lbianchi66 (268) - FRANCE - DEC 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Robe cuivrée et opaque, peu de mouse. Arômes fruits de la passion, litchi, caramel. Goût résine, écorce d’agrume et marmelade. Puis, une vague de poivre monte au nez et brûle la langue. Reste en bouche pendant de très longues minutes. Il faut aimer l’épicé pour apprécier. Vraiment pas ma tasse de thé.
tfontana (470) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from can into 4 oz taster. Aroma is all of the qualities of straight sculpin--pine, herbs, fruit, spruce with a little bit of malt and some definite pepper spice. Appearance is mild hazy orangish yellow with mild sparkle and nice foamy white head with mild lacing. Taste is a tale of two halves---first half dominant mild-to-moderate bitter with some sweet fruitiness but second half is all heat--not really a taste but a palate issue. Palate is light-to-medium body with thin, slightly creamy texture that then gets dominated by slightly burning heat. Overall, I appreciate the challenge of getting the habanero into the beer and it might be enjoyable to have with Mexican food, but even then it was a little too spicy for me.
above average appearance and palate but won’t knock your socks off. Very interesting aroma with some of that complexity translating over to the taste but a little over to the bitter side for me.
screigh (597) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear copper color. Almost no head at all. Aroma is a mixture of hops, malt and peppers. Just a hint of beer then immediately tastes like peppers. Hot lingers on the tongue, throat and lips. Heat effects the ears. Heat persists on the lips.
donandres (263) - , Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz too wine glass, with spicy dinner
Appearance: Dark Golden Yellow, light amber
Smell: Aroma of Hops and Pepper
Taste: Spicy and Bitter, but the combination doesn’t go very well
jmm635 (978) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, light orange, with a fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet malt, fresh citrus hops, and lots of spicy pepper. Tastes like your typical west coast IPA but then the habanero kicks in! Spicier than I was anticipating. Long, back of the throat, burning finish. This one is hard to rate. It’s a well-made beer, but tough to swallow.
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - DEC 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle courtesy of Costantin. Almost clear golden orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, cheesy, spicy, light bread, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, grass. Sweet and bitter spicy taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Hot long aftertaste.
darb85 (197) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heat is subtle. But builds. Sweet but pretty good. Well balance and no real alcohol. Solid
IndianaRed (3430) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap slightly hazy lightorange. Thin wispy head and lacing. LIght citrusy aroma with only a hint of the firey inferno to come. Flavor was very hot. B ig time peppery heat and still some nice clean grapefruit citrus in there as well.
superspak (4224) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/29/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, habanero pepper, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, habanero pepper, and light-moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, habenero pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness and pepper spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, habanero pepper, and light-moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness and pepper spice after the finish as well. Moderate amount of pepper heat, but not overwhelming. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately crisp/sticky/spicy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming other than the pepper heat on the finish. Overall this is an incredible pepper spiced IPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, habanero pepper, and light-moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink even with the pepper spice and heat. A highly enjoyable offering.
ej (1108) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazed orange with a medium white top. Aroma is citrus fruits, grass, mango and peach. Flavor has a hint of malt before the a light bitter touch then the habanero takes over. A moderate and lasting "burn". Somewhat dry. Medium to medium-light body with avg co2 levels. Needless to say, it goes very well with tacos! :)