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Brewed By: Ballast Point Brewing Company (Kings & Convicts Brewing Co.)

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Number of Ratings: 755

Style: American IPA

Brewed In: 9045 Carroll Way, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

ABV: 7%

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Habanero Sculpin

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Tasting Notes

Please sign in to post comments about this beer and see your Beer Buddies' comments. profile - December 11, 2015
Every beer is different your either going to get a kick in the mouth or amazing lol but by far one of the best hottest beers out there
Beerguy33 profile pictureBeerguy33 - December 10, 2015
12/9/15 - Poured into a Bootleggers tulip glass, pours a golden copper color with a small quickly disappearing head. Average carbonation and good lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine and hops. Not detecting any habanero on the aroma. Oh's definitely there on the taste! A lingering spiciness on the finish. Taste is grapefruit, spicy, bready and heat! I'm not a fan of hot spicy food but this beer isn't bad. For me, it's a slow drinker because of the heat, but it's very tasty. It's to spicy for an every day drinker, but I liked it.
CDarby67 profile pictureCDarby67 - November 27, 2015
Not for everyone; absolutely for me! The Sculpin IPA is amazing in and of itself; the habanero takes it to a dark rarely visited corner that I call deliciously extreme! Nose is more reminiscent of jalapeño but the taste has a sting that is unmistakably habanero. Leaves a lasting warm peppery after taste that makes this beer one of my favorites.
Dawgvet profile pictureDawgvet - November 3, 2015
I like spicy foods. I enjoyed this beer but it's not something you would have on an every day thing. Starts with a good hop taste but then the habanero kicks in and overwhelms everything.
KANGAfat profile pictureKANGAfat - October 10, 2015
Enjoying 10/10/15. This beer is HOT! Unique. Tasty.
arand profile picturearand - October 2, 2015
Spice was too pronounced for my liking. And I was sick.
Mac17 profile pictureMac17 - September 30, 2015
Taphouse Sept 2015. Way way way too hot. Drain pour. profile - September 24, 2015
Great hoppy beer. The habanero was a little hard to reconcile though. Not on my list. profile - September 22, 2015
Spicy food is a love/hate thing with me. But in my beer? no thanks. It's like drinking a bottle of habernero hot sauce rather than beer. Good try but next! profile - September 12, 2015
Good IPA with what tastes like a dollop of Texas Pete dumped in. Problem is the spice cancels out sculpins nice bittering hops. Interesting mix but, like others have said, no more then one please.
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