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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

827 Ratings
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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 81
Gots: 77 | FT: 5
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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A: Crystal clear golden orange. Sticky white head and lace. Loose bubbles. Very inviting.

S: Big kick of habanero, the well-known IPA notes are pretty well hidden behind the pepper but are still there (tropical fruit, pine).

T: Spicy habanero, right up front. This ventures out of IPA territory in into herb/spice beers. It has truly potent heat, the most I've ever seen in a beer. The mango/orange.pineapple fruit medley back it up, but can barely show it's head through the heat. Spice on the lingering finish.

M: Crisp and quaffable.

O: This isn't a slight deviation from one of my all-time favorite IPA's, it's essentially a new beer. Much less balanced than before, but I'm glad they really stuck to their guns on bringing in the pepper flavor and heat. Not sure if I can do it again (especially not multiple in one session), but it was good to try it at least once.

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Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.