Funky Buddha Fire in the Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A malty red ale that pops with pleasantly fruity undertones, chock full of whole raspberries and just enough habanero peppers to create a pleasant tingle in your throat. Youve got sweet, fruity, caramel-y, spicy all in one package - its like jam for your jelly, baby.

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2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rumbero (75) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2017
22 oz bottle Aroma: Intense raspberry, vinous with dark fruits. theres plenty spicy heat. all this overwhelms anything that might be present derived from malt or hops. theres even some cheesy thing going on that is very unpleasant. Appearance: pours amber/brown with a nice full 1/2" tan head with moderate retention. the beer is hazy / opaque. there was zero lacing observed. Taste: mostly caramelly sweet malts overwhelmed by semi stale raspberry flavor and bold vegetally habanero heat. there is some bitterness but the balance is way off. Palate: this beer is medium/full beer, with rich oily texture, moderate carbonation and strong astringency bordering on harsh. It finishes sweet with long spicy heat from habanero lingering for a while. Overall: I dont understand the good review here. This beer is all over the place and just undrinkable. Neither funky tart fruit ale or a balanced malty red ale. A failed experiment for experimentations sake. - Let it be known that I love raspberries and anything to do with hot peppers...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle shared in NH. Not quite sure where I got this - maybe a trade extra. Pours mostly clear copper-amber with a billowing, creamy off-white head. The nose has a little juicy raspberry, light suggestions of pepper, hints of toasted bread. Light-medium sweet flavour with forward chili pepper heat, some seedy raspberry, touches of earth. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Pretty clean in the finish with more chili heat, mild throat burn, green pepper, background raspberry pulp, some seedy bitterness. Refreshing, in that chili burn kind of way. Fun stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Cool beer. A little overcarbonated and too lively but still a cool beer. Nose of raspberry and some pepper notes, toasted malts, a little caramel and earth. Pours brown amber, big rocky frothy head that doesnt settle down. Hard to get a good pour. Flavors of raspberry on top of toasted and caramel malts with a really nice pepper flavor and subtle heat throughout. Really a cool beer. Would have been even better if not for the carbonation issues.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kchampagne (173) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Had this one on tap at the brewery. Pours a reddish brown. Subtle raspberry aroma. Taste has a slight raspberry tartness and heat on the back end, but not overwhelming. Overall a great and easy beer to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2644) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Nice pepper fruit beer, well balanced. Heat and sweet neither overwhelming or hiding. Still a sipper despite sessionable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4803) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Bomber from Chan?s Wine World in Destin: reddish brown, tan head. aroma of raspberry and faint pepper. tastes are raspberry jam mixed with light even long pepper spice - as advertised. fun overall. a sipper despite the low abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (6848) - rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle from my father bought in Florida. Fruity smell with rasberries and chili. Similar taste with some chili heat to finish it off. Nice balance between the raspberries and chili. Interesting combo. The habanero is increasingly present.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
S_Side_Smitty (764) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Pours reddish brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocolatey malts and something vaguely fermented. Taste is a combination of raspberry, malts, and habaneros with a mildly biting heat. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arn8897 (377) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours a deep amber with an off white head. Aromas of malt a little sweetness from the berries. Taste the same with a little heat at the finish but not much. Overall a nice fruit beer. Light to medium mouth feel with little lacing in the glass.


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