Wanted: Joaquin Murrieta Chile Pepper Beer - Sequoia Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev +11.6%
Bomber poured into an imperial tulip pint. Hazy dark straw body with a massive fizzy and foamy off-white head. The head quickly settles to a light crown with no lacing.
Aroma is massively peppers. The description says Serrano, Fresno, Habanero, and Jalapeño; one can pick out all of these individually. Any malts, hops, or yeast in the aroma are instantly overpowered, aside from a faint, light, generic graininess.
The haziness suggests some wheat content, but I definitely can neither smell nor taste it. Pale malts and a slight earthiness underneath the peppers, which are still dominant but not as overpowering as in the nose.
Crisp, reasonably carbonated light-medium mouthfeel which helps cut the spice a bit.
I enjoy the peppers/spice in this beer, but it is overpowering enough to completely crush any other flavors. The multiple types of peppers give it a little complexity which is definitely appreciated. It's hot, but not to the point of undrinkabilitiy. Overall, it's a decent chili beer, but it falls just a little short. It's worth a shot if you're a fan of the style or have adventurous tastes, but a lot of beer drinkers would probably be turned off.
06-25-2014 02:00:39 | More by Phocion
5/5 rDev +52.9%
great Chile beer I've tried.
right amount of Chile and hop.
ended up being my favorite beer.
its organic imported wheat non genetically modified.
looking forward to trying it on tap.
smells spicy and makes your mouth water if you like spicy stuff and chasing it down with a nice cold beer.
had my favorite chili mixed with my favorite drink heck yes best combo ever
04-15-2014 17:17:06 | More by av_indica
4.35/5 rDev +33%
Had this while camping in Yosemite for my honeymoon. Bottle to camp mug, pours a light gold, smells like fresh sliced peppers. The thin head dissipates into nice lace around the top. Flavor is straight up chilies, but not overly spicy, in fact, its just perfect for my taste. I have had many pepper beers seeing as how i live so close to BP in San Diego. I have had a Habanero Sculpin that had almost no pepper taste and was disappointing, and had a habanero piper down that i couldn't get down! But this beer has a small amount of heat and full pepper flavor. If you like peppers and spice, grab this beer. If you cant handle even a little heat, be warned.
10-03-2013 23:08:05 | More by Jgrody
3/5 rDev -8.3%
On-tap at the brewpub. Pint glass.
A: Served a dark amber color with a thin white film of a head.
S: Spicy peppery dominate the nose followed by faint notes of pale grainy malt. Peppery are fresh smelling as opposed to roasted.
T: Burning spicy pepper heat over a clean pale lager base. Pale malts poke through near the finish but the aftertaste has a long lingering chili burn.
M: Medium body, fizzy carbonation, clean and drinkable mouthfeel, but definitely a chore to drink.
O: If you like heat in your beverage then this is the beer for you. Not as drinkable or as complex as other chili beers I've had, but a good example of a spicy lager.
08-24-2013 02:42:25 | More by scottfrie
2.9/5 rDev -11.3%
This beer pours a clear light yellow color, with a tiny white head. What little head there is fades slowly, leaving a good lace.
This beer has a grainy aroma. I can detect a dried pepper aroma as well. Not much else.
This beer tastes like pepper. It is actually a bit more spicy than other chili beers I have had. It makes my lips burn just a little. Behind the heat, I taste a slight sweetness. Nothing else. The peppers overpower any other flavors.
This beer warms as it goes down. That would be the pepper. It is spicy to the end. Carbonation is good.
This beer wouldnt make a good session beer. It is too spicy. It took me awhile to finish it.
Overall: This beer was a bit more spicy than other beers I have had of the same style. I didnt like it. Some spice is good, but this one was overpowering in my opinion. I will not drink it again.
01-03-2013 00:12:22 | More by OStrungT
4.1/5 rDev +25.4%
Spiced with Fresno Chiles. HOLY COW! Pours a clear, golden color with a large white head that disappears quickly. Scent is out of this world! Smalls like habanero chile/jalapeno right away! The most chile I've ever gotten out of the aroma in a beer. Some light grain and light malt aroma, but STRAIGHT UP CHILE PEPPER! Taste is the same! I have thought that I have become a custom to chile beers considering the recent fad in the craft scene, but this takes it to a whole other level. VERY SPICY! Not for the faint of heart. Definitely the spiciest beer I've ever had when it comes to heat. A ton of heat from the Fresno chile peppers. I could only imagine what it would be like if they made a Michelada outta this. Mouthfeel is light, but it burns as it goes down the throat because of the chile heat. Drinkability is somewhat high once you get used to the heat. Overall, the best bee that Tioga-Sequoia has ever put out...only because it pushes the limits. I haven't ever been too impressed with my local brewery, but this one knocked my socks off!
05-04-2012 06:57:17 | More by DovaliHops
Wanted: Joaquin Murrieta Chile Pepper Beer from Sequoia Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.