thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to zdk9) clear rich orange with ring of white bubbles. Nose of honey, jalapeno relish. Taste of honey, nice spicy jalapeno kick, spicy linger. Nicely done.
mar (4856) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle thanks to zdk9. amber pour with a white head. nose is jalapenos, spices, and hot sauce. ok on the palate, flavor is spicy jalapenos, not good if you don’t like jalapenos.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2010
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from zdk9. Light yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma is queso and peppers. Taste is clearly jalepeno (though not very spicy), black pepper, and for some reason I still taste cheese.
Cavie (3797) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy zdk9. Clear yellow color with white ring of head. Aroma is spicy pepper, jalapeño, and mustard. Mustard? Yes mustard. Suck on that. Flavor is spicy tingly. Oh my god. This tingles hardcore. I can’t feel my tongue. Holy shit. That’s all I’ll say is holy shit.
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to zdk9, golden yellow color with thin white head, aroma and flavor of green raw jalapenos and bell peppers, not overly hot
Ratman197 (9870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of jalapenos, straw and light chalk. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a warming finish. Flavors of jalapenos and bread with a crisp warming lingering jalapeno finish.
pete4999 (1055) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orane with a white head. Was hazy at first, but cleared up after sitting in the glass for awhile. Smells just like pepper jelly, if you’re familiar. Somewhat fruity with peppery undertones. Pepper is much more apparent in the taste, although not overwhelming. Spicy enough, though. Some hop bite in the taste too, along with some almost nutty background taste.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at DLD thanks to barley69 golden in color with a thin white head with aromas of peppers,grains and floral hops taste was very mild with a slight kick
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Barley69 for sharing with me at DLD. I was sceptical at first when asked to try this. I wasn’t actually told what it was. Golden pour with a white head. Aroma of peppers, spices. Reminded me of the smell when opening a jar of jalepenos. Taste did have a little bite to it. Peppers, spices, some heat, but it ws put in check with the malt in the beer. Spicy, yes, overbearing, no.
nickd717 (3509) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bring on BA. Barry knew I was bummed about missing the Palo Alto/Firehouse Chocopeno on tap and was kind enough to bring this as a consolation prize. From what I’ve heard about the Chocopeno, this is probably a much better beer than that was.
Pours a clear copper color with a nicely formed, lacey white head.
Great aroma: fresh jalapeno peppers and caramel malt, well-balanced.
Excellent and balanced flavor, lots of pepper flavor as well as a little heat. I think adding the Anaheim peppers was a nice touch. Caramel and pale malt balance. Nothing overwhelms at all.
Medium body with a spicy mouthfeel and medium-low carbonation.
Pretty drinkable. A really great chile beer overall, even if the heat is not as intense as a hardcore heat guy like me would like.