youdictategood (252) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a very cloudy yellow with a foamy white head. Grainy residue in lieu of lacing. Nose is all peppers. Taste is strong pepper with a bit of yeast behind, it. In its defense, it does taste like actual pepper infusion as opposed to the artificial powder of something like jalapeno potato chips. Still too gimmicky and one-dimensional to be worth more than a novelty sample.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from ABC Fort Lauderdale. Pours yellow with an inch of white foam. Big pepper notes on the nose. Could have used some roasting. There’s a hint of pepper flavor at first but the heat dominates very quickly. I can’t say there’s a ton of craft in this kind of beer.
brinehart (187) - Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy pale gold with minimal white head. Nothing to remarkable here. Pretty standard blonde ale base with some chili over it. Light on the nose and light on the heat. The chili flavor is pretty complex, on the plus side.
jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Artisans Craft Beer Festival 2012. It poured a yellow color with a small white head. The aroma was of chili peppers. The taste was of strong pepper with some light hops. A decent beer.
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 Sent to me by Strykzone. I liked it better than he did . Pours a cloudy gold with a quickly disappearing white head and no lacing at all. Nose is mostly chilies. Medium in body with a foamy and fizzy mouthfeel. Flavor is some malts, but chile dominates. A chili beer is what it is, and this wile this one is up there with the better ones.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours gold. White head. Nose/taste of cooked vegetables, smoked peppers, malt and light corn. Lighter to medium body.
Finhead (1041) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Clear gold with a soapy head the dissipates quickly. The aroma is green peppers and jalapeno. The light body has a watery texture and average carbonation. The taste is liquid peppers with hot and spicy finish. This beer is the opposite of refreshing.
llcooldave (994) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fizzy lemon yellow color in the glass. Very strong herbal aroma of fresh peppers. The spicyness doesn’t hit you until in the aftertaste, there is where you can pickup a bell pepper flavor mixed in with heat. It’s borderline drinkable for my taste. Used it to make a Chili for a work potluck and it came out great! Overall not that great for drinking, awesome for cooking...
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just a touch of heat here really. Plenty of herbal, earthy aromas and green pepper/pyrazine.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow ale with a small, fluffy, white head. The nose centers around an assortment of earthy chili peppers. Light-bodied with modest carbonation. Well-balanced, earthy chili flavor. Moderate chili heat. Finishes minerally and mildly warming with a rumor of salt.