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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

1,180 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,180
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 122
Gots: 166 | 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:
Beer added by: billshmeinke on 02-26-2011

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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 -33.3%

Photo of rapayn01
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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 -33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of AndyCowles75
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What a waste of a perfectly good Sculpin.

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2.52/5  rDev -32.8%
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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2.56/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

4.25 Appearance
Gold with 2 fingers of creamy, white head. Good clarity with hop (pepper?) oils floating around. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Habaneros, mango, papaya, and candy sugar.

Taste
Full-on habanero blast of heat assaulting my tastebuds. Tropical notes hide beneath with papaya and mango. Some candy sugar sweetness. ...But mostly habanero heat.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, spicy, hot, and unforgiving.

Overall
Wow, who can drink this? It's Not really enjoyable as it's just burning my ears and giving me impending diarrhea. Not cool, Ballast Point. not cool at all.

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2.67/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of BGsWo22
2.7/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a little to spicy for me

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2.71/5  rDev -27.7%
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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2.73/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too hot, not sure why this even exists.

Photo of Nunya
2.73/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

One of the oddest beers I've ever had. The habanero is way too overpowering. I like spicy food and I like Sculpin but I can barely taste the Sculpin here. Glad I tried it but won't have it again. If you want to drink some habanero give it a try. If you want to taste Sculpin or something that resembles an IPA stay away.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,180 ratings.