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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marcus (10221) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle from beerboxer. Pours clear yellow with a modest white head and a light floral aroma. There is a thin pale malt flavor with a slightly peppery finish.

That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Crushed at GABF ’10. Decent chili aroma and flavor. Some good heat in it, but it’s pretty unspectacular. This is no Ghost Face Killah, but it’s aight.

SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a pale clear gold with fast fading fizzy white head. Aroma of green chili and grainy malt, not bad. Flavor was more grainy, sweet water then it was chili. Light, watery mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, it just seems like it did not overcome the sweet grain water vs spice.....

Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - MAY 19, 2011
12oz bottle from Plaza liquors in Tucson
Appearance: Clear yellow with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Chili peppers
Taste: Light chilies and pale malts, bathwater

VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2011
I really have no idea what I’m getting into with this beer. Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo and I picked up what I initially thought would be your basic Mexican Lager (Cerveza is Spansih, after all). But a closer inspection of the label informs me that this is a berr with green chili flavor. No other pertinent information is available, which means no ABV, etc. Let me just say that I’ve had my share of chili beers that I’ve liked (Rogue Chipotle, Weston Labs #2, Flat Branch Green Chili, etc.), but more often than not they’re revolting (Cave Creek Chili Beer). Let’s see what this guy has to say. Pours a light straw that’s crystal clear, with a big foamy head that dies as quickly as it begins. So far so good. It looks like beer. First aroma is stale green chili and not much else. First taste is weird. There’s this very metallic and mineral aftertaste and not much else, except maybe a little bit of chili heat (nothing overwhelming) at the end. Second taste yields a bit more flavor, as both the beer character and the green chile flavor are finessed. I’m glad this thing isn’t the palate destroyer that I had feared when first opening the bottle, but I’m also a bit disappointed that it’s not a bit more substantial. This beer would be killer with some nice pork tacos or other spicy Mexican food. On it’s own it’s a little bit of a let down.

Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2011
12 oz bottle, no freshness date noted.
Hazy golden with no head and no lace.
Roasted green chili dominates, but here is some skunky stuff underneath.
Not much going on in the flavor department. Mostly mild roasted green chili.
Finish has nice low and slow burn, needs some pork. Might be better as a marinade, or maybe an accompaniment to some Juevos Rancheros.

cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear, bright golden color with a small white head and a few floaties that settled to the bottom of the glass. The head dissipated pretty quick. Lacing is faint and short lived. Very light carbonation. Aroma is canned green chilies. Flavor is light green chilies and very lightly sweetened malt. There is no heat to this beer compared to Cave Creek Chili Beer. Light to medium body. I couldn’t find anything unpleasant about this beer. I don’t know what everyone is crying about. This is a decent CHILI BEER. It would be great for cooking. Drink it for what it is.

jtclockwork (16561) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle with many thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose of chili pepper, malt and corn. Taste of water, chili pepper, malt, corn and rice cakes. Light body. The chili pepper is rather mild throughout.

hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Yellow goldiah color. Light white head. Nice pepper aroma. Nice pepper taste also. No heat. Very drinkable.

GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Pours golden with no head and very little lacing. The chile aroma predominates, masking other potential notes. Taste is more like chile pepper juice without the heat than beer. Fizzy on the palate.

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