Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -20.6%
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.
08-11-2013 19:56:49 | More by CasanovaCummins
3.18/5 rDev -15.9%
On cask at the GBBF, 2011.
Hazy gold with film. Straight gooey jam (Amarillo) nose.
Honey and jelly up front, but the heat is right there and kills all the hops. Smaller sips reveal some tangerine and mango.
Medium, some chew, chili heat lingers long.
Way heavy-handed. Heat kills a nice beer. A bad idea.
08-04-2011 12:08:48 | More by StJamesGate
Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 756 ratings.