BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light pale straw colored with fizzy head. Aroma is full of bell peppers, seranos and jalapenos, light malt lingers in the background screaming for help. Flavor bites hard and ends roasted, but not a roasted malt roasted, like smoked chipotle roasted. Dry and odd feeling. This makes my face numb and my stomach burn, I DID NOT enjoy the feeling this beers instills in me, but the flavor was tolerable at best.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2004 Green chile is a divine and addictive fruit in New Mexico and is consumed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is vastly superior to the insipid jalapeno pepper, hence this is NOT Cave Creek Chili Beer. Aroma is dominated by roasted green chile with some hops buried underneath. Smells like New Mexico during the late summer. Beer flavor is overpowered by green chile, however the heat is very mild. The aftertaste is very acidic, rather like stomach acid. Again not Cave Creek, but it still doesn't work. Peppers simply don't belong in beer. Still, gets points for novelty.
SoylentBlack (122) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 23, 2003
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
What were these guys thinking? I love green chili, but not in my beer, man. This is how I imagine Comet tastes.
Nuffield (3626) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2003
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Light color, ugly aroma (dusty, dirty). I had this against the Cave Creek and the Serrano Pepper Ale and this was the worst profile of the three--the aroma and flavor was more offensive to a non-chili-popper like me. I'm glad some people like this--I found it revolting.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
aroma of jalapeno, reminded me of CCCB, but not as offensive. The thing I liked most about it is that the brewmaster decided NOT to put a jalapeno pepper in every beer. SHouldnt this be in the veg/herb/spice category?
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok, this was for me an oddly dichotomous beer. On the one hand, I could tell there was some quality here. The actual beer underneath the chile would have been boring. Not much body or flavor, but the chile flavor is legit and actually meshes well with the beer. Still something about it doesn't sit well with me and I couldn't finish it.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Being from Arizona, where ’Everything is available with ’Salza’, ’Chilies’ are a mainstay of many meals, this should be a ’Hoot’. Clear gold in color, minimal white head some lace. Nose, the ’archetypal green chili’ aroma. Front is slightly sweet, the top thin, the finish is dry, lightly acidic, some hops, ’Peppery’, spicy, sure the hell different. Actually drinkable, unlike the the Arizona version Ed’s Chili Beer, can’t remember if I rated it here, but will pick up a bottle and compare.
joet (2042) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a rich green chili. An expert could tell you where and the day it was picked it’s so bright and detailed. Headless clear golden SPN 2.7 or so. Light wheatish flavors, a bit piquant, light sweet malt, honts of honey. Delish.