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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

693 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 65
Gots: 43 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-19-2013 13:24:31 | More by mendvicdog
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MikeMilanoDesign

California

4.68/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First off if you don't like spicy things stay away. however if you spicy stuff this is great.

a: color is a nice strawy yellow.

s: hoppy but oddly warm

t: warm and woody at first. Then the habanero flavor and heat comes in at full force. not like any other pepper beer ive had where the pepper flavor is subtle. if you like habaneros you will really enjoy this beer. finishes out with a peppery hop flavor and feel.

mf: very oil heavy. first sip delivers a mouthful of hop and habanero oil that coats your mouth. then warm heat and a dry finish

overall i would recommend at least giving this beer a go. it was amazing

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 03:45:23 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Illinois

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District of Columbia

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Ohio

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Maryland

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Maryland

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Alabama

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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed at the Armsby Abbey.

A - Poured into a standard pint glass a crystal clear honey hue with a one finger one head that fades to leave nice lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of very juicy sculpin backbone, juicy hops, citrus, and tropical notes (aka pineapple), nice meaty habanero flesh and some subtle heat. Incredibly inviting.

T - Taste is initial delicious sculpin tropical fruits and then KAPOW habanero flesh and great. Oh my goodness, initial pepper warmth, slightly bitter (from the seeds possibly), heady lingers in the back of the throat lightly. More of a chili beer than an ipa, however, there is a fair amount of ipa backbone that lingers. The combination of heat and hops is very well done.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice for the style, crisp, refreshing.

O - Overall this was exponentially hotter than I thought it would be. The habanero is balanced wonderfully by the bitter hops. Very well done but in the end not for the individual who fears heat.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 17:29:32 | More by rudzud
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm a big fan of Ballast Point. I've been to the brewery and can honestly say their barrel-aged brews stand up well against anyone else's, but this offering is all flame and not as much flavor as it should be. In other words, HOT, HOT, HOT.

At first it pours and tastes like regular Sculpin, but then, WHAM, your mouth is over-whelmed with heat and any subtlety of flavor goes missing. This would be a great dare pour, but not one to have on regular rotation.

If you like Sculpin, try it. But only to see how much better the regular pour is.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 19:56:49 | More by CasanovaCummins
Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.