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Chili Pepper Ale - Six Rivers Brewery

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Chili Pepper AleChili Pepper Ale

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 26.35%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Six Rivers Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rkuhnel on 09-28-2007

"Chile Pepper Ale - Alcohol content 6.0%
HOT! Spicy ale made with assorted chilies blended with our wheat ale."
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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 31
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2.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Yellow with a nice pepper smell. Taste is very jalapeno-chili with little beer flavor. Heat does not linger very long. It is hot, not as hot as Stone Crime or punishment though. overall an OK hot beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.11/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes, drank on 9/17/12.

Cloudy yellow, slightly orangey brownish tinge, smells like spicy olive juice. Taste is VERY peppery! spicy hot! Not an understatement, cant believe how hot this stuff is. Starts in the beginning of the mouth and works your way to the back of the throat. good for a hot beer but nothing you'd drink on a regular basis, makes a GREAT chili base!!

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.8/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Man up or go home. This is exactly as advertised. Looks like a nice guy semi cloudy wheat, smells like a pleasant Chili Pepper before you bite it. Taste, be ready, it's not a fake beer. Love it. Not a daily drinker like Rogue chipotle ale. It is honest, real, spicy fun. Enjoy once every month or so.

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3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle.

A: Pale, light head, very clear.

S: Smells like habanero. Very strong pepper flavor. Dangerous.

T: REALLY spicy. Like maybe too much so. This is overwhelmingly full of capsaicin. Can't even taste anything else, save maybe a slight citric acidity.

O: It's just too much. Not bad, but NOT recommended.

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3.36/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

murky straw color; no head to speak of. a pool of micro bubbles is floating on the surface- a hallmark of a crummy beer. or a novelty...
very nice chile aroma. i'm not much impressed with novelty beers most of the time but ioccasionally come to appreciate them.
taste is okay. a little bit of heat. a little bit of organic taste and a some chili flavor.
mouthfeel is thin.
i have really enjoyed a chili beer after a session of trying 'serious' beers. i dont know if it's because this one uses wheat in it, but i much more prefer the Cave Creek version over this one. this leaves a 'chemical-ly' aftertaste in my mouth. maybe because i'm making this my first (and probably only) beer of the evening it seems a little off compared to the Cave Creek version.
the heat hasnt been intolerable for me, but maybe that's because there is no regulating a pepper. some are hot and some are not. i guess i just got a 'cool' one.

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3.75/5  rDev +19%

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Chili Pepper Ale from Six Rivers Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.