brinehart (213) - Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The pepper character is nice, but not nearly enough! Also, there is a flavor of ash really detract. Pretty flabby.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
During GABF weekend. A solid if unspectacular amber. Nothing wrong here but not flavorful and just sits there. The last one finished in my flight of four though better than the banana split.
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught as part of a flight, at the Renegade tap room, on October 6, 2012
Murky orange color, off-white head. Hoppy, cheese, spicy, herbal, salty, some fish scent. Hoppy, some salt, alcohol taste. Apricot fruity aftertaste. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
arkurzynski (2118) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at source. Amber orange pour. Aroma is mild toasted malt and a green vegetal aroma. Flavor is briefly caramel and toasted malt which fades to a slightly spicy green pepper flavor that lingers. Matches pretty well, low on the heat factor.
wchesser (1778) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one exceeded my expectations. Chili is very subtle. Usually chili beers are a beefed up lager with a vegetal chile flavor and maybe some heat. This is more like a medium to full bodied amber with a solid caramel malt core and earthy, ever so-slightly-smokey chili flavor with no heat. It makes the beer, but you might not put your finger on it if you didn’t know what it was.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - roasted malt, faint spiciness;
Appearance - light amber, thin head, lacing is suspect;
Taste - basic malt front with very subtle chile notes, caramel and roasted malt intensify throughout the back, long finish with a slight tang;
Palate - unusually smooth for the style, nice body;
Overall - pretty average at first glance though quite complex after a few sips.
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Renegade.
Poured a rich slightly hazy amber with a small yellow head. Scent of roasted chili peppers, caramel malts. Scent continues into the flavor, which is of roasty fairly mild poblano peppers, a hint of smoke, and lots of malt. By far the best chili beer I have ever tasted, i think due to the smoky poblanos rather than scorching heat which is ok to eat but not too fun to drink IMO.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery is reddish with white head, aroma has notes of roasted pepper, touch of caramel, hints of slight lemon and spice. Taste is mainly chili pepper, touch of caramel, toffee, hints of spice notes, finishing fairly dry with a touch of spice.
BeerandBlues2 (11663) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel malt with light roasted chilies and a light sweetness. Flavor is malt dominant with light chilies, low hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation with light warmth.
jcwattsrugger (11860) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours copper with a light tan head. Aroma is chili, 2nd medium malt. Taste follows.