BMan1113VR (7905) - 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 (1443) - 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 can’t 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 didn’t resemble a dehydrated drunk’s 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 isn’t malt or hops for these peppers to hide behind!
If you don’t like peppers or don’t think that peppers have any place in beer, there is some simple advice a sage friend of mine said: don’t buy a pepper beer and expect it to taste like something other then peppers. The peppers in this beer come through amazingly well!
daknole (10346) - 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 (6268) - 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
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a orange/gold with small white fizzy head. Aroma does jump up at you, faint smoke, mixed chillies. Flavor has a hint of ehat to it and flavor of smoked chillies. Thank God this wasn’t a re-creation of Cave Creek. Would go great with some quesadilla’s and tacos. Actually tastes like food.