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Ghost Face Killah - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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71
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439 Ratings
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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 28.52%
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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cfinch2

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

04-13-2014 15:16:10 | More by cfinch2
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -- pours a pale straw hue with a slim fizzy head. Not thrilling.

Smell -- The nose is greeted with an abundance of green chile, woodsmoke, lager yeast fermentation notes, and the faint presence of floral hops. The aroma of chiles was at the forefront and well-presented. Actually, pretty nice if you're looking for fresh chile aroma.

Taste -- Again, the chile presence is at the forefront, largely of Anaheims with a bit of the smoked chiles in the background. There's still enough base beer presence to keep this from being boring: pilsner malt, gentle plum-like fermentation character and floral hops. The heat is strong, certainly, but not overpowering.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall -- While I feel that this is a great showcase for the chiles, I still would not want to drink this on a regular basis, or possibly ever again. Still, I'm glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 23:45:01 | More by yeahnatenelson
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wtkphoto

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -18%

05-26-2013 00:42:35 | More by wtkphoto
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stumac

Texas

3.31/5  rDev +8.5%
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

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2013 22:16:46 | More by stumac
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johntfox

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-21-2013 00:33:37 | More by johntfox
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BIG thanks to antlerwrestler19 for hooking me up with this one from his recent LIF! Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass, with a glass of milk on the side.

Pours like many other chiles beers that I've sampled - a sort of hazy, silent red gold with a short lived half finger of head that amounts to really no lacing at all.

Obvious pepper qualities in the aroma. Not that basic vegetable profile that you find from other beers of this style. There's obvious heat that showcases that signature BBQ type burn that the ghost chile is known for. There are some subtle malt bits used to support the bite of the peppers.

Up front, it drinks like a lemony, light lager. The thin body makes it reminiscent of an easy drinking wheat or something. But just a few seconds after that first taste you get a big wave of heat. The ghost pepper doesn't dominate the same way in this regard. It's a tasty balance of the serrano/jalapeno against the habanero. The anaheim and fresno flavors are (unsurprisingly) lost in the heat of the bigger players. I wish there was a bit more of that ghost pepper bite that I have come to really love. But there is still plenty of heat here to satisfy.

Overall, this is the best beer I've had from the style. It's nothing to look at, but the tastes and aromas that it produces represent everything I look for in an aggressive chile beer.

My guess is that the lower ratings come from those certain vagina babies that just can't hang with the heat.

If you like chiles, this is a must-try.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 00:23:35 | More by yamar68
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hopkrid

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -42.6%

10-06-2013 01:53:16 | More by hopkrid
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djre4orm

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

06-13-2013 18:25:52 | More by djre4orm
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mtbdonn

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -18%

02-12-2014 01:15:41 | More by mtbdonn
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from Lueken's Liquors (Dunedin, FL). 3.99. No bottling info. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

Pours hazy orange with a half finger of white head that dissapears quickly. No lace.

Nose is all peppers. Seriously. LOTS of peppers- green, anaheim and jalepeno. I like peppers so I find it pretty appealing.

Wow! That's a damn spicy beer. Nice hot habenero and ghost pepper bite that lingers but allows the cooler jalepeno, anaheim and fresno flavors to peek through. Very interesting.

Lighter side of medium body with nice mellow but sizzling carbonation. Looong slightly burning aftertaste.

Not what I look for in a beer but this was a novel and enjoyable experience. Most likely too hot for most folks but I like it.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 04:15:00 | More by ThickNStout
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JMS1512

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

10-19-2013 12:34:23 | More by JMS1512
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-14-2012 05:28:38 | More by ssjkyle
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DNICE555

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -1.6%

04-13-2014 14:46:01 | More by DNICE555
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weonfire

Illinois

3/5  rDev -1.6%

07-09-2013 00:06:55 | More by weonfire
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afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

05-21-2014 14:25:17 | More by afksports
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vcoggins

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

10-17-2013 20:00:11 | More by vcoggins
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

11-24-2013 04:26:07 | More by BColton1
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dsauter

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -18%

09-01-2012 00:48:20 | More by dsauter
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JSchock7

Kansas

2/5  rDev -34.4%

07-21-2013 06:53:26 | More by JSchock7
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-13-2014 19:43:47 | More by RMoeNay
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3/5  rDev -1.6%

04-17-2013 19:40:15 | More by ilikebeer03
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Agold

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

OK. I sought out this beer so I can only blame myself for this. Pours with no head at all. Zero lacing. Zero retention. Aroma is likelike chili oil. Smells like fresh hot peppers just cut. Tastes like chili sauce. The heat sort of creeps up on you. It is just on the pleasant side of hot sauce. Could go very nicely with some Mexican or Thai food. Mouthfeel is heat. Light dry and hot. It is exactly what I would want from a hot pepper beer. I am using overall as drinkability. Holy crap. More than 2 oz is too much. Its a cool experience and a very unique beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 07:36:45 | More by Agold
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Fargrow

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -59%

10-19-2013 20:10:51 | More by Fargrow
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huntermop

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -18%

06-26-2014 19:14:16 | More by huntermop
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks Ryan!

I drank Cave Creek not too long ago and was moderately impressed... not by its light lager character but by the flavor and the heat. GFK takes shit to an entirely different level. It's not beer, or at least the base beer is no different from "yellow fizzy" types.

But that should be disregarded. An excellent blend of what I suppose could be called aroma chillies and taste chillies... smells like it would sting and it does sting. Smells green and crushed red at the same time, call it complex. Extreme heat in the taste that lingers for a while even on my punished-on-a-daily-basis palate.

Whatever it is, it was great in small quantities (I drank my share of the bottle and then some more for the record).

3, 4, 4, 3, 4

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 12:40:51 | More by tewaris
Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.