly hotter than most chili pepper beers I've tried. If you like spicy chili beers, then you need to try some of this. I won't have any problems finishing this 6-pack!

Photo of Egarcia0022
4.56/5  rDev +21%

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Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.