chinchill (2999) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen.
A: clear, amber with a semi-durable tan head and limited lacing. Fine clariy.
Aroma: habaneros and hops in near equal balance.
Flavor: Wow! lots of habanero flavor here and medium-high hotness. The most chili flavor Iíve encountered in a beer, and one of th hottest.
Feel: Medium body with soft, medium carbonation. Medium+ heat.
O: an exceptional IPA well worth seeking out. Available in 6 packs.
BOLTZ7555 (2969) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing subtle about this. Assertive habanero heat and fruitiness accompanied by bright citrus and tropical additions. Capsaicin is noticeable and builds as your drink it. Becomes distracting. Iím a sweaty dude already. This doesnít help at all.
drjay44 (2967) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium to thick, well retained, off white head, with some lacing, over a clear, light amber (SRM 9) body.....nose is light cereal, heavy grapefruit, pine from the hops, mild habanero, balance to the hops......taste is light cereal, with hints of sweetness to start, with heavy grapefruit, pine, resin from the hops, becoming hot from the chile, finishing with hop bitterness, balanced.......mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, mild alcohol, carbonation high. As an S/H/V beer this is quite successful. The underlying beer is quite present and is well done. The chile comes in slightly in aroma, and then in flavors late enough to tell that the IPA was well done. The habanero then is utterly dominant with great heat, as one would expect from a 500,000 Scoville unit chile. The burn from an habanero is usually fairly short. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma was hoppy with peppers, pine and light fruit. Flavor was extremely spicy with hot chili peppers, citrus and mild pine.
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at least the brewery. Clear yellow/orange pour with an off white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Grapefruit hop notes upfront give way too some serious heat from the habaneros. Wowzers. Good body and mouthfeel.
jbruner (2940) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at RBWG 2015! Pours a clear gold with thin bubbly white head. Aroma is peppers over juicy hops. Taste is big on the peppers, damn, woah. Interesting but not as bad as some pepper beers.
tmoreau (2933) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Beer House Chicago in Lombard, IL. as a 5 oz. serving dispensed to a flight/fest glass, showing a clear, golden color, with a persistent layer of off white head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was lightly herbal, with some floral hints that reminded me of pomander-like lavender. Pacified by the mellow intro, the taste surprised me with a consistent pepper & heat that supplanted any fruitiness or alcohol on my palate. Even the hint of sweetness didnít assuage the warmth. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, and a mild creaminess to the mouthfeel. Tasty, and cleared the sinuses at the same time!
johnnnniee (2928) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster from the Grille Next Door.
Deep golden color with a huge sticky white head. Big capsaicin mixed with earthy pine on the nose. The heat lingers coating the throat all the way down. Good in a small dose, glad I got a tiny glass.
OldGrowth (2914) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tulip at Tonyís dart away. Good aroma, sweet. Minor pepper. Citrus, orange, grapefruit. Clean golden orange color. Small head that faded quick. Bitter flavor. Medium body, smooth oily creamy mouthfeel. Bitter dry finish. Better that I was anticipating. Heat is good. Not overwhelming. Enjoyable. Finish is my favorite part.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at a sampling event. From notes. Slight citrus hops and grains start out. Then immediately to very hot pepper notes. Very good, but nothing I would drink again.