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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,044
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 113
Gots: 133 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: billshmeinke on 02-26-2011

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Cubatobaco
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color with little to no head retention and a splotchy lacing. Not a lot of carbonation present. The smell is of green peppers, capsaicin, and a heavy dose of malt. It's hard To get any of the hops coming through. I'm actually surprised at the flavors. Very malt driven, with a huge dose of Habanero peppers and spice. This is certainly a sipper. It has a striking resemblance of an ipa over the hill where the malt is up front. This sucker is very spicy, yet enjoyable. I'd definitely drink this again and pair it with seafood. Worth trying if you like spicy stuff and see it around.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of DblDiamond
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of BJJMojo
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of GJ40
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC.

I will admit in advance that I love flavors that kick my ass. Whether it be hops or hot peppers, I'm in. And when it's both, and they work, wow!

This beer looks great and packs a punch. It retains much of the sculpin characteristics but adds a lingering burn that I find addicting.

Mmmm. BP, Where are the bottles?

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of SGreenlees
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of IRISHFAN951
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of madmaxmedia
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Comparison_Ford
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Nice clear golden color with a short white head that leaves tons of lacing

Smell: Pine, herbal, and citrus hops up front, with some added spice, pepper, and vegetal aromas, all complementing each other well

Taste: Hops greet you warmly, pine and resin bitterness, with some spice up next, mixed with citrusy hops. Light malt backbone, with spice on the finish. Not overly spicy, but not something I would drink a whole lot of. Pairs perfectly with Mexican food

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, nice full carbonation that suits the style well

Overall: Excellent. Who knew you could put habanero peppers in beer and get something that actually tastes good? I had to try it when I saw it, and it did not disappoint.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of JSuperman
2.26/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If you are a habanero lover, you may really like this one. As someone who likes mild heat, this was far too much and didn't last past one sip. The hear is immediate and intense. It lingers a long time on the palate and is not unpleasant if you expect this much heat. The sculpin taste is lost on me due to the amount of heat. The most uniqueness beer I have had.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,044 ratings.