dfearnley (565) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to pint glass
Strong chili pepper, green pepper, a little bread.
Clear amber, no head
Taste is all pepper, and although I love Serrano, I.d hope for more from a beer.
Ferris (1266) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Smells and tastes like Serrano peppers, not much else to say as it is pretty one sided.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Earthy chili pepper aroma and taste with a good capsicum heat on the back end. Not bad.
valpoaj (594) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at Aces & Ales in Vegas - golden body with little head - minimal lacing. Aroma is heavily spiced - lots of pepper, slight hint of heat, some doughy malt sitting in the background. Flavor is relatively one-dimensional - lots of heat and spicy pepper notes...slight resiny hop note tries to offset the warming of the pepper, but gets overwhelmed mid drink. Palate is light to medium bodied - but it is a sipper due to the heat of the pepper. Overall, the flavor was actually quite good, but 12 oz was a bit too much of this brew...a good one to try once, but I wouldn’t return to the well for another draw...
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Freakin’ Frog in Las Vegas. This beer is a clear amber color with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of peppers and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of hops, roast malt and subtle peppers. The finish is hoppy with a short peppery burn. Decent overall.
KansaiBeerLvrs (883) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Rokko Beer Diner. This beer is crazy, it looks like your typical lager but the the chili pepper aroma hits you like a smack in the face. No other flavors got through so it tasted more like drinking tabasco than a beer. Than cognitive dissonance was odd. I give them credit for imagination. It is a strange beer as the spiciness didn’t refresh me so much as had me running for something else to drink. Weird but interesting, too spicy for me...
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this fresh at Antenna America in Yokohama. Lighter bodied and spicier than the Habenaro IPA. I personally liked this better of the two beers. Big spicy finish would make it a great beer to pair with Mexican food. Great stuff.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pepper. And some beer in the background. but mainly just pepper. An interesting concoction, but a half pint and done for me. Hot sauce lovers will groove with this though. I needed a beer after this beer.
ben4321 (3354) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Ginger Man (NYC), 1/19/13
Aroma: The nose is pepper/spice, with some malty and hop components as well
Appearance: This one pours a clear golden color with a small, slightly fizzy, white head
Flavor: Taste-wise, the pepper is in balance with the hops to make it peppery but still drinkable
Palate: The body of this one is medium (leaning light), and it has average carbonation
I thought this was a pretty tasty pepper pale ale. This one is certainly worth trying, especially for those that have previously enjoyed the pepper beer gimmick.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ginger man with max for his birthday. Pours a clear amber body wih no head and light lacing. Aroma is pepper, slightly hot and light hop character. Mouthfeel is light with notes of malt, light pepper, and hop. The pepper really dies down in the flavor and is almost nonexistent.