Habanero Sculpin | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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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:
#24,027
Reviews:
541
Ratings:
2,637
pDev:
15.96%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
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4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erickoontz
4.82/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. The heat is my favorite part. But it taste excellent as well

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4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.04/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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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

Photo of dbarny76
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great creativity! Very Spicy but still a nice hop profile! highly recommend!

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4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful orange haze with light head and lacing. Smell of grass and fruit. Now let's get to what makes this one of the most interesting and unique beers out there. This thing stings as soon as it hits the front of your tongue and doesn't stop till it goes down your throat. It like drinking hot sauce, but that is a good thing because I personally love spicy stuff. There is the flavor of a decent IPA in there as well. This one is not for the faint at heart. Very different and interesting to say the least. Highly recommended!!!

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

Photo of therica
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Definitely an upfront habanero buzz. This on top of an already nicely established Ballast Point Sculpin IPA. Great expeeience.

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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

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

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

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

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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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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

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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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Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,637 ratings