MavDunk (109) - - MAY 14, 2017
On tap at Fitger's. Pours a cinnamon brown with minimal head. Scent is Tabasco and cinnamon with some habanero pepper. Taste is similar with Tabasco and pepper with an ashy taste as well but not in a negative sense. Mouthfeel is spicy and lingers. Leaves you lips tingling. A good experience beer, but I wouldn't want to drink on a regular basis. crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Draft. Golden amber pour, jalapeno aroma, flavor is jalepenos, little malt flavor, doesn’t get too vegetal, not too spicy either, fairly decent. No diacetyl, FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2012
This is really a hard review for me. I’m a huge fan of all things spicy and a huge fun of beer but I’m having a hard time dissecting the way in which they mix here. Had it on tap at the brewhouse along side a Gale Force.
The body is a hazy burnt orange with a finger of dense white head. Good lacing. Every thing seems in order in that respect.
The nose had me wondering... there was an obvious malt presence that seemed balanced enough, but it was overshadowed by the smell of the peppers. And not in the way you would expect - no real spice, more like sweet bell peppers.
The taste took a similar direction. Up front there were some soft, basic malt notes. But then a wave of vegetable bits that then get snuffed out by the one redeeming aspect of the taste for me: immense heat.
I actually enjoyed the prolonged burn of the serranos and habaneros, but I can certainly see how this could be a turn off for some.
Overall, I sort of hope that the veggie bits were a mistake and not the norm, as I found lots of potential in every other corner of this beer.
Nuffield (4189) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2011
I don’t get how people can say "not drinkable" and then still give this beer a respectable rating. This beer has some positive attributes--the creativity with ten peppers, the attempt to give this beer a backbone, etc. But at the end of the first sip every corner of my mouth was stinging, and a lingering burn affected my mouth for minutes. The spicy nose should give it away, but in case it doesn’t, this beer is HOT, HOT, HOT. Way too hot for me to enjoy. Therefore, rating it hedonistically, it can’t be a well-rated beer. (on tap at brewpub) bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is very peppery with not much else besides. Flavor is Serrano, habenero, and jalepeno peppers with quite a lot of heat. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Certainly not for everyone as this is quite a unique, spicy brew.
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Pours dark reddish orange with white head. Aroma is...peppers! Jalapeno and serrano in the forefront, but its just a very peppery beer, complete with vegetal and spicy notes. Taste is nice juicy peppers up front, the spice kicks in and takes over from there, and then finishes fairly smoky and dry. Its an interesting beer, but it really gets detracted because its hard to drink more than a glass. Not too spicy for me but could see how it would be for some... timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 Bomber from my sister-in-law - thanks for thinking of me Carol and Darcy!.
A quite nice looking beer - very clear and bright with a nice reddish hue but no head at all. Some carbonation, but no head. Roasted peppers dominate the aroma and then I took a sip. Whoa! Think really cold but really hot all at the same time. Swish it around in your mouth and your whole mouth will BURN. I broke out in a sweat - and right now it’s -27 out. YES - 27 below zero.
Light mouthfeel and a lasting burn down the throat. No Hops, No malt, the peppers dominate the entire length of the drink.
Tough to rate. I could not drink the entire glass because I was sweating so bad.
I like peppers - but not in my beer. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2009
[Tap] Part of the brewpub sampler in August. Pours an amber/orange color with very little carbonation and no head. Aroma of hot peppers and maybe some light biscuits. Taste is like biting into a ripe pepper, with warming permeating every part of your mouth. More balanced than the typical pepper beer though. It is one of the more intense pepper flavored beers, but the marzen character of the malts cuts into that heat a little bit. The spicy/peppery finish lasts for a long, long time. Great to try, but not sure if I could drink a whole lot of this. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear raging red, with an orange fringed and no head. Aroma is peppery, with that rubbery fresh pepper skin character. Uh Oh. Flavor burns immediately burns my tongue and throat. Searing. Holy crap. Lots of jalapeno and almond. Hot. Just hot. Again, like the other wildfire. Finishes with some unexpected hop character. Quite surprising that it shows through. Not drinkable, but fun. incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2008
How do you rate this? First beer i tried at ABR. Smells of peppers, weird, huh? Really hot stuff, burns about everything it touches, including warming my gut for about ten minutes after. Very light body to it, which really makes all the peppers stand out even more. Good stuff, just not the most drinkable cause of the heat.