SHIG (3602) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy copper amber with an off white bubble/frothy head. Aroma is fresh juicy fruit and some cedar. Nice smooth drinker with juicy hops and cedar, light peppery spice finish that tingles the tongue.
lamas (1362) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Best enjoyed by: November 2014. A clear amber pour with a thick beige head. The subdued aroma features some citrus fruits, caramel maltiness, a touch of cedar, lightly toasted grains, and some chili peppers underneath it all. Goes down thin to medium-bodied and relatively smooth. Caramel, bread, a sweet graininess, and a slight yeastiness start things off taste-wise. Very subtle citrus qualities at the end. Peppery in the finish. A spicy woodsiness lies underneath it all. There’s not exactly a whole lot going on here. I had hoped for much more with this one.
scooterbub (841) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a nice golden amber with a one inch plus white head that lasts. Taste is of malt, hops, pine, resin, citrus, spice and chile. Similar aroma. Has a full body with a bitter and dry finish. A pretty and tasty beer. Some of the chile flavor comes out when it warms up.
wlajwl (3926) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is Belgian yeast, spices/a good hint of heat and underlying fruit. The flavor is Belgian yeast, citrus, fruit, a hint of hop resin/grapefruit and a mix of alcohol and mild heat in the finish. Thankfully this had less heat than the mole and curry LOFs.
poisoneddwarf (1726) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Aroma has a cotton candy sweetness along with some fruitiness and earthiness. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a medium off-white head that falls fairly quick; leaves some decorative lace. Taste is woody, sweet, biscuity, citrusy, soapy; finishes with a lingering bitterness. There’s only a hint of chili heat in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. I was looking forward to a nice pepper burn and this didn’t deliver.
MattyKakes (93) - Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad collaborative! Cheers! I’m tasting indigenous ingredients from both south east and the Rockies. This ale is full of toasted oak and fists full of barley and hops,equally portioned out. Balanced nicely.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Getting a little sick of the New Belgium collaberations. I wish they’d have less and put some more effort into them.....not make excuses to just to sub-par weirdness. Pours an orangish color. Aroma is citrus, light pepper. Taste is pretty smooth, some citrus and hops and then a warming finish from the peppers. Meh.
jcos (1559) - Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on November 28th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours orange.
Aroma: Aroma of orange, light spicy peppers.
Taste: Light spicy, some orange, faint wood.
Summary: An accessible beer with spices, this beer was decent but not memorable.
brenn79 (1545) - Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 22 oz bottle- Pours slightly hazy golden with a two finger head. Aroma is not really getting much chilies, a light sweetness, a bit of grassy hops, some heat. The taste is sweet malt, citrusy, the chilies are very hidden I think, should be more pronounced, not really getting any spiciness either, maybe as it warms hopefully things will open up, some alcohol heat, moderate dry hoppiness after the swallow, the cedar adds an interesting component to the beer . Body is medium and carbonation is fairly high. Not a bad beer, just disappointed. 15 minutes later the chilies do open up, not as much as I’d like, but they are there mostly in the finish. I hate when a brewer goes for subtlety on ingredients like this, if it says it’s an ale brewed with chili peppers, then that should be the dominant flavor!
jjgmd (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Riverside Market, Ft Lauderdale, pours a golden rusty orange color. Nose is hoppy with some citrus. Taste is peppery, with nice spice and very drinkable. Finish is moderately long with a long spicy finish. Quaff score 8 / 10