firstsip (446) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this a few times over the years; glad they’re bottling it for a short time! Nice pepper flavor that gives that great spice kick in the back of the throat. Balanced well with "beer" taste to keep this from being too much of a "food" beer.
mikedR (1237) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. Really surprised by the low ratings here. Sometimes pepper beers are too much pepper. They did this quite well -- blends nicely. Bottle purchased at brewery; bottled four days earlier.
vadie (720) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Super épicé et chaude! MDR Une bière assez normale avec plein de piment. D’abord il y a un peu du malt, puis le piment, ensuite une finale amer qui donne le piment le goût des vieux legumes. Bravo pour l’essaye, mais non merci!
ben4321 (3948) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle at Frontera Grill, 7/1/14
Aroma: The aroma is the chili peppers mostly, on top of caramel malts and spice hops
Appearance: It pours a copper-orange color with a decent sized off-white head
Flavor: The flavor is pepper forward with the malts and hops playing second fiddle
Palate: The body is medium and it has a decent enough mouthfeel
I thought this was a solid example of a pepper beer with a pretty nice kick to it. The pepper definitely takes center stage, but the underlying beer is solid enough too.
tectactoe (1940) - Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Super cloudy, burnt copper & amber color with a fleeting, eggshell foam that settles quietly at the edges. Spicy heat & notable peppers in the aroma with light toast, sweet malt, & spicy chilies. It tastes like those Tabasco flavored Cheez-Its, haha. But something is strangely intriguing about it... I like it. It’s got a nice spiciness without being a palate scorcher, just a hint of crystal malt sweetness to act as an unobtrusive base. Certainly not something to get a deuce-deuce of, but it’s actually pretty tasty.
paintedmaple (420) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasty pepper beer that comes thru with green chili pepper flavor but little or no heat. Would like it better if it brought some heat.
njager246 (343) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewery, aroma is a touch peppery, and taste is similar, interesting beer, fairly light overall
bowlnman1990 (85) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at brewery. Aroma: kinda like gummy bears. Appearance: deep amber color but no head. Taste: the gummy bear flavor remains up front, ends in a mild/hot spice. Palate: a little thin but very long finish. Overall: interesting and worth a try. Goes well with a burger.
jtw (1098) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting venture from a brewery I would never have expected to produce a beer like this. Nice orangecopper color with a thin white head. Peppery and spicy, with green notes and crisply vegetal (that’s not a criticism necessarily) although there’s not much heat. I liked it more than I thought I would but it’s still a gimmick at best.
Kinz (3299) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Randomly abandoned beer found in the back of my fridge, in all likelihood a forgotten refugee from a RateBeer gathering. Poured a medium amber, slight head, clear. Aroma was chili pepper, a whisp of smoke, and caramel accented malts. Flavor matched. Peppers were very present, and brought a lingering but not abrasive heat. Pretty well done from a BJCP perspective, but this ain’t the BJCP, and this just wasn’t my thing.