Thai Chili Wahoo
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 15.11%
Ratings:
263
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 21, 2019
Added:
Jan 19, 2012
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  51
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: Our Thai Chili Wahoo is a favorite in our tasting rooms for its complex balance of ingredients. Citrus and spice have long been a part of our trademark Wahoo White. In this edition, we added a dose of Thai Chilis, even more heat from ginger, and a counterpunch of lime. The flavors in this beer need to be experienced first-hand, so grab one and try it for yourself.
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5 by Trixie1963 from Massachusetts on Apr 21, 2019
 
3.5 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts on Jun 07, 2018
 
3.68 by Bluebird218 from Virginia on Feb 10, 2018
 
3.77 by Boone757 from Virginia on Oct 12, 2017
 
4.24 by evanwoertz from California on Oct 07, 2017
 
3.27 by jwmoore from Iowa on May 26, 2017
 
4 by Elicoleman from Colorado on May 25, 2017
 
3.33 by Duff27 from Illinois on May 19, 2017
 
2.44 by Urk1127 from New Jersey on Feb 17, 2017
 
1.71 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Feb 09, 2017
 
4.1 by malfunxion from New York on Jan 25, 2017
 
3.62 by DamienArk from Iowa on Jan 22, 2017
 
2.94 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Jan 09, 2017
 
3.99 by BeerWithMike from Nebraska on Jan 05, 2017
 
2.88 by logicalparadox from New York on Dec 14, 2016
 
3.5 by dertyd from California on Oct 22, 2016
 
3.51 by einman from Minnesota on Oct 21, 2016
 
3.8 by CalebM from Florida on Oct 10, 2016
 
4.51 by Loopin from California on Sep 28, 2016
 
3.5 by GatorCoop from California on Sep 11, 2016
 
3.96 by CPAles from Illinois on Sep 06, 2016
 
3.66 by jkn09 from Texas on Sep 04, 2016
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3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by allengarvin from Texas

A: Orange-tinted amber with not any head at all.
S: Definitely some capsicum going on here, with some lime. Not much beeriness.
T: Well, I like that taste, a nice mix of fruity lime citrus, very prominent chile taste, lots of ginger. Malt is very light, and the beer is light and drinkable as well, a nice change from many brewers that make their chile beers big and substantial.
M: Very spritzy, well-carbonated, light on the tongue.
O: Interesting and different beer. Not something I'd get very often, and I can't imagine it being a very good accompaniment to Thai food, but I enjoyed it.

Sep 04, 2016
 
3.53 by nater919 from New York on Sep 01, 2016
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25
by Prager62 from Colorado

A bomber with date code 16094 12:51 poured in a 13oz. snifter/tulip for the review.

Look- Pours a slightly cloudy yellow urine color with a trace amount of white foam.

Smell- Chili pepper forward with a hint of ginger and lime zest.

Taste- In your face chili peppers, ginger, a slight hint of lime and a weird used ashtray flavor in the finish.

Feel- Hot, hot and more hot.

Overall- I'm a lover of hot spicy foods, but this is ridiculous. In my opinion, peppers in beer work best when it's an accent and not the main ingredient. The flavors listed are all there, but the pepper heat just tramples everything making this a big hot mess for me. Lesson learned!

Aug 20, 2016
 
3.74 by crow from Illinois on Aug 19, 2016
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2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.25
by CHickman from New York

Split a bomber last night and it pours hazy yellow with a small head that faded quickly and left zero lacing. Looks like a urine sample or apple juice after each sip.

Smells and tastes like the bottle listed ingredients: Thai chili, ginger, lime, orange, coriander and other spices. Reviewing this beer based on how the beer was intended then I'll state they hit the mark since it sure is a wit beer with Thai chili and lime. Low ABV for the wit style is completely covered by the spices and heat. Personally it was way over the top and borderline drain pour and the Thai chili and ginger were so strong that it didn't even resemble a beer.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery but the heat and spices were so dominant that the beer to me was barely drinkable. It was like something I drank during rugby initiation, so it goes without saying that the drinkability was as low as possible. I respect what they tried to create but overall I did not like anything about this beer.

Aug 17, 2016
 
4.02 by jkurhajec from Wisconsin on Aug 16, 2016
 
3.67 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on Aug 15, 2016
 
3.66 by rsquared59 from Indiana on Aug 12, 2016
 
4.31 by KarmicSkrambl8 from California on Aug 06, 2016
 
3.24 by Dewsby from Kentucky on Aug 05, 2016
 
3.47 by ZombiesAteMyDog from Indiana on Aug 04, 2016
 
3.33 by Zylod from West Virginia on Aug 04, 2016
 
1 by jeschaefer from Texas on Aug 03, 2016
 
3.39 by swierczt from Connecticut on Aug 01, 2016
 
3.84 by Grackos from Florida on Jul 30, 2016
 
3.55 by AlaskaAg from Florida on Jul 30, 2016
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2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
by BeccaH from Florida

On tap WOB 7/30/16
Chili and ginger flavors are overpowering in this beer. It burns going down.

Jul 30, 2016
 
4.17 by icemanls4 from Switzerland on Jul 27, 2016
Thai Chili Wahoo from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 263 ratings