Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
interesting beer. it is actually very cedar-y like it advertises itself to be. like other reviewers have said, it has a vegetal quality to it. i like that it’s different, but why somebody would purchase more than once is beyond me.
Butters (3966) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange pour with decent layer of white head. Nose of cedar, musty grapes, and a belgian tripel. Flavor is more cedar and citrusy hops. No real chile flavor, but the heat is definitely there in the heartburn that it induces. Overall, not anything I feel the need to have again, but this is certainly an interesting exercise in how to infuse restrained peppers and cedar notes into a beer.
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden amber with a thick foamy head that disappears fairly quick. Aroma is mostly malt and bread with a slight cherry hint. Taste is a slightly sweet ale with a slight hint of peppers and oak, but not much. Overall a decent ale on its own, but for a beer that is supposed to be chilies it is lacking.
I really wanted to like this beer because I love New Belgium and love Cigar City but I was slightly let down.
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icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Clean, clear, light brown with big foamy head. Aroma of peppers, brown bread, fruit. Light body, lively, but thin and and a bit watery mouthfeel. Bitter, earthy aftertaste. The alcohol is very well hidden, and this drinks a lot like a cider.
bhensonb (12572) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours orange gold with a creamy white head. Aroma suggests El Pollo Loco chicken! Med body. Flavor is citrus and mild chili with a little malt. Not kidding about El Pollo Loco. Their flame grilled chicken gets a nice crust. This is the weirdest experience. But it’s a good one. Ale is finishing sort of astringently woody/citrusy with a touch of chili - heading for the dry side.
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden amber, thin head, classic visuals. The aroma is generally pretty malty, with maybe a hint of spice. This drinks quite evenly, too ... The peppery aspects are evident, but only because I know they’re supposed to be there. They are quite subtle and artistically woven into the body. Well done. (#5354, 12/8/2013)
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/7/2013. On tap. Poured light orange with a thin white head. Fruity aromas with citrus and spices. Malty flavors with hints of chiles, but they never really dominate. The oak ageing didn’t add much either. Maybe just another experiment to push the envelope, but this one falls a bit short.
Trussell3 (6) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild beer for the lips of faith series. The peppers described on the bottle add a smoky flavor.
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Weezel (241) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A but one dimensional. Not much in the way of aroma. Taste is good with some malt sweetness and a hint of that cedar. I can't pick up much of the chiles, but there is definitely that spicy warming after each sip. Decent, but expected more.
jhp40219 (385) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber poured into a snifter glass. Pours a clear copper with a two-finger white head and leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops (grapefruit and lemon), bready malts and doughy yeast, light spices (ginger and clove), black pepper, and slight caramel. Taste is a little spicy with black pepper and a hint of cinnamon, floral hops, a fair amount of bready malt bordering on cereal, citrus (mostly orange), slight bit of wood in the background. Nice bit of pepper burn in the finish. Nothing too hot and certainly not overwhelming. Pretty long slightly bitter finish of citrus, bready malts, and a bit of pepper burn. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Very nice overall. Definitely different. Can’t recall any beers that taste quite like this. Not overwhelming on any level, but still manages to stand out.