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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 140   ABV: 4.67%
This beer has an unmistakable roasted chili aroma and flavor without being too hot. The whole chili is used to infuse the beer with a mild green chili flavor and leaves you with just a hint of heat on the back end.

Brewed as Rio Grande Brewing Company, Moriarty, NM.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear, bright golden color with a small white head and a few floaties that settled to the bottom of the glass. The head dissipated pretty quick. Lacing is faint and short lived. Very light carbonation. Aroma is canned green chilies. Flavor is light green chilies and very lightly sweetened malt. There is no heat to this beer compared to Cave Creek Chili Beer. Light to medium body. I couldn’t find anything unpleasant about this beer. I don’t know what everyone is crying about. This is a decent CHILI BEER. It would be great for cooking. Drink it for what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle with many thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose of chili pepper, malt and corn. Taste of water, chili pepper, malt, corn and rice cakes. Light body. The chili pepper is rather mild throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Yellow goldiah color. Light white head. Nice pepper aroma. Nice pepper taste also. No heat. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Pours golden with no head and very little lacing. The chile aroma predominates, masking other potential notes. Taste is more like chile pepper juice without the heat than beer. Fizzy on the palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2011
12 oz. brown bottle. A very clear golden beer with almost no head. The aroma is lightly bready and slightly sour. The taste has just enough chili to notice with a decent amount of heat.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Gold pour. Aroma of lager and chili peppers. Flavor is corn, anchos, sweet grain. Points for uniqueness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle from Liz. Pours gold with a white head. Medium chile aroma. Rather thin body. Flavor is a bit bready, and then there’s chile. Ok SHV beer. I could stand a bit more chile, but it tends to accumlate with time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Tasted then chugged on ratebeer chat. Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma is green chilis, malt and water. Flavor is green chili, vegetables, water and malt. Hot, slightly sick, and malty. Not as much heat as cave creek, but still pretty gnarly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3798) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2010 Sampled at GABF 2010. Aroma of spicy peppers and beer. Strong chile hit in the flavor combined with some spice and some heat. Pretty interesting to try because this is a pretty strong pepper presence. Felt this in the mouth for a while. Still pretty good, if you’re into spicy things.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate spicy, dusty, earth, damped stainde. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average duration, chili notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100410]

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