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Ghost Face Killah - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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70
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462 Ratings
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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 29.04%
Wants: 93
Gots: 64 | 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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Photo of wtkphoto
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

wtkphoto, May 26, 2013
Photo of stumac
3.31/5  rDev +9.2%
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 Magery
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Magery, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.18/5  rDev +38%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$4.50 for the 12oz single, served in a pint glass
No ABV indicated on the bottle
Sampled 06JAN13

[A] An average pour yields a pale, golden-orange body, clear with just a touch of haze, and a full finger of fizzy head. Bright white and short lived. After fading the surface is entirely still, but visible carbonation shows a little bit of life. No lacing.

[S] Capsicum of all kinds. Green, orange, red, fresh, charred, seedy and fleshy. The nose is literally 'pepper' in every way imaginable. Other than that, pretty straightforward.

[T] The front end of the palate actually has a touch of sweetness. And the first wave of heat is very soft and approachable. Then, the intensity heightens after the swallow, but it never becomes extreme. It is impossible to say for sure, but the base beer seems pretty darn solid. It works as a great canvas for the layers and layers of pepper and heat. I'm digging this.

[M] The mouthfeel is surprisingly complete. Medium full and chewier than expected. My saliva starts to thicken on the second half of the bottle.

[O] I bought this bottle for the novelty of it, honestly. But I will say this: Ghostface Killah is actually a very good beer - and even better when considering the style. Sure, it's for those with an affinity for heat, but those who crave a little fire will not find it to be over the top. I finished the bottle no problem.

FeDUBBELFIST, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Yeti1979
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Yeti1979, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of abex44
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

abex44, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of sgoro
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

sgoro, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of steve8robin
4/5  rDev +32%

steve8robin, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of IpeeA
2/5  rDev -34%

IpeeA, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of dbossman
3.6/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly cloudy, light brown hue with a thin, thin head; lacing is good

S: Well, that's a lot of peppers--but woody, smokey, complex array of peppers; herbal, vegetal, earthy, spicy; this smells hot as hell and I have to admit that I am intimidated even though I love spicy foods; but really this smells pretty good and I'm ready to go

T: Yes, that is spicy but a good slow, smokey burn; of course, the peppers are the show here and very little else is discernible but this is a chilli beer and it's tasty

F: A touch thin up front but the oily, sticky pepper residue gives this a nice feel in the finish

O: I like this beer; the pepper variety adds complexity and though this isn't a normal, go-to beer, it's fun and I will definitely be back; I'm not sure why some say it was difficult to get through; yes, it's spicy but I slowed down and am happy to say I made it through the entire bottle; let's do this again, GFK, let's do this again

dbossman, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of dkw0063
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

dkw0063, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of hopkrid
1.75/5  rDev -42.2%

hopkrid, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of cfinch2
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

cfinch2, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of mtbdonn
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

mtbdonn, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of johntfox
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
Photo of JMS1512
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

JMS1512, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.85/5  rDev +27.1%
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.

yeahnatenelson, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of Fargrow
1.25/5  rDev -58.7%

Fargrow, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

ThickNStout, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of yamar68
3.98/5  rDev +31.4%
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.

yamar68, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of DNICE555
3/5  rDev -1%

DNICE555, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of djre4orm
4.25/5  rDev +40.3%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Budinetz
2/5  rDev -34%

Budinetz, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of weonfire
3/5  rDev -1%

weonfire, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of ilikebeer03
3/5  rDev -1%

ilikebeer03, Apr 17, 2013
Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.