Strykzone (5063) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Hayduke in a trade. Shared, with Rick, in a facebook chat. This beer pours a hazy orange golden with no head at all. They were not kidding about this being peppery and spicy. It is both and both are big. Some beers use a variety of hops but this one uses a variety of peppers. At the end a big garlic splash is noted. They pretty much overwhelm the taste buds so that subtlety cannot be ascertained. For someone who loves hot peppers, this is a really good beer. It does a great job of highlighting the peppers. Not being a "pepperhead," I wouldnít want another one. Ron said it would be interesting and he was right. Pair it with Mexican food and it would be a winner.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Thanks to dougofthefuture for providing this "kill shot" as part of Blind BIF 5. Served in a Cantillon tulip.
Pours a bright, hazy dark straw color. Very thin head that nearly-immediately dissipates. Thin white collar. Kill shot for sure. The nose is a mess of bell peppers and jalapenos. Amyliz4 says it smells like tater tots. Who can argue? Itís bad. Damnit, this better be a chili beer. Loads of spicy jalapeno and green pepper skin. Thin body and moderate carbonation. Really disgusting. Awful. Horrible. Disgusting. Unbearable. Nearly everyone consuming this almost vomited. F.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-14-2011
HippityHoppity (1) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
LOVE LOVE LOVE this beer! Habanero, jalapeno, and two other peppers make this beer the tastiest Iíve had. If you arenít a baby, give it a try. You will be happy you did!
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow with no head. Big huge chili pepper aroma and taste. Hot hot hot. Ouch.
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2010, liquid nachos, jaalpeno juice, flavor sticks with you quite a while, even got some corn tortilla flavor, wierd, hard to drink but good in a strange way
bb (6861) - 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 (4995) - 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 (3474) - 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 (53) - 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.