arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2015 tongatim (31) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely not for everyone, but I like beer, and I like hot peppers, and I have tasted my share of failed attempts to merge the two. This one comes off quite nicely. Nice peppery aroma followed by a good malty mouthful, crisp and refreshing, then it hits you with a dose of flavorful heat.
Lordy, all I needed was a pickled pigs knuckle.
Pour out of bottle, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big pepper, vegetal notes into a hint of biscuit, bread, slight spicy yeast note in there but very pepper forward. Taste is a very slight biscuit, bread and then goes right into big heat, pepper, vegetal notes, slight charry notes, finishing spicy. Too much, not balanced. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
22oz bottle -
What a friggin’ amazingly tasty beer. I love it when a brewer produces a quality beer that seems tailor made for someone with my tastebuds, and this one does it just about as good as can be. A HUGE aroma of jalapeno’s, green pepper, light wheat and a touch of what seemed like brine or saltiness. Flavor had a great display of pepper flavors, ranging from jalapeno to serrano’s with a heat level that I’d put around a 8 from 1-10. This would go fantastic with some quality Mexican food. Loved every sip and will look for this again. Be forewarned however, as this is not for those that don’t like spicy flavors. If it’s spice you want to avoid, then avoid this. Loved it. slowrunner77 (12581) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"ok...you think (or at least we did) when they say hot, it’s not going to be HOT, but if you think that, you’d be wrong. This deep yellow ale smells intensely of fire roasted peppers (jalapeno, habanero, and a couple others for shits and giggles). nice aroma. the first sip, pleasant at first, get’s you in the back of the mouth, then the throat, then the tummy, with it’s surprising building heat. holy crap. the flavor is nice if you’re a chili-head, but the scores on other sites reflect this beer’s low drinkability. a sample size and it’s quite nice, and usually the GABF judges are only having samples, so it’s won there more than once. but in a 22 ounce bomber, you better have some sharing going on. we split the 22, and my wife took a couple sips of mine, and it was still a chore to try and finish. definitely has it’s place, and I’ll get it again at $4.50, but must be shared...preferably by 4-6 people. unique if a bit over the top, tasty but low drinkability due to the intensity." BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
This light gold beer has a strong aroma of chilies. It has a strong flavor of chili but it completely washes out any beer flavor because it is too strong.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone obscurename (9) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
"It’s Hot Boy!" They weren’t joking! My favorite way to drink this beer is to mix it with the Six Rivers IPA to add a spicy kick to a favorite, but it also makes a great marinade or addition to a batch of chili! Not for the faint of heart, but right up your alley if you can handle the heat!
chickbeer44 (8) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
Whoa! Aroma of crazy chilies and a total palate experience! Hot but great flavor. Met the rep at Wholefoods Roseville who gave a some great pairing tips as well as recipe ideas. Chili Pepper Pancakes. who would have thought. baraciisch (3337) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Hardly a beer, aroma is spicy chiles, flavor is spicy chiles, palate is spicy chiles... Just painful to drink... Fun, but definitely a novelty type beer, would never drink again
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
8 nov 2013, bottle. Yellow and a bit hazy. Nose is pure heat, green peppers. It's just hear. It doesn't taste like anything but hot green chiles and it's just heat.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone batneil (751) - - NOV 2, 2013
Just smells of a light beer which lulls you into a false sense of security. It’s HOT! Makes lips tingle, but can taste the beer beneath the burn. Bit too hot to drink a lot of. (K) coreyc1221 (319) - Truckee, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Has a chilio pepper and lager pine aroma.Hazy golden color with a thin white head. The spiciness rolls from the front of the tongue then hits the back of the throat Definitely spicy. A little overriding. Not bad for a spicy ale.