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Ghost Face Killah - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 29.04%
Wants: 93
Gots: 63 | 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 EricCioe
3.15/5  rDev +4%

Had at a chili beer tasting including Hunahpu's, Mexican Cake, Chocolate Sombrero, Theobroma, and Cocoa Mole.

This pours pale yellow with no head. Looks like Bud Light. On the nose this is hot. There is no other aroma. In the mouth it is hot. There is no other taste. The body is medium and fucking hot. The finish lasts forever and it's hot. My stomach was upset from this for a few hours after.

Overall, I struggled with rating this beer. But it's exactly what it intends to be. This is the logical conclusion of the chili beer. As a pal said, it's "like giving Satan a rimjob." Brutality. Would have again for sure. We drew short pretzels to see who had to kill the 6 oz left in the bottle and overall drinking this beer was probably the most fun single beer at a tasting. That has to count for something.

EricCioe, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of RWNewhouse
4/5  rDev +32%

RWNewhouse, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -1%

Texasfan549, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Beerbuddha
2.83/5  rDev -6.6%

Appearance: Poured a hazy orange with little to no head at all.

Smell: The aroma was roasted peppers. And more peppers.

Taste: Really wasn't much flavor. Your lips are immediately hit with fire. Then your throat catches on fire. DEEP BURN!

Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side. Carbonation was low.

Overall: For a novelty beer it did what it promised. Burned. I can't really knock it because it didn't really promise anything other than that. My expectations were met. I personally didn't enjoy it but for the novelty aspect it was great! For the beer flavor aspect? Not so much.

Beerbuddha, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Kirby
4/5  rDev +32%

Kirby, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of dbossman
3.6/5  rDev +18.8%

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 NotJesus
1/5  rDev -67%

NotJesus, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
1.5/5  rDev -50.5%

fiedler84, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

coreyfmcdonald, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Fitzmke
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Fitzmke, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Agold
3.68/5  rDev +21.5%

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.

Agold, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of WillCarrera
4.08/5  rDev +34.7%

A- Pours a hazy orange color, produces no head and no lacing.

S- Fuck, it smells just like liquid fire, chilies and more chilies.

T- Massive burst of heat, it actually tastes pretty nice once the heat subsides, has a taco sauce and freshly cut, juicy pepper flavor. There isn't much going on becide chilis, but it's pretty awesome.

M- medium bodied, I can't really tell, the heat sort of obscures the feel, it just feels really hot, has a lingering chili heat.

O- It's pretty much exactly what it says it is, an insanely hot beer, the chilies are actually really tasty though, it's more drinkable than I expected, an awesome chili beer.

WillCarrera, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of One2Remeber
4.05/5  rDev +33.7%

A: Hazy, golden ale with a grapefruit pink hue. White fizzy, bubbly thin head quickly runs away.

S: Fresh as a garden. Aroma of green vegetables. Spicy as could be.

T: Very light up front, explodes on the back end with a fire ball of flavor.

M: Feels like drinking atomic hot sauce. A lingering burn different than eating hot food, the cold beer makes it much more manageable.

O: More of a wow factor. Not balanced at all but takes the cake for chile beers. Highly recommended for one time, grab a buddy to share.

One2Remeber, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Jtthegreat
4.5/5  rDev +48.5%

Jtthegreat, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of pschul4
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

pschul4, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of DoctorB2B
2/5  rDev -34%

DoctorB2B, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of russwbeck
3/5  rDev -1%

A: Hazy yellow pour without much head. Looks like it also has a pretty low amount of carbonation.

S: Smells like peppers and heat. Is this a beer or is it hot sauce??

T: Holy Shit. Ghost peppers. All heat. It starts as beer and then just destroys you with heat.

MF: Light, with actually a nice amount of carbonation. The aftertaste is what kills you.

O: Impressive, but damn, how could anyone drink an entire bottle of this?

russwbeck, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of Holland
1/5  rDev -67%

Holland, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of dtx00
5/5  rDev +65%

dtx00, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +32%

thebouch01, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of pgaveau
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

pgaveau, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -1%

Rochefort10nh, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Ghost Face Killah pours a golden yellow orange color with a white head.

The aroma of this beer is intense and is a warning to anyone who is bold enough to drink it. The intense peppers and spice are like a kick in the face and are almost enough to burn the nostrils.

From the first sip this beer burns, and it burns all the way down the throat, and it continues to burn for a few minutes after each taste. It burns so much that you can hardly taste anythings else.

Not sure why anyone would drink this beer unless it is on some sort of a dare. I could not make it through a bottle and would only use it for cooking. The beer is just too spicy to to drink and you can not taste anything in the beer other than fire.

LeeryLeprechaun, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of 1koolspud
4/5  rDev +32%

1koolspud, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of hooliganlife
3.7/5  rDev +22.1%

pours a slightly orangish yellow with a slight haze. some white head that lasted a short bit.

smells like peppers, i mean really. this smells like hot peppers, bell peppers, and heat. can't knock it as it smells like what it is, hot peppers.

somewhere is a faint hint of malt BUT this is all peppers, loads of heat through out. not much else to describe here. its just hot.

burning, tastes like burning. lips, tongue, gums, all numb after a few sips. burning sensation means short small sips.

i dug it, its not meant to be this big flavorful beer, its meant to be hot as shit, and it is.

hooliganlife, Feb 20, 2012
Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.