jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a bit of lacing head. Lots of pepper and hops on the nose make for a very interesting scent. The taste is spicy and bitter reminiscent of a rye beer. Overall it finishes a bit weak but is a great beer and I would have lots more
drpimento (2970) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
They have the pepper done very nicely, but where are the hops mentioned in the brewery’s deScription? Otherwise, it’s just an ok beer. They missed their chance.
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. deep amber orange with one finger head. medium caramel malt. the pepper seems a bit buried, which is fine by me, but there’s just not much going on flavorwise.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, Wisconsin. Clear orange, slight red color to it. Thin off-white head. Leaves great, thicker lace. Caramel malt, some tropical fruitiness. Light pepper. Noticeable, but less than expected. Probably a good thing. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, light spiciness. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Solid pepper pale ale.
UkrainPubCrawler (116) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a nice beer. Great pepper notes but they could have been stronger. Nice, light and an enjoyable brew.
arkurzynski (2172) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy orange trending towards brown. Nose of faded hops, candied malt and faint pepper. Flavor is old hops mild biscuity malt with a dry, light pepper finish. Black pepper builds a bit with further drinking. Old bottle? I don’t think fresh would havr helped this one.
crossovert (10906) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dry and peppery ale, Large maltiness that crosses into biscuity butter.
Scipio (812) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber with a medium, light beige, lingering head. The aroma is interesting and unusual. It is more sweet and fruity, with orange, peach, pepper, spices, and honey. The taste is somewhat dry, while containing some slight sweetness and tartness. Pepper is most noticeable throughout. Spices, honey, and some slight lemon compliment, with an aftertaste of pepper at the end. Light to medium in body, with a thinner texture, while having average carbonation. This one’s uniqueness alone makes it definitely worth a try.
Frank (3900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think I’d call this stuff an American amber. It pours an red brown color w/ a nice long lasting head but is definitely cloudy enough as to be unappealing. Nose is citrusy hops w/ a definite burst of black pepper. I am not sure I would have identified it as black pepper specifically if did not say so on the label but it lends a slightly piquant musk that melds quite well w/ the hops. This is a little sweet and a little bit tart. It has a creamy texture that combined w/ mild carbonation makes it come off as a bit heavy to me. I do like the combination of black pepper and hops but wish this was just a little bit lighter in texture and brighter tasting. Perhaps this same combination of flavors would do better in a hoppy American blond.
MarkSachon (883) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle from Baruni’s in Baden. Cannot believe this exceptional brew is not rated higher. The peper flavor comes through pperfectly. Don’t miss this one.
Nsanders (955) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nearly opaque orange with a thin white head. Strong resinous fruity hops, apricots, black pepper, and bread. Taste is mildly sweet with a peppery bitter flavor. Body is medium with a foamy feel. I like the idea of the black pepper, but they seem to conflict with the choice and strength of hops.