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 (1527) - 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 (1520) - 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 (1437) - 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
zgaier (1392) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Riverside Market Cafe. Pours a hazy golden with a white head and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is of hops, citrus, grapefruit with long spicy chili notes that come through in the finish along with underlying cedar wood. Nice brew
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Shimmering translucent copper pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is strong cedar notes, light spice, yeast notes, toasted malt, grains and fruit notes. Taste is cedar, sweet malt, caramel, toasted grains, toffee notes, light spices, yeast, toasted multi-grain bread, fruit, light bubblegum and floral notes. Body is medium with a soft, slick feel on the palate and a light, bubbly carbonation. Mild warmth from the peppers and/or alcohol. Finishes with more cedar, toffee, caramel, sweet malt, toasted grains, yeast, peppery spice, floral notes, ripe fruits and light bready notes.
Beaver (1294) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a big meringue like white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is very subdued - some sweet malt and mild green pepper. Some perfumey notes come out as it warms.
The flavor is some sweet woody notes and some mild chile spice with a bitter spice finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and very watery.
Overall, an OK mild chile beer. A bit watery.
jeremytoni (2981) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle poured a copper color with a small amount of head. Spicy bitter malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Burnhearts. Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy with chilies and malt. Taste is spiced and mildly sweet with chilies and mild heat on the finish.
Mora2000 (5704) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Brewvolution. Golden pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor are fairly bland. I get a lot of toffee and biscuit malt notes as well as some earthiness from the chilies. There is also a hint of heat. This basically tastes like Fat Tire with chilies added. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.