Travlr (15868) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the source. Clodu golden amber color, small off white head. Aroma of pepper, fruit, hay. Tasty, but a bit heavy on the habanero, and a bit light on the mango.
argo0 (12115) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask. Murky amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, mango, some spicy, light habenero. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, mango, some spicy, habenero burn in finish. Soft medium body, light resin.
BeerandBlues2 (10775) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine, resin, and citrus hops, biscuit malt, mango and habanero. Flavor is heavy hops, mango, habanero, light malt, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 5th Annual Real Ale Fest (03/23/13): Murky dark golden color with a medium bone white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Patchy lacing. Aroma of peppers, fruit and malt. Medium body with a peppery character and flavors of bready malt and subtle mango. The finish is mildly spicy with a short pepper burn left behind. Interesting concept but just average overall.
blipp (6959) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Ginger Man with a few Ratebeer folks. Pours orange with a thin white head. Big fruity nose and a lot of mango up front, light floral hops, and a good dose of heat in the finish. Lingers quite awhile. This was pretty good, but I really just don’t jive with these hot pepper beers.
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ginger Man, N.Y., June 1. Pours a super murky peach-copper with an average size long-lasting creamy white head. Mild but nice aroma with a good amount of hops, fruit and some light spice. Flavour also has a good amount of hops along with caramel malt and spices that come through more as you drink it. Medium bodied. Not as spicy or fruity as I’d like, too subtle for me, but still quite good.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Winking Lizard 5th Annual Real Ale Fest on 3/23/13. Cloudy orange pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, tropical fruit and pepper. Malty and caramelly flavor with light pepper and tropical fruit before a citrusy finish. Different, but it kinda works.
sonnycheeba (4244) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firkin at Gonzofest. Pours cloudy, dark amber with thin, off-white head. Aroma is heavy citrus and floral notes, peppers, tropical fruit, biscuit and cereal malts. Flavor is dry malts forward that blends into spicy peppers and light tropical fruit; dry finish with a subtle, lingering spiciness. Medium body and low carbonation.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes like nothing, then tastes like mango, then tastes like the fires of hell. Holy shit, that burn.
snoworsummer (3244) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy gold brown. Tastes smooth and mild of grapefruits, pine hops, and citrus. Then gets very spicy and nicely hot. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like orange.