Arthree (47) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewery. Golden yellow with a thin ring of foam. Smells like a hot spicy pretzel. I almost can’t taste the cream ale under the chile flavour, but it seems oddly balanced. Nicely done gimmick, and definitely worth trying.
Travlr (21403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source. Slightly hazy yellow color, thick white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of burning straw, smoking pepper. Taste is charred pepper skin and burning hay, decent hay. Delicious.
Tstamba (735) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster. Pale gold, white head. A little heat on the nose... The chile works well to give this beer some needed body and flavor!!!
Sammy (11164) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice balanced and drinkable chile beer. On tap at the source.fuller mouthfeel.
netmedic (2) - - JAN 11, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very well done. Smoke and chili on the nose, nice creamy malt with distinctive chili taste - present but pleasant. Nice long balanced finish.
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Fate South, 12/28/15.
Clear, bright golden body shows good carbonation and a small, white, moderately-well-retained head.
HUGE chile nose is delightfully authentic, tasteful and well-supported by the fresh house yeast and dry, but apparent malt backing. Smells exactly like freshly roasted green hatch chiles and is powerfully sniffable.
Flavor follows, showing little/no heat, as is the case with these chiles. Fleshy, gently roasted pepper character is backed by a zesty, mostly tight carbonation and crisp, grainy malt texture, with appropriate wateriness allowing high drinkability and no flaw or alcohol. Great attenuation, as with all of their beers and good extraction/mashing leading to a malty, enjoyably soft texture.
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft, i really like chilli beers, this one has great chili flavor on a blank canvas of a base beer. Lots chilli falvor with light heat. Actually one of the first spicy beers i want more of.
jredmond (7444) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a clear golden body with white lacing. Aroma is strong assertive chiles and a vague sweetness beneath. Mouthfeel is nice - medium-bodied, creamy with notes of chiles, light vanilla, rounded malt character and additional sweetness.
maley1 (1116) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow pour with small white head. Aroma of pale malts and chilis. Taste of pale malts, grassy hops and slight chili heat. Nice and crisp and refreshing, nicely carbonated, simple beer that really works, nicely balanced. Dry peppery finish.
phaleslu (9376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a sampler at the brewpub. Pours a clear, pale gold with a small white head. There’s a huge hatch chile character in this, with pale malts, grass, straw, and some faint sweetness. But the chiles give it a vegetal character, kind of earthy, and not overly spicy. It strangely balances the beer. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, vegetal, spicy mouthfeel. Pretty good for a cream ale.