Tonkun (792) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Dark pour with minimal head. Caramel, autumn leaves, brown sugar. Medium body with decent carbonation. Spicy finish. Decent beer with interesting finish
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the source. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Smells of malt and green vegetables. Flavor is caramel malt, then peppery spice, then cooling sweet. Leaves a little hotness in the finish. Does well at what it is, but I wouldn’t want to sit down with a full pint.
Concealer (739) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Clear copper brown with a foamy beige hear. Aromas of vegetables, spicy pepper, and light malt. Flavor is the same, the spice kick is upfront with a malty vegetable finish. Medium bodied, lingering heat.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at brewery. Orangey amber with a nice off-white head. Holy habaneros, batman. Hard to make out the other elements (some toasted malt, caramel, honeyish) with the intense chili spice overwhelming this. The fruitiness of the habanero does complement the esters from the yeast nicely. But for me, this was just a sampler, not a sipper. Too unbalanced.
ROBC3366 (549) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a medium light tan head. Smells of peppers and tastes the same. Spicy spicy
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ModeEngage (149) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown shot through with amber. Pillowy head. Pretty beer. Sweet on the tongue. Burning note creeps up the back of the throat. Very pleasant.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Refreshing and spicy, this brew’s soft bubbling and dryness benefits from balanced peppery rye and habanero peppers in the second half.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the hazy blond.
-Chili dosage is on the moderate side, which I appreciate.
-This is another Night Shift brew which is great for many types of food pairings.
-Drinkability is quite high.
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really intersting beer. The rye spice comes through on a complex malt profile. Bready and caramel with a lot of habanero heat. Finishes with tons of spice and moderate sweetness.
ReggieDunlap (3029) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with a huge tan head...very foamy. Aroma smells of raspberry and peppers. Flavorhas agave up front...still raspberry-like...vegetal and hot habanero notes with a touch of rye spice. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy/agave/pepper...a bit like a habanero fruit jam flavor...good heat to this one.
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. No head. Aroma: pebbery and full of chili. Flavour. Chili, pebber, some fruits and some sweetness. Quite thin bodied. Ends full of chili. Not balanced and shaped after my tastebuds. Too much chili dominance.