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Ghost Face Killah - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3
pDev: 29.67%
Wants: 95
Gots: 67 | 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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3/5  rDev 0%

Dactrius, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
3.56/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep, murky apple cider color with a fizzy soda-like head that dies quick.

S: A rich, smoky pepper aroma. Chipotle salsa is what came to mind here the most. Definitely doesn't smell like something you want to mess around with.

T: Opens on the mild side- sweet and smooth with mostly honey and grain coming through. Then there's a gradual build of smoky hot fire that kind of just keeps building and building. I've had ghost pepper hot sauce before, and this never comes close to that kind of heat. But as far as beers go, this is by far the hottest I've had. Not a lot of flavor in this beer, but if hot is what you're looking for, pull up a chair.

notchucknorris, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Dmart1223
3.98/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer doesn't get the credit it deserves.

If a complex beer shreds your taste buds with bitter hops, it's lofted into the heavens. If it shreds your taste buds with peppers, it's denounced as a novelty. Well, forget your standards! Drink this beer for what it is.

Ghost Face Killah pours a hazy gold with a fizzy head that fades fast to nearly nothing. I almost rated it sub-2, but the faint trail of bubbles sprouting mid-beer made it look like a foreboding elixir. It makes you nervous before you even know what's inside.

Its smell is a complex mix of dull warming peppers and sharp, spicy and slightly sweet chile pepper oil. There's also a little wheat. Unlike any beer I've ever smelled.

And the taste. Oh man. For a split second it's full and warming, with another hint of wheat. Then the fireworks start and never end. A hot blend of spice smack you straight in the face. Your lips chap and your throat chafes a little. Is that a bead of sweat on my brow?

Overall the blend is very hot, somewhat sweet and incredibly unique -- even by chile beer standards. Rating it by traditional means is almost unfair, as this is less of a beer than a face-singeing culinary experience.

Dmart1223, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of TOP
3.75/5  rDev +25%

TOP, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of CajunMary13
2.25/5  rDev -25%

CajunMary13, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev 0%

Gonzoillini, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Beer_Slayer
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Beer_Slayer, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of 701beer
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

701beer, Jul 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev 0%

weonfire, Jul 09, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -50%

mikecharley, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of TonyT013
1.75/5  rDev -41.7%

TonyT013, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of craigmj7
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

craigmj7, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of phishgator
1.9/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass. Pale straw color and hazy with little head. The carbonation is almost non-existent. The nose is hot peppers. The taste is a creeping asault of HOT peppers. With a 6 peeper blend and habanero being one of them it is not for the faint of heart. The heat is too intense for me to finish a bottle. The malt and hops just even be tasted after the first sip; they just vanish. If you split the bottle up between 4 or more people then it might get finished.

phishgator, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of jmathis
1/5  rDev -66.7%

jmathis, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of cam12
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

cam12, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

WDJersey, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of MichaelProcton
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

MichaelProcton, Jun 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

dookiebrown, Jun 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev 0%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of justforrazors
1.5/5  rDev -50%

justforrazors, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of JayQue
2.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A gimmick beer. Better than Eds Cave Creek because the beer part is better. Instead of a lame pepper juice taste, this one provides a full-bore hot pepper experience. If you like this sort of thing, the beer is well crafted. For me, this is too much hot pepper, not enough beer.

Pours a hazy apple cider color with a fizzy white head that dies fast with no lacing. Aroma is rich, pungent hot peppers, not much in the way of beer smell.

Taste is a mild ale until the hot pepper kicks in. The effect is not an undrinkable blast but rather a slow destruction of the taste buds. If you are into this sort of thing, you could call this a slow sipper. As someone looking forward to a Father's Day BBQ after drinking this, I was more concerned about tasting my food later on than finishing this beer.

Mouthfeel is a blast of hot peppers on top of a mild ale.

Overall, for me - a drain pour. For someone that likes this sort of thing, it is worthy of finishing. Not a poorly crafted drink, just not something I would want to experience beyond about a 2-3 oz sample.

JayQue, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of stumac
3.31/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drinking this at the brewery! This brew pours up a clear golden color. Small white head. Aroma is straight ghost pepper, which is an empty spice spice spice smell. You can feel the tingle on your nose. Now for the taste. Pale malts with a nice hop balance. Then BAM!! Spice takes over your mouth! I think this might be the same recipe as Billy's Chilies but they just add the ghost pepper. Smooth carbo, light bodied. If you can take the heat, it's a good brew

stumac, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.6/5  rDev +20%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy piss orange. Small fizzy tan head that fades away instantly. No lacing, no head retention.

S: Lots of vegetal pepper. Lots and lots of it. Not much heat in the nose but you kinda get a sense that it means business. Maybe it's in my head.

T: Vegetal peppers up front with a surprisingly nice sweet grainy malt. Like sweetbread and crackers. Tiny bit of heat up front but it grows...and grows....and grow. Smoky, smouldering, intensifying heat builds to a peak after about 10 seconds and then slowly fades. The smoky buildup is definitely classic ghost pepper. Start sweating almost immediately, lips burning, heart rate increasing. Very nice heat, the best I've had in any beer ever.

M: Medium bodied, "smooth"

O: The first truly hot chile beer I've ever had. It's not unbearable but I doubt I could drink much more than the 12 ounces by myself. Palate gets fatigued and the lips just don't like the burning for so long. Still, nice simple beer with an impressive amount of chile pepper flavor and especially heat.

Dope, Jun 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev 0%

gargamel01, Jun 06, 2013
Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.