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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This year’s brew is light golden in color with a strong aromatic pepper nose and flavor. Surprisingly mild in heat. The Chili ale will be available all summer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - JUN 27, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. The new name of this is "Fahrenheit Chili Ale"
Slightly cloudy light golden with a small white head and light lacing. Aroma and flavors of fresh green jalapenos
Very nice, just the right amount of heat. Not over the top spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2012
on tap-pours gold with a white head. Aroma is chile, some grain. Taste is chile, some sweet grain. Warms the tongue about 5 seconds later and as I get further into the glass, it warms a bit more. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Growler. A - Light lager color with a straw color. Average sized white smooth head. Decent retention with a thin ring of lace. S - Strong pepper, capsaicin, seed aroma. Fresh pepper aroma with hot and sweet bell pepper aroma. Very strong fresh salsa verde hot pepper. A touch imbalance with the hotness but not bad. T - A touch more balance than the aroma. Some more sweet malty balance. Grainy and bready sweetness but the pepper is very strong. Very green and fresh. Not super hot but you definitely know it is a pepper beer. M - Lighter smooth feel. Pretty light and easy to put down. Average carbonation. D - While there is some balance to the pepper, it gets a little heavy after awhile. Definitely a beer that is meant to have a little at a time. Notes: Very strong pepper flavor. Very fresh and natural flavor from the peppers. A touch of hot and spiciness but there is enough malty sweetness to balance it out. Interesting and nice in small doses. Pretty good chili beer, although it’s not my favorite style, this one is well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of peppers and vegetables, a hint of heat. Flavor of hot peppers that keeps going to the hot and spicy finish. It really has a spicy kick! Quite hot. Some tortilla malt comes out as well. Prepare your taste buds for this puppy. 7/4/8/4/14 [3.7/5]

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11929) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
(Draught) Pours a clear pale yellow body with small white head. Aroma of roasted red chilies, hatch green chilies, and black pepper (salsa). Flavor is of roasted chilies. One of the better chili ales I’ve sampled lately.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2009
GABF 2009. Pours clear light yellow with a small, fizzy white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, meal, cereal), light hop (herbs), average yeast (dough) with notes of chile pepper. Light bodied, mineral texture, average carbonation, and a metallic, spicy finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Some chile skin flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of green peppers, caramel, some toasty hints. Flavor packs some heat and nicely balances this one out. Unfortunately, lacking in body. Definitely an enjoyable experience.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Draught at WBF. Poured a light golden color with no real head to speak of. Strong aroma of chili pepper with a hiint of grain. Flavor is pretty much just pepper... This one I couldn’t finish. Not my style at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2009
On tap in Laramie. They offered a few other seasonals, but for some reason this intrigued me, even though I new it wouldn’t be a favorite of mine. Color was clear gold. Aroma of peppers and not too much else. Flavor was much of the same; they blended a bunch of different Mexican chiles in this one. Pretty hot and spicy, and finishing a pint would be a tall order. Not my thing, but they accomplished what they set out to in my opinion.


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