ljthiessen (906) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Darkness Day 2015. I’m not usually a big fan of the spicy beers, but this one was interesting. I like the smokiness, and the heat is just right to cut through the IPA bitterness and body. Still nothing incredible, but a really interesting effort.
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy golden orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big smoke, campfire, meaty,bacon notes with a hint of chili, some bread, touch of orange in there. Taste was a mix of orange, grapefruit into big meat, smoke, campfire, slight ash into some earth, some chili heat comes in, finishing bitter.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at POPE for beer week. Aroma of bacon, pine, and pepper. Pours light amber with a small white lacing. Taste is campfire, beef jerky, chili peppers, and slight citrus. Smoky and spicy mouthfeel but not thick or sticky. Nicely executed just very weird.
PhillyCraft (4541) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dumpster fire, dumpster baby....whatever you call it, this thing should have been aborted. Notes of adhesive bandaids, fire, smoked meat, char. Awful awful drink.
Christpuncher (2280) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like eating a piece of beef jerky. Super smokey and tastes like ham. It's like drinking and eating lunch at the same time. Not very bitter or hoppy. Had at 3 aces.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Art (2534) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 3 Aces. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of smoked bacon. Taste is slightly bitter with a mild heat after burn. Medium light body, high carb.
CJack (48) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour, hazy orange, thin head. Decent aroma is earthy with smoke. Hot smoked pepper up front and throughout, mild malt backbone, moderate hop mildness. Thin palate and mouthfeel, quick finish and spicy aftertaste. Very unique complex hot pepper IPA.
---Rated whilst imbibing
UkrainPubCrawler (109) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a delicious sour beer. The chili peppers give it an amazing kick without being too overpowering. Unfortunately they are out of it at Surly but hopefully it will be back soon!
Niko100 (2390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap; Hazy amber/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted/smoky malt, hops, & campfire; Flavor of smoky malt, pine hops, citrus, and chili peppers; Finish is slightly bitter and fairly hot; Overall, interesting & pretty decent.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Clear medium tan pour, nice slowly dissipating 1/2 inch head and a slightly malty & sweet aroma. Flavor is meaty, malty, with hints of chipotle peppers and faint hops on the aftertaste. More enjoyable than I thought it would be.