Pepper Piper Down (Habanero) | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HopHead84 on 07-26-2011

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by brew3crew:
Photo of brew3crew
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
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!

 302 characters

More User Reviews:
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.

 715 characters

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


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.

 738 characters

Photo of Urbancaver
2.72/5  rDev -22.5%
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

 251 characters

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pukahi91
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Pepper Piper Down (Habanero) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!