Thai Chili Wahoo | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Thai Chili WahooThai Chili Wahoo
BA SCORE
3.63/5
260 Ratings
Thai Chili WahooThai Chili Wahoo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by notchucknorris on 01-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,651
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
260
pDev:
15.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
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3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.44/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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1.71/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
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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.

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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prager62
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

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!

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3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.97/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.25

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.

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4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Thai Chili Wahoo from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 260 ratings
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