Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 753 | Reviews: 102 | Display Reviews Only:
3.54/5 rDev -6.3%
Glass: Pint glass
From: Clem’s Tap House in Kensington (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5 (for Happy Hour)
Purchased: July 24, 2014
Consumed: July 24, 2014
Poured a honey, orange, murky color with two fingers of frothy white head when I got it. Good layered foamy lacing along the sides. Good retention on the top all the way down.
Wow on the smell! Got citrus hops, pine and floral hops, then bam! Here come the spices. Got jalapeno, habanero and red peppery spices. Already feel it on my nose and mouth somehow. Late orange rind notes. That’s pretty much it because the hot spices dominate.
Taste was pretty much the same as the smell. Got those citrus and floral hops, but then the jalapeno and habanero spices come flying in. Also spicy red pepper notes dominating heat on the hops. Really wanted more hops here. Not balanced at all.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, spicy finish.
A decent beer for what it is, but just too spicy and not enough hops.
08-09-2014 21:40:59 | More by BucannonXC5
Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.