detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper-amber, topped by an inch or more of white foam. Decent head retention, very nice lacing. Nice jalapeŮo pepper in the aroma, very fresh and spicy. A hint of black pepper, or even very peppery/spicy hops is in there too. But what is surprising is the ‘beer’ aroma – behind, beneath, and all around the pepper, this thing also smells like a fine Czech pilsner.
Sure, the pepper is the most noticeable thing – spicy and hot (but not exceptionally hot), fresh and tasty. Seriously, this chile pepper flavor tastes like it was just picked from the garden. Apart from the pepper, this is one fine pilsner. The malt is dry and somewhat toasted, and the hops are nice and peppery – with a noticeable bitterness in the finish. Whatever the hops are (Saaz?), they are a perfect complement to the peppers. The body is on the light side, with excellent carbonation.
Better by far than Rogueís Chipotle Ale, and as for that Drainpour Edís crap
ZFCapital (5) - middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
best pepper beer ive had yet, had it at the great taste and the habenero comes thru nicely with the palumbos and penos. spicy but not to much to enjoy if u like spicy food.
madvike (2543) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hilldale - Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Nose is a bit of malty sweetness, honey and a nice pepper heat. Taste is the same, with a light grainy body and a peppery heat that builds and builds. Thin and light bodied. Good stuff.
troyc (2014) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Tap) Pours a golden color with a small white head. Very strong pepper aroma. Taste is pretty heavily based on habanero peppers. Extremely flavorful, yet bareable. Itís hard to detect anything else going on in the beer because of the pepper. Itís still probably the best pepper beer Iíve ever had!
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub (Fitchburg). Poured a clear golden color. Head was thin and white leaving only a little lace behind. Distinct chile pepper aroma and flavor with plenty of spiciness on the tongue. A light malty cereal grain aroma and flavor lay relatively hidden in the background. Iím a sucker for pepper pilsners and this one was as good as they come.
notalush (4588) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a fairly well-done pepper beer - the nose doesnít give much of a hint of the peppers or spice (mostly noble hops and clean pils malt) - the flavor starts out with the earthy taste of the peppers, followed by a strong spiciness which borders of overpowering, but never becomes too much - this mellows out near the end, and the clean, crisp flavors of the base beer come out - spice lingers in the finish - puzzl would really like this stuff.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color with a small white head. Aromas of red bell peppers. Initail malt sweetness taken back by a warming habenaro kick that floats around and ask for another swallow. The perfect match to a mexican fare.
drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at great Dane. Pours clear golden with white head. Nose of jalapeno, black pepper, and serrono, mild sweet honey base underneath. Flavor has long spicy thai serrono and jalapeno peppers. Spicy hop notes and honey base. Good heat that almost becomes too much. Enjoyed this one but Iím not sure how much I can drink of it.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap from notes scrawled on a napkin. Though I really despise this style of beer, this is the best Iíve had. Huge green chile/jap nose/aroma/flavor. Actually could make out some sublety despite the heat. Very fresh vegetable aroma. Some tropical spice. But has some lingering heat from the japs. A hint..only get a taster or a short. It is a real chore to drink a pint of this.
1FastSTi (3274) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is Jalapeno, Habanero, Poblano peppers made into an oil that is mixed at 5 mL of juice per 1 gallon of Peckís Pilsner. Pours to a golden body with a creamy white head. The flavor is spicy, peppery, saaz hops. Very unique and quite good. The aroma is typical. Hard to smell, light saaz hops. The palate is peppery oily at the back of the throat. Leaves a warming head. Crisp mouthfeel. Bonus points overall for daring to make a pepper beer and succeeding.