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Ghost Face Killah - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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433 Ratings
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Ratings: 433
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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SassieCassie

Florida

1.73/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A spicy beer! I couldn't resist....

Poured into a pint glass, it was amber in color and slightly hazy. The nose was filled with strong aromas of sweet/spicy peppers.

The smoked serrano is the first thing I tasted followed by a subtle sweet malt/hops flavo, but I only tasted those flavors for a second before the heat took over. The heat definitely overpowers the "beer" flavors

It's different than I was expecting but definitely a fun experience, it's worth trying if you like spicy things.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 01:31:54 | More by SassieCassie
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

01-28-2013 00:49:07 | More by DarthKostrizer
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phishbone23

New York

2.25/5  rDev -26%

01-23-2013 15:11:17 | More by phishbone23
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Brew33

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -26%

01-22-2013 21:14:46 | More by Brew33
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

01-21-2013 04:26:54 | More by dgherm
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cjgator3

Florida

3.18/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle

A- Pours a hazy golden yellow/amber color with a small fizzy white head that quickly dissipates.

S- The aroma is roasted chilis and very faint malt, you can definitely smell the spicy peppery throughout the nose.

T- The taste is a very brief moment of maltiness with the spiciness from the chilies quickly kicking in and lingering well into the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied and highly carbonated.

O- Overall, this beer packs the heat unlike any other beer I have tried. As someone who enjoys spicy foods, I enjoyed the uniqueness of this beer. I wouldn't be able to drink more that one bottle of this in a sitting, actually it is pretty difficult to just finish one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 03:42:30 | More by cjgator3
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wilfonzo

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-15-2013 00:50:55 | More by wilfonzo
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-13-2013 19:46:10 | More by AlexFields
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archero

Texas

2/5  rDev -34.2%

01-13-2013 04:32:31 | More by archero
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -1.3%

01-12-2013 22:42:14 | More by tbryan5
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ottodyer

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

01-12-2013 17:59:17 | More by ottodyer
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kojevergas

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Brown glass bottle with twist off cap acquired at Lukas Liquor in Lone Tree and served into a Bull & Bush pilsner glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are low.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours no head whatsoever. Body colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Looks about right for the style.

Sm: Chili pepper in gratuitous quantities. Sweet jesus, that's all there is. Smells like pure habanero. Just smelling it is starting to prepare my perspiration glands. A strong, seizing aroma.

T: Fairly spicy, but not awful with a sip. Heavy chili pepper and chili skin, sure, but it's not as bad as youtubers and beer amateurs would have you believe. A bit vinegary, actually. Acidic. Roasted pepper. It's nowhere near as spicy as I anticipated. No alcohol comes through. No yeast character. I imagine that pale malts comprise the foundation, but they're well buried. I wouldn't say I like it; it's imbalanced as all hell. It's a surprisingly decent chili beer, though. It's definitely one note. Most of the spice is in the aftertaste; if you drink too much it'll hit you in the throat.

I had milk on hand while reviewing, but I didn't end up needing any. Don't let the sensitivists convince you that it's as spicy as the brewery's marketing team wants us to think it is.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but the mouthfeel is widely irrelevant here. Adequately carbonated, with good thickness. The texture here is just a means of enabling you to consume it.

Dr: Surprisingly drinkable given its reputation. Reading some of the other reviews, I didn't think some of my fellow beeradvocate members were such panzies. This really isn't that bad as long as you sip it. Still, it'd be real tough to quaff. I'll have a bit of trouble killing this glass, but I expected it to be intolerable.

Largely a gimmicky marketing ploy. Meh.

C

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 01:34:31 | More by kojevergas
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blakelive784

Colorado

2.13/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a nearly transparent straw golden color with almost no discernible head. Lively carbonation. Pretty uninviting.

S - Roasted peppers, fresh peppers and more peppers. It's impossible to distinguish any other aromas. Not really looking forward to this.

T - Bitter and poorly handled peppers dominate. Tastes like the skins from a roasted pepper. Not as spicy as I though it'd be though. Maybe a touch of base malt? Incredibly simple. Balance was thrown out the window.

M - Thin and oily.

D - None, unless eating whole habaneros is your thing. It's definitely not overly spicy, but really doesn't taste very good. Not drinkable at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 01:31:42 | More by blakelive784
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Twig2848

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +39.8%

12-30-2012 02:03:47 | More by Twig2848
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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
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jrcmlc

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

12-24-2012 21:24:35 | More by jrcmlc
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Onemic

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

12-13-2012 07:55:49 | More by Onemic
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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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Googs

New York

2.3/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Got this as an extra. Thanks a lot for this one guy! Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. This was my 2nd time having a pepper/spiced beer so I wasn't sure what to expect.

A: A straw yellow body with a small head that dissipated quickly.

S: Holy shit mang. My nose is burning. Smell is just hot peppers, nothing else. This smells like a 12oz bottle of hot sauce. I'm a bit shook to drink this.

T: The spicy and smokey peppers take complete control over any other flavor in this beer. It's hot sauce water. Just nuts how spicy this brew is, they use 5+ different peppers right?

M: Pretty awful. Burns the mouth and throat and this shit lingers. Get me some water my dude. The spicy aftertaste stayed in my mouth for 20+ minutes and had me coughing, and I was not feeling it. I love my spicy food but this was too much for me honestly.

O: This is a novelty beer, that's it. Just copp it for the label I guess. I could never drink 12oz and couldn't even manage much more than an oz before we decided to drain poor. I suppose if your really into to spicy peppers than this could be your thing but at this point, it's not even beer! Put it on your arroz con pollo. Never re-visiting this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 07:47:49 | More by Googs
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

12-03-2012 12:49:06 | More by dvmin98
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StPaulSuds

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

11-28-2012 21:04:30 | More by StPaulSuds
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tdm168

North Carolina

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

A - copper with no head

S - peppers, very spicy, a lot of jalapeno and habanero

T - intense peppers, jalapenos mostly, intense heat in the finish from the ghost chilies but not unbearable; the taste reminds me of the pepper blend that my grandfather adds to his sausage

M - medium bodied, very spicy, warm, well carbonated

Well, this wasn't nearly as bad as some reviewers had led me to believe it would be. I certainly wouldn't enjoy this beyond the 6 oz sample that I had, but I did enjoy it for what it was. If I were to buy this again, I would buy it as an ingredient. I think this would be great in a batch of chili or even in a marinade.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 01:23:19 | More by tdm168
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rudy0908

Missouri

1/5  rDev -67.1%

11-24-2012 04:35:02 | More by rudy0908
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.15/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours golden with very quickly. Smells like a great hot sauce, but not a beer. Very crisp refreshing brew behind the pepper. Crazy hot pepper here and it is just too much. Good grief. I think it is worth trying as a novelty, but I would be impressed with anyone that could put this whole bottle down themselves. I am curious if this would be a good beer for cooking as a marinade. But as is it just burns.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 18:24:05 | More by BMMillsy
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Mick-e-d


2/5  rDev -34.2%

11-22-2012 21:33:24 | More by Mick-e-d
Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.