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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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85
very good

1,298 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,298
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16%
Wants: 123
Gots: 214 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: billshmeinke on 02-26-2011

Our Sculpin IPA with Habanero Pepper began as a crazy experiment that’s taken on a life of its own. While its bright fruit notes and hoppy bite has made the original one of our favorites, this version takes that balance of flavors to the next level with the citrusy, floral heat of habaneros. Sculpin are known to sting, but this one’s got a kick.
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Bottle at 40 degrees into nonic
Aroma citrusy like orange
Head large (5 cm), off white, frothy, diminishing to a 1 cm ring and partial layer.
Lacing poor, rare thick stalagmite of tiny to small bubbles
Body medium yellow, slight haze
Flavor is basically hidden in the habanero heat, but that heat is not overpowering – no sweating, no tearing, no choking – just a medium heat. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 3.75, Overall 4

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I love sculpin. The habanero was very strong, killing anything that made sculpin nice. However, if i disregarded that it was a sculpin variation, it was a nice beer.

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Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,298 ratings.