MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2010 Incredible chili aroma! The smell of peppers dominates. My mouth is watering already. An orange-yellow color, its head does not last long. The flavor is pepper with supporting malt sweetness. Delicious! Not hot at all. This beer is all about the flavor of chilies, not their heat. Hops? Hops are a distant after thought and nothing this beer needs. The chili flavor takes the place of hops. The chili flavor is well done and is very satisfying. Iím a fan of chili beers, I have judged more home brewed examples than I can count, and this is by far the best one Iíve ever had. To capture the flavor and aroma of these chilies and have it as drinkable as it is is a real accomplishment.
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, clear gold, fading white head. Vegital, peppery, earthy, mole, sliced serrano. A bit of heat, pepper, burn, vegital. Bit of pepper spray in the throat. Fizzy, thin.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The subtle malt flavors of this beer compliment the strong but pleasant hot chili flavors and spices, The hops flavors are almost non-existent, but that works pretty well as the chilis do a good job of counteracting the sweetness of the malts.
degbert (1480) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from bottle. Um. OK, I can figure this out, give me a moment. Nose smells like pepperoncinis or canned jalapenos. Color is goldish with a foamy head and some lace. Flavor -- I can tell the peppers are there, they kick in with a pronounced green, grassy heat. What I canít really taste is the beer; I think that this needed more roasted malt and more hops to counter-balance the salsa verde overtones. Noble try, but I have to consider it a novelty at best.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy, small particulate filled, yellow body with a thin, off-white head that dissipates immediately and leaves virtually no lacing. Aroma is pretty cool. Lots of red pepper, jalapeno, and other chile peppers. I get some lime hops in there too with some corn salsa and pale malts. Flavor is more the same. Lots of lime salsa and spicy peppers. Some very thin wheats and pale malts before this finishes with a moderate, pleasant heat that leaves a medium length aftertaste. The body was very watery and thin with no carbonation. Overall, a nice smelling and tasty beer. The peppers are distinct and hot, but not too hot like some chile beers. Now...if the appearance didnít resemble a dehydrated drunkís piss and the body was anything but watery, this would be a great beer. Oh well...
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance: Pours a clear gold with almost no head.
Aroma: Jalapeno potato chips.
Taste: Jalapeno potato chips with subtle heat.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, scratches the back of my throat.
Overall: Fun, ten times better than Cave Creek, but still nothing you would want more than a sip of for giggles.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of jbye4334. Pours gold with an off white head. Smells of peppers, dry malt. Tastes of spice, pepper heat, caramel, some vegetal hints. Warming pepper feat on the finish.
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow. What an amazing beer! First, the beer greets you in the nose with a wonderful pepper aroma. Correction, slaps you in the face with a SPICY peppery aroma. And, this is coming from a slightly cloudy pale beer. The beer enters the mouth smooth, with a bit of pepper - not as much as the aroma would let on and leaves the throat with a bit of heat.
This is truley a beer for hot pepper fans. There isnít malt or hops for these peppers to hide behind!
If you donít like peppers or donít think that peppers have any place in beer, there is some simple advice a sage friend of mine said: donít buy a pepper beer and expect it to taste like something other then peppers. The peppers in this beer come through amazingly well!
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2010
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Mar, should I say thanks or F#@% you! Gold pour. Aroma is all green jalapeno, green pepper and those diced green chilies from a can. Flavor is the exact same as the aroma. Burns the throat a little. Why the fuck do people make spicy beers? What the hell?
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, gold colored pour with no foam, aroma of green chilies and bell pepper, flavor of green chilies, jalapeno, bell pepper, hot finish