maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear amber color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose is a little hoppy and with a bit of citrus coming through, but is dominated by the peppers. Taste is somewhat spicy with a lot of the pepper coming through, but not too much of the bitterness. I happen to love habaneros, so Iím a fan of this, though I see why many arenít.
JohnRMurdoch (4262) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ The Ginger Man Nee York. Orange amber, not much head. Chilli hop aroma. Overpowering hot spicy sickly chilli flavour and aftertaste. Struggled to finish this one.
Inbreak (4260) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22.11.2015, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild fruity, leafs, wet grass, dried fruits, hops, sap, minerals, orange, light malts. Taste is slightly dry grassy, leafs, grass, light malts, hops, sap, minerals, grassy chillies. Medium bitterness, slightly dry grassy chili mouthfeel with a pretty fast longlasting chili touch to it. Fair enough.
Aniela (4207) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught. Golden beer with an offwhite head. Grassy and hoppy aroma. HABANERO flavour...So much hanabero....I canīt feel anything in my mouh for at least an hour! Why does anyone brew this kind of beer??
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 On tap at Hunahpu day í13. Had this early on, which was a bad idea. Scattered notes: definite kick, burns going down. taste the vegetal ipa up front then all pepper - 6.8 - good but rough to drink. now my stomach hurts and nobody else wants to finish theirs. canít leave men behind. now my internal organs are falling off... unique, but never again.
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured clear amber with a thick, lacy white head. Aroma was mostly dank and earthy hops. Heat and chili pepper presence with a clean finish and lingering spiciness. Balanced and not too heavy with the heat and actually pepper flavor which was pleasant.
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at friendly Greek. Pours golden with an inch of white foam. Has some citrus on the nose. Big fucking habanero on the tongue. Huge. Real, real spicy. Lingers for hours. It is an acquired taste but itís actually some flavor even as it melts your tongue.
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I pop the cap the escaping CO2 brings a spicy hit of capsaicin to my nose. A steady pour into my Spiegelau IPA glass produces an almost two-finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves some layered lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a pale amber / gold color and shows a clear, yellow golden hue when held up to the light. Up front the beer has a big hit of floral herbal notes, ripe ruby-red grapefruit, ample guava, funky ripe mango, and even some Sauvignon Blanc like tropical fruit character. If you really, deeply dig into the aroma it gets even more of the ripe, tropical fruit character, and there is also just a hint of spicy, fruity, habanero character.
Smooth, herbal bitter notes up front linger through to the finish where a defined, spicy, chile kick takes over; this tickles the back of my throat, and supplies some nice spicy heat. The chile character seems to accentuate the grassy & herbal notes in the hopes, and this seems more evenly balanced with the ripe fruit character of a normal Sculpin; lychee, guava, kumquat zest, tangelo zest, and some ruby-red grapefruit notes are balanced by flavors of pine, bitter-woody sage sap, and dank herbal notes that adds an earthy-herbal spiciness. The malt character plays a clearly supporting role here, but does provide a rounded body that helps provide a nice texture to support the hops, as well as a hint of whole grain cracker like maltiness.
This is pretty tasty, though I think I prefer the regular and grapefruit versions of this beer more.
chinchill (4112) - 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.
nickd717 (4084) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle. Looking at reviews, this is a polarizing beer. Iím a huge pepper/heat fan, so not surprisingly I fall on the positive side. The other side consists of wimps. If youíre a pansy who canít take the slightest bit of heat, just donít drink a habanero beer! The appearance is average, orangish-golden with a fast-fading one-finger head. The aroma has grapefruit and tropical fruit notes with a hint of habanero. The flavor has great heat! Iím glad they didnít hold anything back. It matches well with a slightly sweet malt base and bright fruity hoppiness. The palate is really nice. Medium-bodied and crisp with a burning sensation. This is freaking badass! I love it and would drink it all day. Wimps need not apply.