airrick2003 (865) - Louisiana, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: very clear light yellow color, small white head, doesn't look very dense
Aroma: very strong peppers aroma, smells spicy, strong smelling, smells just like a chili
Taste: has a strong pepper essence with out the heat although you can get hints of heat
Palate: soft carbonation, light body, not much of an aftertaste
Overall: could catch a little more of the non hot flavors of the chili, you just get hints of heat I think it does the heat aspect well
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bmsulliv (219) - - APR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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vivalabeer (20) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2012
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Totally horrible. A step above Miller, Coors, bud. But smells like nacho cheese and tastes like bad stale chiliís.
Ferris (12728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Actually smells like roasted chillies, although a bit artificial. Lime and a sweetness that you normally get with lagers. Clear gold no head at all, looks like ginger ale. No bitterness at all, flavour disappears so quick you donít get a chance to enjoy it, but a lingering heat in the back of the throat. Half way through that unique smell and taste gets very old.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wow... this beer looks horrible. Itís nearly impossible to get it to form any head, and what little head does form fizzles out in a matter of a few seconds. There isnít even much carbonation released from the bottle when itís opened. I have a feeling this is widespread. Its color is a light, muted yellow color and the body itself looks extremely clear and practically water-like... about as bad as you can get.
The nose is actually pretty sweet, with a hint of chiles and really reminds me of a Mexican breakfast plate, strong with green sauce. As much as it reminds me of food, itís not too bad. Unfortunately, this is where my short-lived kudos end. Although the flavor tastes exactly like the aroma, it really seems like something that should only be smelled... and not tasted (at least without being in the presence of a very strong-malted beer, like a stout). Yes, actually, this would taste great if it was a stout. Unfortunately, itís about as far as a beer could get from a stout. It just has way too strong of a green chile flavor to be coupled with such a light-bodied beer that has practically no malt presence. Itís honestly hard to finish. My suggestion: cook with it. Donít drink it.
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear gold with paperthin white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is corn malt and chilies. Thin mouthfeel with a light spicy chili flavor with sweet corn malt. Hides the spice well, a decent spiced brew from Rio Grande.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma - roasted green chile;
Appearance - light golden, quickly nonexistent head, no lacing at all;
Taste - subtle green chile front, mild malt back, finish has a faint roasted profile, absolutely no heat throughout;
Palate - slightly crisp, weak body;
Overall - an extremely poor effort at one of my favorite styles.
OldMrCrow (2404) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at El Farol in Santa Fe.
Light pour, strong chile nose Fairly thin mouthfeel, not hot, just chile flavored, which is alright, even interesting, with the first sip, but is pretty much down hill from there. Like a tuba sonata, my friend remarked --- amazing that it can be done not unpleasantly.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle opens with a whimper and pours out clear deep gold with almost no head. The aroma offers up lots of chili pepper meat with just hints of beer like notes. The taste is similar with firm levels of chili pepper meat and only mild bits of capsicum heat. The chili pepper lingers for just a moment or two when the taste just recedes away. Cool brew where the ďbeerĒ notes are at just noticeable levels but the chili pepper is delivered with lots a great aroma and flavor. Solid crisp summer time brew.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours pale yellow. As described, this has quite the roasted and almost smoked chili aroma and even reminds me of some tomatoes. Flavor is similar only less intense. No heat and some sweetness on the back end. Really not too bad for a chili and I really enjoyed the aroma-more like food than beer.