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Chili Pepper Ale - Six Rivers Brewery

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74
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 27.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
"Chile Pepper Ale - Alcohol content 6.0%
HOT! Spicy ale made with assorted chilies blended with our wheat ale."

(Beer added by: rkuhnel on 09-28-2007)
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Reviews by OleJohnnieAle:
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Cloudy orange haze minal head

S: WOW.. my nose is on fire! I love spicy stuff and definatly red pepper overwhelming.

T: and the taste follows the scent. CHILI PEPPER! WOW spicy hot and not tasting much else!

M: Medium to light body and low carbonation

O: WOW... HOT SAUCE IN A BEER! I love hot stuff and I love beer but I DO NOT love this. Not my type of beer. Beer is usually refreshing and something I love to drink after I eat spicy food... no relief here.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 00:40:15 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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California

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

05-25-2014 00:29:19 | More by MynamesRickJames
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +33.8%
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!!

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 01:47:37 | More by Beerlover
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California

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

02-03-2014 20:39:36 | More by GraduatedCashew
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.5%

10-21-2013 19:56:12 | More by acurtis
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

09-25-2013 03:25:10 | More by 111213forlife
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California

4.83/5  rDev +53.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 21:24:50 | More by JustShutUpStupid
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California

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

06-14-2013 18:10:37 | More by imperialking
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AgentMunky

California

3.19/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 02:17:17 | More by AgentMunky
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

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California

3.36/5  rDev +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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04-28-2013 04:44:21 | More by pkalix
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2neardead

California

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt and chile pepper aromas. Taste is much the same with a slightly sour chile flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of chile heat in the back of the throat after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a pretty nice chile flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 01:59:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured a finger of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body. Low retention on the head.
The aroma is first a little grain and then a lot of habanero/jalapeno pepper.
The taste is HOT pepper all over the place. Drinking this 22 oz bottle will be challenging.
Crisp texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
No doubt it's a chili pepper beer; as advertised. It is warm.

Edit: I couldn't finish the bomber. The heat was too much.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 03:28:10 | More by Fatehunter
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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California

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

08-05-2012 03:34:13 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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Chili Pepper Ale from Six Rivers Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.