The One Horned Wonder And His Fanciful Flying Fresno - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by koutkid41:
4.24/5 rDev +11.9%
A: Orange and copper in color. Light head, and fairly hazy.
S: The Chile's hit you right in the nose at the start, you can smell the heat. There's some sweetness in there but can't really pick anything out. A nice change of pace, nothing I have smelled in a beer yet.
T: At the first taste you get that huge nice sweetness from the passion fruit, then fades into the nice taste of the chili without any detection of heat. Pleasantly surprised after smelling it. Love it.
M: Light, and sweet. Really easy to drink beer.
O: I was worried with the smell that it would have a bite of heat but ended up being really nice and fruity with the flavor of the pepper. I'm a big fan of heat and all and quite sensitive of heat but love the flavor of peppers, which I got in this beer. Love this beer.
03-20-2014 03:33:18 | More by koutkid41
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4.66/5 rDev +23%
An incredible beer for several reasons.
Appearance: a beautiful orange hazy beer. Somehow combines the best parts of pale ale and almost a wheat beer type cloud. With a little shake of the wrist you can get an amazing head on this beer (fades quickly). Pour aggressively and let it settle to get a better head. The bottle also has amazing artwork which is standard with Pipeworks brews.
Smell: Probably the most amazing thing is how the peppers and the passion fruit come together to create the aroma of an amazing cocktail.
Taste: Hops hit your right off the bat with the fresno chile's coming right after and lingering. Passion fruit slowly builds into the taste while not overpowering the hops or the chile. Has an almost sweet taste like a wheat beer. Chile's linger on the palate but only the taste, no spicyness at all.
Mouthfeel: If only all beer could be so amazingly flavorful and yet somehow almost like velvet in the mouth. Drinks like a yeasty beer but without the viscosity of a stout. More substantial than any ale I've ever had. Has a nice body which allows you to work it over all parts of the mouth and tongue which helps unlock the flavors.
Overall: Really an impressive beer, the kind of thing where I would go back to the store and by 10 bottles so I can just have a store of it because who knows when they'll brew it again. If you like wheat beers, chile's, and fruit, this is the beer you have been waiting for. Although Pipeworks is known for powerful pale ales and stouts, I'm a wheat beer fan and this is as good as anything else they've done including the amazing Pineapple Bling and Peppercorn Saison. Way more flavorful than the saizon and way more body and mouthfeel than the pineapple bling.
02-15-2014 04:39:03 | More by carltondevil
3.64/5 rDev -4%
Hazy bit bright orange. It looks syrupy with minimal head. To cut to the chase, it looks more syrupy than it really is.
Green, vegetal Fresno chiles explode in the aroma. The description about the rotary process is interesting because the aroma (and flavor) are absent of any heat, not that Fresno are that hot to begin with. The passion fruit is also very noticeable.
The flavor is distinctly back and forth with vegetal chile and tropical passion fruit. Long, long finish that continues with the duel. The vegetal aspect is a but much for my taste.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lower carbonation, and leaves a dirty feeling tongue.
Strange brew, indeed. I love all the components of this beer individually, like the concept of how they can compliment each other, but felt it was a competition vs. collaboration of the ingredients.
03-01-2014 15:53:53 | More by Vonerichs
4.33/5 rDev +14.2%
22 oz. bottle, with Batch #318 319 printed on the label. Another new beer to me from Pipeworks, this one with an interesting premise - brewed with Fresno chiles and passion fruit. My first chile beer from Pipeworks; not entirely sure what to expect.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours a bright juicy fiery orange colored body with about a finger of sudsy off-white head. Soapy and bubbly, with big scattered sheets of lacing. Looks very nice.
S - It smells like a lot of Pipeworks' regular IPA's and pale ales up front with notes of pine, grapefruit, orange, creaminess / soapiness, hint of bready malt, but the fresh vegetal chiles are more than apparent on the nose. Not hot at all, but you can definitely tell there are chiles in this. Not pulling any distinct "passion fruit" on the aroma, but it is definitely fruity.
T - Ah yes, the passion fruit arrives in full swing on the taste. Fresh, juicy, and citric. Passion fruit, grapefruit, oranges, and vegetal chile pepper presence. Again, no heat is detectable at all. This pairing of passion fruit and chiles seems pretty legit. Delicious.
M - Feel is smooth and creamy, fruity and juicy, medium-bodied with good carbonation.
Overall, this is a pretty damn fine chile beer. One of the best, if not the best of the style I have yet had. The rotary evaporation technique to remove the heat was also probably a nice idea. This puts crap like Stone Crime to shame. Highly recommended.
Pipeworks The One Horned Wonder And His Fanciful Flying Fresno ---4/5.
03-25-2014 03:54:18 | More by mfnmbvp
4.09/5 rDev +7.9%
Appearance: solid orange color. A finger of a white head that fades quickly. Very hazy and opaque. Quite a bit of sediment.
Smell: strong chiles, tropical fruit and some citrus. Not much else to it, but that doesn't mean it's bad.
Taste: opens with a hint of citrus, quickly transitions to a pepper taste but not one I am familiar with (probably Fresno chiles) and ends with a nice kick of tart tropic fruits.
Mouthfeel: a nice balance mixture of bitter, peppers and tart. No heat but not quite refreshing.
Overall: a very good and unique beer. Lots of strong flavors, I wish I got to taste it fresher though. Definitely worth a try for pepper lovers and hop lovers.
05-10-2014 20:54:43 | More by SportsandJorts
4.33/5 rDev +14.2%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Pipeworks Brewing Company branded snifter/short-stemmed tulip
Pours a hazy golden with heavy amber accents capped by a one and half slightly off-white head. Above average retention, some splotchy lacing. Chiles, passionfruit, and mixed citrus on the nose. Passionfruit, papaya, mango, mandarin orange upfront, sweet citrus-tinged malt midpalate. Finishes with chilies with little to no heat complemented by more mixed citrus. Heavier side of medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slick and somewhat silky with hint of creaminess. A very unique and enjoyable beer. I've never had anything like this. The chile pepper essence and signature "zing" is there, but little to no heat. Recommended.
03-29-2014 04:05:27 | More by chanokokoro
The One Horned Wonder And His Fanciful Flying Fresno from Pipeworks Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.