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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light-bodied, honey-colored brew spiced with fire-roasted chilies, bay, ginger and black pepper. Perfect for Mardi Gras.

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3.8
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Draft. Pours a copper body with a white head. Very spicy, with pepper tones, bell peppers, spicy rye, ginger root, and more spicy notes. Hot in the sense of spices. Light body and quite quaff able. Good stuff.

3.6
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
12 oz handbottle, via Dickinsonbeer. Pours a clear dark gold under a one finger fizzy white head that faded to a whispy film. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is very earthy and fruity with lots of spices. A mix of chilies and ginger mostly, with lighter peppery notes. All combined it has almost a cinnamon smell. Flavor is light bready malt at the core with lots of pepper and chilie coming out on the finish. Some herbal notes as well. Mouthfeel is light bodied and has a nice lively fizzy carbonation level. The chilies lend a very spicy burning sensation long after the finish. Standard Disclaimer: Chilie beers are not for everyone, but I liked this one more than most I’ve had.

3.3
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
I’m always skeptical about spicy beer, but this one was a pleasant surprise. Golden-copper color with light head. Sweet aroma that is fairly malty. Taste is quite spicy with lots of pepper and some other sweet malts. Good taste wise, but anything spicy in my glass is always a bit odd. I give Triumph props for trying these brews and in this case, I would say succeeding.

3.5
obxdude10 (2367) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
A very different kind of beer, very unique, light copper color, generous soft off-white head, nice lacing around the glass, sweet nose of ginger, coarse black pepper & light malt, medium in body, seems like a regular-ol’ lager type of beer until the finish, the front was mostly smooth & light malt, but then the finish kicked you in the mouth, that’s where the peppers arrive, tasted of liquid cayenne, gave that abrasive bite associated with spicy food, left a little sting on the lips as well, this is the first beer that I’ve tasted that could actually be brewed with peppers & be drinkable (you know which one I’m talking about!), I’m not sure if the name means anything, but I didn’t expect this kind of beer with that kind of name (maybe I’m just dumb), but a very good & enjoyable beer

3.6
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2007
on tap in Princeton, took a growler home. Clear light amber with medium carbonation. Aroma is of ginger, mild black pepper, light grains and malt. Taste is ginger up front, with some sweet malt, and some dry biscuit malt, which changes near the middle and end of the beer, which is where the chilis come through. A medium amount of heat in the finish that lingers nicely. I personally would have liked more chili peppers in the taste up front, maybe some of that character has diminished since it has been on tap for awhile before I had this.

2.9
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet, grain, light spices. Taste is jalapeño, wheat, faint hops. Mild carbonation. Interesting.

3.3
austinpowers (2832) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 4, 2007
A chili beer that had a tremendous amount of bite. You might not like it, but you respect and remember it.

4.9
gallagwar (30) - USA - DEC 23, 2006
Possibly my favorite beer. Unfortunately, it’s seasonal selection at the Princeton location. Very spicy (great taste of pepper) and flavorful.

3.8
Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
Sampled at New Hope location. Pours amber with a decent off-white hyead. Aroma of spices, peppers, citrus. Flavor is malty, spicey, peppers, and fiery. Good body great brew.

5
Blarndon (4) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2006 does not count
This is one of my 5 favorite beers anywhere in the world. It is ashame that it only comes but once a year.


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