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Ghost Face Killah - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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434 Ratings
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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 28.62%
Wants: 90
Gots: 60 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made with 6 chiles including Anaheim, Fresno, jalapeño, serrano, habenero, and ghost chile.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-11-2011)
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russwbeck

Virginia

3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

A: Hazy yellow pour without much head. Looks like it also has a pretty low amount of carbonation.

S: Smells like peppers and heat. Is this a beer or is it hot sauce??

T: Holy Shit. Ghost peppers. All heat. It starts as beer and then just destroys you with heat.

MF: Light, with actually a nice amount of carbonation. The aftertaste is what kills you.

O: Impressive, but damn, how could anyone drink an entire bottle of this?

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 01:06:51 | More by russwbeck
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -1.3%

02-08-2013 10:01:11 | More by beernads
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev -1.3%

04-14-2012 05:08:28 | More by Texasfan549
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justahead

New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%

07-06-2014 21:41:16 | More by justahead
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vonnegut21

New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%

09-13-2013 19:16:08 | More by vonnegut21
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -1.3%

07-19-2013 13:32:04 | More by Dactrius
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3/5  rDev -1.3%

05-09-2013 01:18:57 | More by Gagnonsux
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quine

Colorado

3/5  rDev -1.3%

12-09-2011 08:02:57 | More by quine
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da_beers

Florida

3/5  rDev -1.3%

05-28-2014 00:26:36 | More by da_beers
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -1.3%

02-28-2012 21:25:24 | More by Rochefort10nh
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -1.3%

04-01-2014 22:02:02 | More by sanitarium16
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alxle140

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -1.3%

10-19-2013 00:45:22 | More by alxle140
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CreightonSM

New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%

11-08-2013 05:56:47 | More by CreightonSM
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Zimm

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -1.3%

04-17-2014 23:36:07 | More by Zimm
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Hrdqore

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -1.3%

03-26-2014 13:19:28 | More by Hrdqore
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BearMittens

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -1.3%

07-09-2014 04:43:17 | More by BearMittens
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%

06-03-2013 09:36:13 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks, willandperry! I've been anxious to try this one :-)

Appearance. Pours a clear, yellow gold with two fingers of white head that doesn't last long at all.

Smell. Wow, roasted sweet red peppers and a smokey, salty driftwood kind of smell. Interesting, but not as something to drink...

Taste. Tangy bell peppers along with white pepper and hot fresh jalepenos. This beer doesn't disapoint with the heat, and I like my firey food. Taste isn't as bad as I expected from the smell. For this "style", I guess it's pretty decent tasting.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Well, it was an experience to say the least. Really glad to have tried it. My cheeks are sweating, and that's the level of heat that I like in any Indian, and various other ethnic foods. Extra full overall point for doing a chille beer that definitely showcases the chilles. Thanks again, willandperry!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 03:29:03 | More by Rutager
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vickersspitfire

Texas

3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

A: slightly hazy yellow with a bit of thin white head that quickly fades.

S: peppers. veggie green, serrano and habanero and something else hot – mostly jalapenos

T: not as hot as i expected but pretty good as far as heat is concened. Very little other tastes.

M: light body - hotness overwhelms all other sensations

O: a fun novelty beer, glad to have tried it once but will not seek out again. This is pretty much pepper water, no discernible beer qualities here besides appearance

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 22:44:37 | More by vickersspitfire
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to phillyswear for this great extra.

A - Orangish color that gets lighter on the sides. Quick dissolving head that left some wisps on the sides of the glass.

S - Like Alex said, this reminds me a lot of the Tri-Pepper Pilsner. The peppers are a bit spicey, but seem more like green peppers than anything else.

T - Wow, it's really peppery, as in really spicey peppery. I actually pick up a couple of distinct different pepper notes including the more spicey kinds as well as the ones that are just full on heat. Given what this was trying to accomplish, it's quite well done as it's relatively tasty, although hotter than blazes. Wouldn't say it's great, but not bad.

M - It burns like fire. Decent carbonation, medium boded.

O - I thought this was fine for what it was. Doesn't taste bad, doesn't taste particularly great, but if you were trying to make a beer that would blow your tastebuds to hell with pepper spice, it does what it accomplishes in an acceptable way.

On a post note, I eat a ton of spicey food and have a very high tolerance. The sheer acidity of this beer though caused me massive heartburn (an unusual thing) that forced me to go out at 4:30 am for Zantac. If you feel the need to tick this, beware.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 04:04:07 | More by AgentZero
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Off top this is a novelty beer. Golden color, looks like a beer. The smell gives a very good indicator of what you can expect, smoky peppers, just foreboding in every sense of the word. the flavor is smoky pepper, maybe that is the serrano? It then quickly morphs into heat that is not a joke. I love hot foods so this did not phase me but make no mistake this beer is hot and you will feel it in your tongue. I had to try this beer because I have had good chile beers from Coopersmith's and Stone 11.11.11 but I won't revisit this.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 04:52:08 | More by ArrogantB
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by Rhino.

I'm scared. The beer smells like it's about to whoop my ass. Hot red peppers, campfire smoke, blazing chili. Ok here goes...

Hot damn! Massive palate assaulting heat intensity. I'm a medium heat guy when it comes to chili, wings, Thai food, etc. This is pretty high intensity to me. An assortment of hot peppers on a medium bodied ale. Moderate carbonation. Lingering burn.

This was pretty fun. For what it is, this is done pretty well.I definitely recommend splitting the bottle several ways.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 22:47:21 | More by Huhzubendah
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.05/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled this evening on 5/22/14 but that this one back in late 2012 once before. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

This 'Chile' Beer' style contains 6 different peppers including Anaheim, Fresno, Jalapeño, Serrano, Habenero, and Ghost chiles! Pours a coppery amber in color with no head to speak of with no lacing really to speak of as well. A bit heavy on the carbonation. Aroma is of various hot peppers with some sweet malt. The taste is would be excepted, spicy with heat that makes you want to drink it fast. A tad on the vinegary side. It was different of course and made the top of my head sweat some. LOL! If hot pepper is your style of beer, then here you go!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 03:18:14 | More by BeerWithMike
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Pale amber body with virtually no head to speak of. Leaves a few clear bubbles on top.

S- Smokey hot sauce. Smells like straight chipotle peppers.

T- Hot, smokey and hot. Really not much else can get by the heat.

M- Very bubbly with a thin mouthfeel. Obviously leaves quite the burn on the tongue.

O- Would not try again, but worth a try if you love hot foods. If you do not like hot foods, keep away.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 19:50:18 | More by stephenjmoore
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Mundelein Craft Beer Festival shaker pint glass.

Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this bottle!

Having eaten a bare ghost pepper already (a perk from working at a liquor store), I had to try it in beer form. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a half-finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose is a blast of soaked peppers, with both the heat and the chlorophyll-laden skins coming through rather clearly. A theme that continues throughout, there is very little in the way of beer present here. The taste echoes the smell, and, as expected, the heat is there from the start in gratuitous amounts. It isn't, though, unbearable by any stretch of the imagination, but it is definitely strong and overpowering. Beyond that, no real beer character is present. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this is a fine example of peppers' innate heat being well-mobilized by a brewer, but it is unfortunately to the detriment of any other sense of beer. It'd be one thing if the peppers complemented a beer's other flavors, but here it's just pepper heat through and through. I'd still probably have another, though...

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 21:55:14 | More by TMoney2591
Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.