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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,061 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 118
Gots: 140 | 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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Photo of rapayn01
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.

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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%

Photo of RobTheKnob
2.52/5  rDev -33%
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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2.67/5  rDev -29%

Photo of BGsWo22
2.7/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a little to spicy for me

Photo of vkv822
2.71/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

12oz SN IPA Glass

Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a foamy off white head.

Brief notes of tropical, citrus hops followed quickly by a strong spicy, peppery blast.

Mostly just peppery heat, faint hops in the finish.

I enjoy spicy foods, and peppered/spicy beers but this was really over done. Drinkable, but not enjoyable.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,061 ratings.