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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

749 Ratings
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Ratings: 749
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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4.5/5  rDev +19%

08-04-2014 11:19:29 | More by rbail012
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Buttstallion

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19%

08-04-2014 03:20:05 | More by Buttstallion
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Meximily

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-03-2014 06:33:22 | More by Meximily
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Mersh

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-02-2014 21:28:42 | More by Mersh
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MDM

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-02-2014 05:54:06 | More by MDM
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-02-2014 05:45:14 | More by taylor714914
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

08-01-2014 23:22:57 | More by Cubatobaco
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texasspottedcow

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-01-2014 21:56:45 | More by texasspottedcow
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DblDiamond

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-01-2014 20:07:16 | More by DblDiamond
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BJJMojo

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-01-2014 05:52:09 | More by BJJMojo
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +14.8%

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?

07-31-2014 23:27:38 | More by GJ40
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stealth

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-31-2014 05:55:31 | More by stealth
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SGreenlees


4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-31-2014 02:37:04 | More by SGreenlees
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IRISHFAN951

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-30-2014 04:32:19 | More by IRISHFAN951
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madmaxmedia

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-29-2014 01:12:42 | More by madmaxmedia
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Comparison_Ford

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-29-2014 00:22:48 | More by Comparison_Ford
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mecmd

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-29-2014 00:15:18 | More by mecmd
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terraism

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-28-2014 22:22:02 | More by terraism
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JDeming

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-28-2014 22:19:54 | More by JDeming
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-28-2014 02:44:00 | More by tom10101
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tclipse

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

07-27-2014 22:33:44 | More by tclipse
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johnnye1981

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-27-2014 19:40:02 | More by johnnye1981
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

07-27-2014 13:16:45 | More by MadCat
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Ferrari805

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

07-27-2014 07:22:42 | More by Ferrari805
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JSuperman

California

2.21/5  rDev -41.5%

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.

07-26-2014 21:02:16 | More by JSuperman
Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.