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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Habanero SculpinHabanero Sculpin

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BA SCORE
85
very good

750 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 750
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 72
Gots: 59 | FT: 3
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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jpcarnegie

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-11-2013 01:58:07 | More by jpcarnegie
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19%

10-10-2013 17:53:19 | More by Boston_Steve
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-09-2013 01:56:31 | More by outoffocus
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19%

10-05-2013 21:50:37 | More by xdefeatsy
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Fluteswell

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-05-2013 02:30:51 | More by Fluteswell
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KevinStaley

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-04-2013 15:57:03 | More by KevinStaley
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19%

10-04-2013 12:56:47 | More by schmidtmattsays
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blp

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-03-2013 22:03:38 | More by blp
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diddly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-03-2013 02:18:45 | More by diddly
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KeatsShelley

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

This beer is interesting. Tastes like Sculpin but with serious fiery/peppery notes in the nose and on the palate, which can dominate the sweetness of the beer. I just flat out didn't enjoy it, but I didn't enjoy it because it's a bad beer, if that makes sense. I just didn't enjoy the actual habanero features of the beer. So, it's successful in that it combines Sculpin and habanero in exactly the right way, so if you like that definitely try this one. Or...get a 2oz sample of it.

10-02-2013 17:11:19 | More by KeatsShelley
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-01-2013 15:55:16 | More by Kmlund
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4.41/5  rDev +16.7%

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Santa Clarita, CA.

Beautiful deep golden amber in color, creamy white head with minimal lacing. The nose is dominated by peppery and citrusy aromas, primarily grapefruit coming through. It tastes exactly like Sculpin, with just a hint of capsaicin on the taste buds. However, let me warn you, this beer is genuinely hot. A 12 ounce snifter glass was a daunting task to finish. Overall, I was extremely pleased with this beer, simply a rock solid IPA with a habanero kick.

09-29-2013 23:43:49 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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Bluescooter

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-28-2013 15:34:33 | More by Bluescooter
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zimm421

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-28-2013 00:48:38 | More by zimm421
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TimMack

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-27-2013 03:52:05 | More by TimMack
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Lugenbeast

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-27-2013 02:31:48 | More by Lugenbeast
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-27-2013 00:36:17 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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wesside89

Illinois

5/5  rDev +32.3%

09-26-2013 05:15:47 | More by wesside89
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +4.8%

Served in a snifter at The Avenue in Allston

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is an orange color with a great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Pineapple, mango, tangerine, habanero, caramel, and bready malts.

Taste: It's habanero spicy hot. All other traditional sculpin characteristics follow.

Mouthfeel: Lots of habanero heat. I can't feel anything else. Drinks smooth, a bit hot, low to medium carbonation, and light to medium bodied. The beer got easier to drink after my mouth handled the heat.

Overall: Awesome veer, but I wish the heat could be turned down a tad. Smells like pineapple mango salsa, but the habanero takes over all the good features of the beer. Still a good beer though. I would drink it again.

09-25-2013 00:53:21 | More by Flounder57
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jefflong3323

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-23-2013 02:25:51 | More by jefflong3323
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Hopdaemon39

New York

3.94/5  rDev +4.2%

Had on tap at blind tiger- pours a clear golden orange color with 1.5 fingers head, decent retention, barely any lacing.

Smell is peppery and woody. A little pine hops in there.

Taste is very interesting- starts out a lot like sculpin; malty and pine hoppy, but them it takes a spicy turn. The habanero comes in full force and stays for a long while. Much spicier than other hot beers I've had.

Mouthfeel is pretty nice- medium body, well carbonated, and them that prickly vinegary burning sensation from the habanero. Very interesting beer- not something Id drink again by itself but might pair really nicely with barbecue.

09-23-2013 00:46:04 | More by Hopdaemon39
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-22-2013 06:18:01 | More by jegross2
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-22-2013 05:04:41 | More by DerekMorgan
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tickingtimebomb

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-22-2013 04:42:09 | More by tickingtimebomb
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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-21-2013 17:04:09 | More by Lynn
Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 750 ratings.