RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 140   ABV: 4.67%
This beer has an unmistakable roasted chili aroma and flavor without being too hot. The whole chili is used to infuse the beer with a mild green chili flavor and leaves you with just a hint of heat on the back end.

Brewed as Rio Grande Brewing Company, Moriarty, NM.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CyclistSarah (15) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Surprisingly, the flavour is quite good and interestingly spicey, but not for me as the look and smell is off putting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
clear pale yellow, no head. smells and tastes like drinking pickled jalapeno juice. very vegetal and without a tremendous amount of style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PorterPounder (7807) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2004
Sad looking pour - no head, cloudy, murky - really does look like a urine specimen. Aroma of spicy peppers, frozen burritos and cold beans - odd, but not unpleasant. Flavor is not unpleasant, peppers are mixed in well. Not much else to this brew though outside of the peppers - very drinkable and not as bad as Cave Creek.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aurelius (5251) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2004
This is just odd. Aroma is of boiled peanuts and serrano peppers. Flavor is a crackery, very slow burn and not overly hot, vegetable, with some pickle and floral perfume. It's complex, but useless. Very pale, light haze, artless label. Body is thin, dry with a very light chile presence. Definitely better than Cave Creek, but that's like falling off a log.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Radek Kliber (7301) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 28, 2004
Small bright head that vanished quick. Pale, pale gold aka 10 K .Bitter pepper, slightly sweet blanket, with pickle aroma. Watery, hot spice mixed with pickle water, light but oily texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
Aroma of jalapena, clear yellow, little head. subdued chili flavour, thin, so.. so. Thanks mr_kimchee for a new State!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Pale piss yellow with no head. Aroma was of nothing but a chili pepper. Watery with nearly no taste, just the slightest hint of heat from the chili. You are gross for liking this derek, but i would choose it over a macro.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2004
This was my first chili beer. It was an interesting experience. The aroma was very inviting. It had the aroma of a nacho cheese, or a salsa. It made me quite hungry. As for flavor, it was tasty. The chili pepper flavor could have been more pronounced, and I would have preferred more heat. Although I enjoyed it, I am going to say that it was a bit watered down. Overall not bad. I think this is a style that I would like to get into more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Horrid light yellow, no head. Aroma was fairly nice, smelled like movie theater nachos with jalapenos. Flavor was practically nonexistent. If it tasted like it smelled it might not have been all bad, but it didn't.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (17133) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2011 Pale straw, bright. No head. Oops - chiles have oils, guys. Youve made this beer long enough to know that. The aroma is roasted green chile mixed with crappy golden ale. Roasted hatch character, but gets greener and less tasty late. The chile does not really mix with the beer well.

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