Theydon_Bois (9915) - The íSham, 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 Iíve sampled.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, 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 (1944) - Salem, 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 (2283) - 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 didnít really notice the apricot. Interesting stuff.
tia (1010) - 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. iíll pass on this in the future.
ration (1966) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours hazy yellow with a small head. Aroma chili, vegetables and some hops. Gives an immediate burning sensation, but dissapates qyickly. Nice chili beet. Not Bad.
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at PDX Beer Week with Carla. Pours a very hazy golden orange with almost no foam. Smells pretty bland with a hint of sweetness. Feels thin and water. Tastes lightly sweet and tangy of apricots and is followed up by a pretty boring wheat flavor and ends with a nice subtle spice. Mostly everything is too subtle.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Truth in advertising. A tiny bit of fruit up top. Followed by a healthy dose of wheat and grain and then at the back end and top of palate is the pepper which lingers around as a warning. If I was a spicy beer person this would be rated higher.
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught@brewpub (Portland, OR)
Hazy orange color, no head. Apricot jam aroma. Light bodied. Spicey, fruity, apricot flavor. Chilli burning in the aftertaste.