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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

753 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 753
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 72
Gots: 60 | 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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GeoChase90

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-26-2014 01:45:25 | More by GeoChase90
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-04-2014 03:18:09 | More by leftoverburrito
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JDJTEXAS

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-07-2013 21:22:03 | More by JDJTEXAS
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wrightst

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-08-2014 02:48:31 | More by wrightst
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stealth

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-31-2014 05:55:31 | More by stealth
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-22-2014 06:16:26 | More by brpendergast85
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

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
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trytoketchup

Arizona

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-07-2013 01:46:46 | More by trytoketchup
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smmeier819

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-02-2013 13:53:06 | More by smmeier819
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-11-2014 20:53:51 | More by TurdFurgison
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jkball01

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-15-2014 16:50:54 | More by jkball01
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KatieRose84

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-12-2013 20:20:05 | More by KatieRose84
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Chingringo

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-18-2014 19:28:19 | More by Chingringo
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-24-2014 22:29:57 | More by WoostaBia
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-08-2014 01:06:33 | More by SStaudt
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Popp24

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-01-2012 00:25:25 | More by Popp24
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MDM

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-02-2014 05:54:06 | More by MDM
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Druss157

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-18-2013 04:59:49 | More by Druss157
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StJamesGate

New York

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
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Ben7773

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-10-2014 04:44:14 | More by Ben7773
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-29-2014 16:06:36 | More by acurtis
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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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GFish

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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SirBentham

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-08-2013 00:15:46 | More by SirBentham
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Devi0us

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-01-2013 21:10:23 | More by Devi0us
Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.