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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Habanero SculpinHabanero Sculpin

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very good

1,038 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,038
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 111
Gots: 132 | FT: 8
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

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2.21/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Had on draft. Beer tasted good but so much heat it is pretty much undrinkable and I am someone who enjoys spiciness. I managed about 2oz and called it quits. I am wondering if the draft version I had was more intense than the bottled version reading some of the other reviews.

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2.32/5  rDev -38.3%

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2.32/5  rDev -38.3%

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2.43/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer looked promising. Good color, unusual but interesting aroma, solid body... but the taste was awful. You could tell there was a good IPA hiding in there somewhere, but the habanero is just so overpowering. I like spicy stuff, don't get me wrong, but Ballast Point probably should have dialed back the fire.

Glad I only bought a single, something I never say about Ballast Point.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

This was the equivalent of Atomic hot wings. It is just too hot to enjoy. There is almost no undertone of the great IPA that is supposed to be it's base.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Both the bartender and I thought she was pouring a regular Sculpin. One large mouthful of this and I had to have something else to drink urgently. The pepper taste is overwhelming and very hot. I cannot imagine why anyone would do this to a great beer like Sculpin.

Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,038 ratings.