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Ghost Face Killah - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3
pDev: 29.67%
Wants: 94
Gots: 71 | 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 CUBeerBuff
2/5  rDev -33.3%

12 oz bottle

No pour. - Straight from the bottle.

Little malt smell and spiciness.

You get a little malt and carbonation but the heat overwhelms it almost instantly.

Can't feel inside of your mouth to know what the body is like on this. It was wet?

Bought it on a dare. Passed it around at a party - it made it back to me with about 1/3 left. While it was being passed around - several exclamations like "OH MY GOD", "What the Hell is that?" "Water, water, water." I don't have any issues with heat - hot and spicy. But when it's so hot you can't taste anything else for 30 minutes it doesn't really serve a purpose. Buy one to cook with, maybe take a sip so you can so you did.

Probably great for a beer batter, simmering sausages or brats, and marinades.

CUBeerBuff, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Glennlawless
2.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This beer is .... very interesting haha.

Pours a hazy orange with a huge head that dies down very very quickly....no lacing left on the glass. The smell is of very hot peppers and kind of has a mexican salsa type of feel to it....I've had pepper beers before but this one smells hardcore. I took a sip and before even swallowing the beer the heat started kicking in, wow!!!!!! HOLY SHIT!...if you don't like spicy.....definitely stay away from this brew. spice lingers on the throat.....this is a beer you would want to deglaze maybe a mexican pasta dish in the pan with, it would provide killer flavor....this should be considered a cooking ingredient...not very palate friendly in my opinion just drinking it straight like this. ....The thing about this beer is that there is no balance...no sweetness...no hop presence...just straight heat.if it had some sweetness to even some of this heat out...it would be a better beer, hands down. mouthfeel is of a lager.

Glennlawless, Oct 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

exl_90, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev 0%

Devil_Doc, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev 0%

zberger, Oct 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66.7%

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ta8218, Sep 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

clausr, Sep 29, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -50%

Los1324, Sep 27, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -25%

RandyWilde, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev 0%

ygtbsm94, Sep 17, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -41.7%

Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -41.7%

wafers, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev 0%

Falcone, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +33.3%

tabascosigned, Sep 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

Budinetz, Sep 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

BSuter, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

JakeTheDuck, Sep 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Jaywalsh20, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of AtrumAnimus
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

to preface this review, I am intimately familiar with the ghost pepper. I have eaten them straight and in lots of varieties of food over the last few years. I cook with them and make my own sauces with them as well.

This one pours a very cloudy pale gold color with a decent white head that settles very quickly leaving no lacing down the glass.

I can definitely smell the pepper in this one though the rest of the nose is rather weak. I can get notes of malt but not much else.

The taste is interesting. There is sweet malt. and the ghost pepper makes it's presence known immediately. the lips really burn as I usually avoid getting the pepper directly on my lips when eating. Believe it or not, that is what burns the most (going in that is ;-). THe taste is sweet malt which goes well with heat. The flavor is overwhelmed by the pepper and really just makes this a novelty beer.

The moutfeel is very watery and somewhat disappointing.

Overall, just not a good beer. Great for a uniqueness and interesting factor, just not enjoyable. I would recommend adding some type of food that is savory to go with it.

AtrumAnimus, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of jegross2
2/5  rDev -33.3%

Reviewing the Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company out of Boulder, Colorado

Score: 40

Unknown vintage bottle served in a 7venth Sun snifter and enjoyed on 08/24/14. Thank you Robbie Moy for the bottle...

Appearance: Pours an opaque, light orange color with a finger of cream-colored head that almost instantaneously settles entirely. No lacing or retention. 3/5

Smell: Fresh jalapenos, chili peppers, salsa, cilantro and a little tropical fruit. It's a bit vegetal, but not bad. The nose gives off the distinct impression that it is going to be pretty spicy. 3/5

Taste: There is not much flavor; just pepper heat. Vegetal chili peppers with a hint of cilantro hit initially, followed by a big spiciness on the front of the tongue that moves up the sides of the tongue before receding back and lingering on the front and top of the tongue. The center of the tongue has a lingering chili pepper flavor. This brew is one note, quite spicy and general unpleasant to drink. I'm sure it has its niche, and heat fiends probably do not find it unpalatable. However, 4 oz was my limit. 1.5/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, fizzy carbonation that really accentuates the heat. Spicy with a little bit of tropical fruit-like sweetness. The spiciness is long lasting. If big, lasting chili spiciness is what you want in a beer, this is your ale. 3/5

Overall: A hot, vegetal novelty that got tiresome and unpleasant before I could get halfway down the glass. If you are the kind of person that enjoys dumping a full bottle of Dave's insanity sauce on your food, I recommend you give this brew a whirl. I think I can confidently say that all others can life a happy and fulfilled life without ever having consumed this.

Cost: $3.99 for a 12 oz bottle.

jegross2, Aug 24, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66.7%

thegerm87, Aug 24, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -25%

Big_Dave, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +50%

wanderlust389, Aug 20, 2014
Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.