kaser (2689) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange clear pour from 22oz bottle. Aroma is mostly chilies. Fruity peppery taste. Tart. Mild hops. Really unique. Grew on me thru the bottle
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky golden orange color with small off white head. Solid fruity aroma nothing I can pinpoint. Some lacing. What the beer lacks in "looks" it more than makes up for in flavor. Usually beers with peppers lack balance but this beer has really nice balance with the passion fruit and iipa body. Really creative I'm liking it. Keep me coming pipeworks.
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deekyn (1179) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- pours an opaque and milky orange with lighter gold edges. One finger of foamy egg shell white head with decent lacing and solid retention. S- passion fruit and wild jalapeño peppers. Some mustiness, lemon juice, lime juice, orange, grass, pine resin and arid earth. Also has a slight chile relleno or sweet green chilies. Sourdough. M- tacky medium body with an acidic and spicy medium to full palate. Good carbonation. T- green chilies, butter and passion fruit are all forward. Grapefruit, lemon and mango cone next. Pine is interspersed throughout with coupled more malty characteristics. The malts and acidic quality of the fruits holds the pepper capsaicin in check nicely. Ending is dry and relatively quick for a pepper infused beer. Good lemon and lime notes. Some mild soda water, grass and soap. Pepper holds only slightly at the end and does not over stay its welcome.
beastiefan2k (2419) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ugh, I hate to buy Pipeworks and especially having to pay $9 for 10oz. Got a small sample but it was the bomb. Strong passion fruit puree, which I love. It fresh natural fruity tropical sweet, just awesome. A hint of dry pepper. Flavor follows suit, nice stuff, super adjuncty but I love it. Great pepper kick at the end, like dry jalapeno but no burn. Thick glowing orange , low clarity. Slightly lower carbonation.
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CraftBeerLvr41 (82) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Orange and copper in color. Light head, and fairly hazy.
S: The Chileís hit you right in the nose at the start, you can smell the heat. Thereís some sweetness in there but canít really pick anything out. A nice change of pace, nothing I have smelled in a beer yet.
T: At the first taste you get that huge nice sweetness from the passion fruit, then fades into the nice taste of the chili without any detection of heat. Pleasantly surprised after smelling it. Love it.
M: Light, and sweet. Really easy to drink beer.
O: I was worried with the smell that it would have a bite of heat but ended up being really nice and fruity with the flavor of the pepper. Iím a big fan of heat and all and quite sensitive of heat but love the flavor of peppers, which I got in this beer. Love this beer.
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #318 319, bottled February 10, 2014.
Appearance: The body is a vibrant orange with a milky haze in it. The head has awful retention and settles to a thin coating with bubbly off-white edges.
Aroma: Whoa, this is pretty fucking great smelling. From far away the aroma is very fruity, I got some mango and big citrus aromas of all kinds. Up close the peppers really take a prominent role giving heat, an earthiness and hints of smoke. Holy cow this smells wonderful.
Taste: The flavor isnít quite as bold as the aroma, but that may be a good thing. The intro is of orange but the peppers add a mild heat and a raw jalapeno flavor starting with the mid-taste. Iíve never had passion fruit, but I assume thatís whatís really balancing the pepper beneath it. Towards the end I get some mango with sweet orange, the peppers mostly fade by the finish. Lingering Iím left with some pepper skin and orange.
Palate: Full-bodied, a slight slimy texture, with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is one of the best pepper beers Iíve had. Iím going through a 650ml bottle by myself with no problems. I love the huge aroma and the flavor nearly matches it. There are so many food pairing possibilities with this also. I would love to try various Mexican dishes with this as well as some deserts.
Narnad (1461) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy, deep orange color with almost no head. Aroma is a pronounced orangy nose with a hot, jalapeno type peppery spice to it. Flavor is very unique. I donít feel any spice (my spice tolerance is really high) but the fresh cut pepper flavor really comes through first and is cut by the sweet citra orange flavor of the hops. Flavors are balanced well with it favoring the pepper flavor a tad bit more. Body is modest with a lower amount of carbonation and a lot of pepper/yeast sediment comes out on the last pour from the bottle. Overall a very unique, well done brew but itís definitely a one try brew. The passion fruit I am not sure where that works into the flavor as the brew seems sweetened more from the malt/citra hops than from the fruit.
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thats a spicy pale ale from pipeworks. Made with green chillies it leaves you with a sweet hot finish. Has a nice kick of hopps in there. Had this at home.
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That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber crushed with my Honkeybra. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Initial hit of chilies and green pepper. Get some of the citrus and passion fruits after a minute. Flavor is mostly sweet, get some green pepper as well, but no real heat from the chilies. Very interesting.
charule (1094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Binnys southloop. Poured hazy yellow orange with min head. Aroma of hop resin. light carb med bod. Taste mainly of green pepper with grapefruit spice. Not the best from Pipeworks.