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Rye ale brewed with agave nectar and aged on habanero peppers ABV: 7.0% Brewed with rye malts that bring their own natural spice, this invigorating cerveza gets its zesty kick and peppery flavor from habanero peppers that we add after fermentation. Agave nectar, produced in Mexico, helps to sweeten and lighten the body, while our Belgian house yeast strain tempers the beerís fiery disposition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13018) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours cloudy, rich gold with a fine, white cream head. Dried green chilies in the aroma with hints of citrus. Light-medium sweet flavor with quick, up-front chili pepper heat, then some doughy bread and hints of brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Sturdy chili pepper finish with mild yeast and rich, lightly doughy bread, some toasted sugars, hints of cocoa. Pretty decent chili beer. Hot, certainly, but not outrageous. I thought it was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10007) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Amber pour, off white head. Spicy. Very pepper forward. The burn Kept going. As it warned I got some honeyed notes, light Belgian yeast. Just a bit too much heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (422) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Iím not usually a fan of the chili pepper beers, but this one wasnít bad. It has a pleasant chili burn and a flavor with a nice balance between bitter and sweet. A pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4215) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Agave, some fruit and malty aromas. Spicy pepper flavors dominate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2014
This beer was a fun pour with immediate hotness. The spiciness stayed on throughout the drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (2403) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2014
750 ml bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours a beautiful reddish-amber color with a big frothy head that fades quickly to a ring. Aroma are smokey peppers, cereal, mango, bubblegum, and herbs. Taste has strong habanero pepper heat to mix with some light cereal sweetness and bubblegum. Peppers are a bit too strong in this but itís still pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3928) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
On draught around Boston and at the brewery, 2013/2014
Chestnut brown body shows a good clarity with light auburn tints to it. Light beige/tan head is well-retained, especially for a chili beer.
Light biscuity/nutty malt and rye notes in the nose, with a hint of sweetness and a bit of chili pepper-like spiciness on the end. A touch of fruitiness from the yeast esters. Very mellow and softened by the yeast, as claimed.
Spicy rye and red pepper notes up front with a soft, supple body and creamy, tight carbonation. Light vanilla and cream-like maltiness balances perfectly and the slow building but very spicy habanero burn kicks in on the finish. Assertively spicy but really nicely balanced and drinkable (assuming you can handle chili pepper heat). One of the best chili pepper beers out there. Itís great that they put a lot in to the beer aspect of it, and it shows.
Itís a shame seeing all these worthless Danish ratings of the beer. Wish they could all just be deleted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3931) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2014
750 ml bottle purchased at the Brewery. Bottle on 1-14-14, Batch 25 at 6.8%. Amber/ reddish color without any head retention. Nose is vegetable in nature with herbs and grass.

Flavor is similar to a green salad. Romaine lettuce, Italian spices, with just a light kick of habanera pepper in the finish. The heat is mild and not overdone. The texture is lightly syrupy and give all the herbs and spices some balance. Kind of a bit lighter in body. Itís kind of like drinking a spicy salad. It deliver exactly what the brewers say it is and because of that it really is a nice brew if you enjoy drinking something spicy. Well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1082) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2014
$10 for the 750 mL bottle purchased from the source Tuesday evening. To oversized brandy snifter, it pours a murky, light brown-tinted firebrick scarlet with which a sudsy, off-beige head 1 finger in length stood. On label, it reads: "Alc. 6.8% by Vol. Batch #25. Bottled on: 1-11.14." Served just under 50įF. Aromas straightaway of Karo and blue agave syrups, vanilla extract, smoked mesquite, cheap rolling tobacco, buckwheat honey, fish oil, sage, and caramel malt. No pepper heat detectable on nose. Tastes the same with the addition of chili peppers, wheat grain, noble hops, and burnt wool. Cardamom, bitter orange peel, booze, and a lingering hot spiciness experienced by swallow. This is a ballsy, fun idea, but not a thoroughly great one, if I can be so bold. Not necessarily a "palate-wrecker", but certainly a brew wherein only a few limited food items should go fittingly with it during a hearty meal. Another captivating "WTF?!" kind of beer. Donít drink alone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anthony850 (326) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at brewery sweet beer with a hot kick build up great for Mexican food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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