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 (2398) - 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 (5514) - 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.
iowaherkeye (2703) - 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.