iowaherkeye (2697) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle, no date. Poured a slightly hazy light golden with a small fizzy white head, fading to a thin ring quickly. Dominant spicy pepper/vegetal nose with faint sweet malts behind. Flavor is much the same with light tingles of heat scattered on my tongue and throat. By the end of the glass, it had built into a smoldering burn, not bad though. Minimal bitterness in the finish. Low to moderate fizzy carbonation with a watery body. Not that great of a pepper beer.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one on tap while on vacation in Boulder.
Poured a syrupy yellow that was not hazy, and had a head that disappeared into a halo in little time.
Smelled of candied chilies. Almost like what I imagine a chili air freshener smelling like.
Tasted extremely syrupy and heavy on just chili. Its a one note powerhouse of chilies and nothing else. Actually fun for the first sip, but then it just gets to be overkill.
Actually very hot in your throat form the chilis, and spicy food doesnt faze me.
It would be fun in 4oz servings, but just diarrhea fodder in larger servings.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 (Bottle). A clear bright golden color, no head, no lacing and very little carbonation. The aroma was overwhelmingly all chilies. The flavor exploded of peppers, chilies, and heat. I could feel the heat from the peppers coursing down my throat as I swallowed. The body was rather thin but harbored an amazingly big, hot, spicey, and peppery flavor. This whole "beer" is just interesting, but too one dimensional. It finishes...um...hot? Hardly resembles a beer, no malt character, no hop character, it’s just a liquid jalepno.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2009 (bottle). Pours a yellow color. Small white head. Strong chili pepper aroma. Strong pepper taste with light hops. Smooth finish, with chili pepper flavor that lasts in the back of the throat. Soft carbonation.
NachlamSie (2834) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Feb 22, 2009]
On tap at the brewpub then again in bottles. Score of 24? No way. This is the single best vegetable beer I have ever had by a large margin. The pour is hazy gold with a small white head. The aroma is absolutely delightful. We’re talking real, true, genuine fresh pepper aromas. Deep hints at the sweetness of green pepper with the heat and bitterness of habaneros and jalapenos. It’s strong and sharp, almost like an IPA except with peppers instead of hops. The flavor is fantastic. Deep, complex bouquet of all kinds of pepper flavors make a crisply stinging profile which I welcome heartily. Yeah, it’s fairly spicy, it burns mostly in the back of my palate and down the throat, but it never gets out of hand. I had two bottles back to back and never thought the heat was overbearing. What I like about this is the amazing depth and genuine feel captured from the peppers. The palate is medium light and works very, very well on this beer. I bought a four pack to go from the brewery because of the uniquely delicious experience. This is easily the best chili beer I have ever tasted. I love it. What a well made, refreshing departure from the norm.
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this brew at the All Colorado Beer Festival on 11/08/08. Color is a bright gold with good carbonation and head. Aroma is like fresh roasted chilies. Taste comes on a light body with a bold fresh chili taste and a spicy bite on the end. This is the best chili brew I have ever had.
Ungstrup (29957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. An unclear golden beer with a medium light orangey head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of chili, that tears in the nose. The flavor is sweet malty with a nice medium strong chili note - not too much, but it still leaves a slight chili burn on the palate and tongue.
argo0 (11736) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, thanks acrdz) Medium white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, sweet and spicy chili pepper. Taste is medium sweet, juicy chili peppers, "hot" but not overpowering. Light-medium body. A tasty fulfillment of what the label promises.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pours a hazy, golden color; white head with patchy, fine-bubbled lacing. Huge amounts of fresh peppers in the aroma; spicy, authentic, hugely vegetal; this is actually surprisingly nice; like fresh roasted green and red peppers. Lots of heat / spiciness in the mouth; medium mouthfeel, with a huge pepper presence; light carbonation; green peppers, habaneros, and pepper seeds; lots of solid warmth and legitimate pepper presence. Actually quite nice overall. Medium finish: touches of wheatiness and loads of lasting fresh pepper hotness.
3fourths (8298) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear straw yellow colored body. Huge, instant nose of pickled jalapeno peppers, like sticking your nose into a jar… the jalapeno/pickle juice note is raw, intense and true to the character of the chiles, though there’s little in the way of wheat beer behind the peppers, aroma-wise. For flavor, it’s mostly mild up front for the first second, becoming peppery (black pepper) and tangy and prickly on the middle and back of the tongue, but never really getting hot. Comes across as acidic heart-burn at times, but again, never really gets hot. For what it is, it’s actually a pretty nice representation of the flavor of the chiles, but tends more towards pickled jalapenos rather than a more pulp/fruit flavor of the others. Biting and sharp towards the end, not terrible by any means, but ultimately simple.