riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I feel like this is very underrated. Nose of wheat, fruity apricot, touch citrus, medium vegetal pepper notes. Pours cloudy orange yellow white head. Flavors of fresh fruity apricot up front wheat malt in the mid palate more fruity sweetness w a slow developing back of the mouth pepper dry "heat". Not spicy per se but there is definitely pepper flavor. Nice carbonation smooth but light body fairly quenching and unique really a great spice herb vegetable beer. Should be rated higher.
MikeJslc (474) - Utah, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale straw, cloudy, off-white head. Big apricot nose with some spicy wheat. There is a floral aroma as well. Flavor of earthy apricot, followed by wheat, then mild heat of peppers kicks in. The heat lingers in finish. Interesting beer.
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bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden beer with a white head. Light pepper andlight fruity aroma. Light wheat flavor with spicey peppers. Medium bodied. Light wheat lingers with spicey peppers and light fruitiness.
Dodgrblu (310) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kenny’s stash, big pepper aroma and taste. The apricot is well hidden.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the train from Vauxhall to Windsor into plastic glass (thanks to Dave W and Frank initially) 20/11/12.
Murky yellow akin to fresh pineapple juice with a mahooooosive white head that thins but retains well.
Nose is plastic, pepper, spice, herbs, chilli notes, light soap.
Taste comprises light apricots, then boom - a spicy chilli kick. This then overides and dominates the other flavours.
Medium bodied with light spritzy carbonation leading to a spicy finish with a good heat burn going on.
Overall - not one for everyday drinking, a little too hot, but interesting enough and one of the better chilli infused beers I’ve sampled.
Pawola22 (3103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Won gold at GABF apparently. Pours a cloudy, orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty peppery up front, but as this opens up a nice apricot comes out. A nice heat with a lightly sweetened wheat malt. The flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened, smooth wheats with a nice apricot note. A light breadiness as plenty of peppers come out and this finishes pretty hot, but the apricots provide a smooth and somewhat sweet balance. Clean with a very light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste with plenty of peppery heat. Light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really well done pepper beer. Pretty hot, but the apricots and lightly sweetened wheats provide a smooth, clean balance. Very nice.
Reid (1602) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from "lifesource" in Salem.
Hazy golden body with a large thick and frothy white head.
Fruity slight apricot aroma among he hay and bready tones..slight pepper.
Taste is unusual i get the apricot..more like an apricot jam and then the tingly and certainlly heated pepper..pepper heats the back of the mouth quite well.
Good mouthfeel with an ever present peppery heat..
Overall a very interesting beer.
maekchu (1090) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Fragrant, fruity, and slightly peppery aroma. Very pale yellow; apple juice color. Extremely mild initial flavors; then the peppers hit hard in mid palate. Very thin body. Just the right amount of peppers; maybe more hops would help. I didn’t really notice the apricot. Interesting stuff.
tia (763) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Hazy honey color with minimal head. Smells like peppers and honey and something else freshly sweet. Tastes peppery and spicy and wheaty. Nice heat.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft. name says it all but less sweet then heat. this thing burns all the way down. reminds me of a chili pepper vodka I had once. not nice at all...and I like spicy food. i’ll pass on this in the future.