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Fire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Fire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 10-20-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

yankeej13, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

ja09, Sep 07, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +5.3%

wesbourne, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

SDRedDevil, Sep 03, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%

andy1701, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of kevanb
2.37/5  rDev -37%

1 Liter Funky Buddha growler poured into an oversized Funky Buddha snifter. Opened on 8.30.14, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a darker burgundy color, very opaque with lots of sediment floating in the glass. A thick off white head rises, maybe a finger high or so that has great retention and leaves plenty of lace. The aroma is incredibly spicy, plenty of heat with sugary malt with touches of raspberry fruit, but this is so incredibly spicy and hot. The flavors match the nose, huge habañero pepper heat, roasty and vegetal, light raspberry fruit with a touch of tanginess and light sugary malts, but once again, pepper starts on the tongue, washes over the fruit and malts in the mid palate and obliterates the finish with lingering peppery heat. The mouthfeel is really nice, coating, smooth, soft, nice carbonation that finishes lightly dry.


Verdict: Just way too spicy for my liking. There was a bit of balancing qualities with the berries and malts, but on the whole, this was just way too over the top, as is usual with habañeros, beer or otherwise. It was a novel experiment and a quirky beer, fun to try but nothing I'd seek out again, nor would I recommend this.

kevanb, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

On draft, pours a cloudy light brown with dark red hues. Not much carbonation, very still.

The smell is sweet at first, raspberries, corn syrup, but then out of nowhere the chilies come out, giving you the full spice. It reminds me of what sweet & sour chicken smells like.

The flavor is more mellow than the smell leads you to believe. Fruity, with faint pepper and chilies. It isn't super hot and doesn't burn your throat, a little fruity finish. Overall, I wanted to hate it, but it isn't a terrible chilies beer.

nmann08, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

tommyguz, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

papajohn56, Aug 24, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev 0%

dexterk1, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Dave_Treat, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

JohnParadee, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jtladner, Aug 21, 2014
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jayluf, Aug 21, 2014
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Circleo12, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

joemochas, Aug 19, 2014
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jbriggs7, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

mattmarka1, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

djtomain, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

millerbuffoon, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

chris1919, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

uturn, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Bwagner1122, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jcb7472, May 05, 2014
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Fire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale from Funky Buddha Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.