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Pepper Piper Down (Habanero) - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Pepper Piper Down (Habanero)
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 07-26-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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Photo of womencantsail
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Linda Vista/Home Brew Mart

A: The pour is amber in color with a thin off white head.

S: Right from the beginning there is a very strong and very green/fresh/raw pepper aroma. At first, just a moderate spiciness with a light fruitiness and earthy aroma. Pretty much, this just smells like peppers.

T: At first, there is a mild toffee sweetness with some toasted bread. After that, the peppers come through at full strength. There is a strong lingering heat/burn on the back of the throat to accompany the big time pepper flavor.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: This is an interesting experiment and it was nice to try, but after a few sips, I had a really hard time drinking any more.

Photo of HarleyCorps
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of HopHead84
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

7/26/2011

On tap at Home Brew Mart. Piper Down infused with Habanero Peppers.

A: Transparent amber with a small beige head.

S: Caramel and earth with a little sugar and bread. The habanero smells pretty nice. No evident booze.

T: Caramel up front with nice habanero flavor and very tame. Where's the heat? I ask too soon, the heat flares up midpalate and waxes toward the scorching finish. Lightly sweet with a moderate bitterness, but once the pepper takes over there's really nothing else.

M: Upper medium body with a sticky and smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A tasty pepper version of a good beer, but I couldn't get through half my taster. This is very spicy. If you are a pepper lover, you'll really enjoy this.

Photo of Urbancaver
2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This shit Is weird...

Pours a clear golden orange. Touch of white head. Reddish the more you pour. Smells buttery and toffee heavy. Smells like alpine!
Tastes hot... No chili flavour just hotness. Tastes not appealing
Well carbonated... Overall great

Photo of brew3crew
4.53/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewery during San Diego beer week!

A-carmel body with white head around the edges

S-nice maltiness but no spices

t-maltiness then fades into spiciness. This spice lingers on for a while after

M-medium body and smooth

O-spice lingers and it is a very fun beer to try. I like hotness!

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Pepper Piper Down (Habanero) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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