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 (86) - 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 (10840) - 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 (6478) - 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 (2875) - 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.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Not my style. pale yellow with thin white head. Aroma is Chillies dominated. Flavor is also but with light hops is noticed later in flavor.
dnstone (2524) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2009
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells of green pepper and jalapeno. A light, piss gold color Spicey flavor? Jalapeno-esque but without the pickle taste of other chili beers. A bit like drinking nachos haha.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery during GABF 2009.
Pours a weak yellow with a nose of jalepeno kettle chips. Flavor is crisp and tangy jalepeno chili with just enough bite in the finish to keep things respectable. Tingly but watery mouthfeel. Wow, another good chili beer. Surprisingly tasty.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2009: Superb chili nose coming off of a slightly hazed yellow beer with a somewhat spotty head. A medium-bodied beer this was...and some nice, spicy chili flavors coming from of this shit. The base beer was clean and had adequate body...and it was a pretty nice palate for that chili flavor. Very nice, congrats.
notalush (5707) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold, with a lot of fine floating particles - the aroma is almost all peppers (earthy, lightly vegetal), but with a faint whiff of tangy wheat - the flavor is much the same - it showcases the flavor of the peppers, but with a fraction of their heat - don’t get me wrong, there is some spice, but not nearly as much as some other hot pepper beers - aside from the pepper flavor, however, there is not that much going on - just faint notes of the wheat beer underneath - but I suppose that it the point - we want to highlight the flavor of the peppers, and this beer does that quite well - quite approachable for the style.