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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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very good

956 Ratings
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Ratings: 956
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 16.45%
Wants: 103
Gots: 108 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: billshmeinke on 02-26-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: medium amber color, almost clear, white head a few fingers high; lace drapes and slim cap persist

S: floral and pine aromas with hints of pepper and herbs

T: subdued malts and hops under the sheen of heat this beast unleashes; you'll pick up some chewy caramel malt-esque characteristics and some of the pine resin, herbal, and floral hops, but the habanero heat is prominent, and fans of peppery, hot fare will love the tight heat o'er the crisp hops and balancing malts.

M: medium-light body, slightly slick, some carbonation, but the tingle of heat with wrap the tongue and rake the palate with spines of habanero

O: no doubt a polarizing beer - kinds hard to be too objective here, as you're either into the chile pepper heat or you're not. This is not on the same scale as Stone's Crime and Punishment, but its in the same league. One of the hotter ale I've had, and for this guy, that's great. If you don't want a vigorously spicy ale, or you're on the fence, this is probably an ale to pass on. If you're a spicy food and ale fan, you're gonna enjoy this ale.

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Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.