bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden amber beer with an off-white head. Pickled jalepeno aroma (but not all in a bad way) with some malt. Pickled jalepeno and light malt flavor. Medium bodied. Jalepenos and light malt lingers.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of peppers, malt and a bit of hop. Flavor is Peppery and hot, but not much beer character to back it up. I have to believe they started with a weak beer and relied solely on the peppers to flavor it. Thatís what they got.
joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A memorable beer. I am usually wary of chili beers, but I gave this one a shot based on the bartenders recommendation. I love heat, so what the heck... Well, this is pure jalepeno goodness. The aroma is nothing but spicy peppers and the flavor is the same. It tasted like medium spicy salsa to me. Not much else going on. Pretty fresh, and not at all offensive. Pretty fun to drink actually. Spicy burn in the back of the throat. Aye Caramba!!!
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Obriens. Dark yellow with a quickly dissipating white head, slightly murky. Nose is subdued, light malts and hints of spice. Flavor.... Crazy! A chili pepper assault on the senses, I get mostly jalapeŮo but there are others too, heat and pepper linger throughout and overwhelm the base malt and hops, pepper spice lingers into the finish. Light body, moderate carbonation, watery. More or less a one-trick pony but, oh what a trick! I get the same dopamine rush that comes from hot sauce.... This could definitely benefit from pairing with texmex or seafood, otherwise low drinkability.
mikeschuld (52) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wasnít sure what to expect here as this is my first chili beer but I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. Great chili aromas to start with and some amazing pepper flavors.
Overall score dropped a bit as it was pretty watery and didnít leave me with anything but hot pepper mouth. Would love to try this one with some nachos.
Oscbert (964) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
~Aroma of chili, pepper and wheat.
~Pours a clear pale gold with no head.
~Malty grain flavor followed by a chili spiciness.
~Light bodied, Med carbonation, spicy burn, Spicy grainy finish.
~Excellent chili beer! I enjoyed the flavor and the warmth.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured clear golden yellow, grainy, thin, chile peppler burn at the back of the tongue.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On the advice of Dasilky, I tried this beer, finding it to be a pleasant surprise, especially when one considers the difficulty of melding beer with pepper heat. Pours an average yellow with a nose of subtle yet assertive pepper and jalapeno. Flavor is slightly hot pepper with a stinging hot sauce finish. Average mouthfeel but the pepper is the highlight anyway so letís not dwell on small details. Muy kinda delicioso; one of the only well-made and tasty pepper beers Iíve had. Iíd drink more of this.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2009: Nose was musty, damp, and mildewy...but the chile pepper notes were in the forefront. THe beer is yellow, the head is white. The chile flavors are there and theres a nice chile burn...the base beer seems fairly decent but a little on the thin side. I like the heat here too...but for some reason, the musty/dusty/mildewy presence is distracting me...not sure where thatís coming from. good heat though. I like heat.
tongatim (28) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely not for everyone, but I like beer, and I like hot peppers, and I have tasted my share of failed attempts to merge the two. This one comes off quite nicely. Nice peppery aroma followed by a good malty mouthful, crisp and refreshing, then it hits you with a dose of flavorful heat.
Lordy, all I needed was a pickled pigs knuckle.