boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Mari’s. This is the second pepper beer I’ve had. The first was Ghost Face Killah.. and that melted my face. The appearance is fairly clear yellow with a big head that goes away nearly immediately. there is a ton of carbonation in the glass and some type of floaters in there. The aroma has some spicy peppers up front (shocker) and almost a bud light lime background. The taste is peppery and really reminds me of a serrano pepper garlic salsa that I used to buy. That salsa is better than this beer but this is not overly spicy and is drinkable. The palate is watery but I don’t know that a more dense beer would be ideal. For what it is, it’s fine..
habadin (15) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Out of a bottle. Pour hazy-ish. Strong notes of chili. LOTS of chili. I taste more serrano than anything. No spice, which I like. Would be great boiling in brats!
maxwelldeux (2900) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with very little head. The nose on this is filled with lots of chili notes like a great chili stew. Taste has some slight chili notes to it, but is a fairly unremarkable ale otherwise.
jbruner (1881) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Why does Twisted Pine do these? They turn out terrible, come off as novelties, and at best are good as marinades. Chilis and more chilis, too much to be palatable.
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 (3122) - 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 (199) - 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 (2039) - 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 (3130) - 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 (6876) - , 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.