Rangi (549) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Subtle and interesting.
Art work on the bottle is amazing.
Aroma of habenero chilli and maize up front with the watermelon making an appearance with first sip. Was expecting full on flavour and heat. Was a little disappointed when this was not the case but started to appreciate all the subtle flavours and restraint in the glass.
Wonderful beer over all.
ShaneJ (475) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Slowbeer (Nov 2013). Bright golden, minimal head, strong chilli aroma made me hesitant to try it, but heat was well restrained, good habanero flavour without too much heat at all, melon and maize flavours, quite drinkable. Nice.
jonnyguns (875) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a very light golden with minimal head. Nose shows a bit of the rosewater but Iím mainly getting a garlic tone to it. Taste is all about the chilli. Light bodied easy drinking beer with the biggest chilli heat Iíve ever had in a beer. Kinda works though dries your mouth out and makes you want more!
Niksko (305) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light hazy golden with some fine off white head.
Not much to the nose. I get a bit of a dry macro lagery aroma (probably from the maize). Thereís also a slight amount of what smells to me like banana, but thatís probably because Iím used to that aroma in beers. In reality Iím fairly sure itís from the watermelon. Thereís also just the barest hint of rosewater.
The flavour is something completely different though. Thereís an immediate dose of the watermelon sweetness on the mid palate, a delicate perfume from the rosewater, followed by more watermelon sweetness on the finish and some fairly aggressive heat.
Very light bodied and refreshingly fizzy without being over the top.
This beer is pretty miraculous. Itís got a very bland base, but extremely interesting additives that are really perfectly balanced. Iíd drink it again in a heartbeat.
NBird (332) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks..transparent blonde, sml-med head. Smells..rose hip sweetness, a little floral, some malt sweetness. Tastes.. Rose hip and some watermelon that is quickly overpowered by the habanero chilli,a little too overpowered.
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild chilli on the nose, chilli dominates in the taste without being too overpowering, watermelon and rosewater are there if you look for it.
Hop_Hedonist (219) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Totally brilliant - chilli and hop bliss wrapped in light bodied malt - so this is where they put the chilli meant for Death From Above (guys, please amp up the heat in your next DFA release cos the current one ainít in the same league as the last one)
inceptioj (44) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty ingenious. First you get the flowery fruity watermelon rosewater and then you get punched in the throat by firey chilli heat. To be honest the chilli is a bit much for me, but I have a pretty low tolerance. Without the chilli it would be far too flowery and Iíd hate it, and without the flowery flavours it would be just heat with no contrast. It works really well but sadly I can only consume it in small sips.
stoutnick (442) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light golden. Aroma is lager malt. Taste is chilli burn (yum), mild light fruitiness of watermelon. Palate is heat. Overall, one of my favourite beers of the year. Definitely for the spice heads.
Pdubyah (339) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a bit of an assault on the palate, for me too much chilli, but more the harsh pepper than the sweet chilli type. Itís like a soft beer that they added as a finish a bucket of something rather than having it as integral to the project. In my opinion. Looks great though, aroma is alright, and that initial split second taste was something Iíd enjoy again, however having had my taste buds flattened might not happen. Canít see what this would "go" with, there is no food match I can think of, and itís not a session beer. Good for a prank perhaps. At least I can say I survived.