Habanero Sculpin | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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2,624 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Sculpin IPA with Habanero Pepper began as a crazy experiment that’s taken on a life of its own. While its bright fruit notes and hoppy bite has made the original one of our favorites, this version takes that balance of flavors to the next level with the citrusy, floral heat of habaneros. Sculpin are known to sting, but this one’s got a kick.

Added by billshmeinke on 02-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,611
Reviews:
539
Ratings:
2,624
pDev:
15.96%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
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193
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 2,624 |  Reviews: 539
Photo of labisch
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is my least favorite Sculpin, but I'm not a huge fan of spiced foods or drinks in the first place. The heat is pretty substantial at the end of each sip and lingers for several minutes.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cceli
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Psquared93
2.04/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In tulip at Danville, VA brewery.

Slightly hazy copper with average white head.

Ooh! The floral, sweet heat of the delicious habanero pepper is apparent. It’s complemented by some lemon and orange citric hopping.

Habenero up front again, delicate but domineering. Low key citric accompaniment.

Soft carbonation on a medium body.

The peppers are a very good addition and while they dominate the beer, the base keeps things in balance.

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Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dank and spicy just like it should be with a tad of hop citrusy earthy malts.

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3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was big time spicy. Burned all the way through. They hit the nail on the head with that.

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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Cindicameron
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love the habanero heat!

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lightly hazy orange with a rocky, long lasting cap. The aroma is awash with citrusy, tropical hops and smoky habanero heat. Sweet maltiness in there too. A barrage of grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango hops is immediately countered by lots of habenero heat. The two battle for supremacy while a sturdy, cookie dough malt balast somehow keeps things in check. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a light carbonation. Lips tingle immediately from the heat and it builds. The finish is quite spicy and moderately to highly bitter.

This is a fantastic spiced beer. The Ballast Point levels of hops stand up to the potent habanero heat and their interplay is interesting. Highly recommended for hot food lovers but may be too much for some.

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3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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2.87/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.63/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,624 ratings