Ghost Face Killah | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
twistedpinebrewery.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with 6 chiles including Anaheim, Fresno, jalapeño, serrano, habenero, and ghost chile.

Added by Todd on 01-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
584
Reviews:
182
Avg:
3.09
pDev:
29.13%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
85
For Trade:
5
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Photo of tclapper
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Brewsed
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Cramerican
2.59/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Arbitrator
3.04/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Chilled bottle into a glass. Opened by alfrantzell, sent by ShogoKawada. Thanks dudes.

A: Pours a clear straw body.

S: Very spicy nose. I am not a chili connoisseur, so I can't pick out which varieties I'm smelling. But it's spicy.

T: To borrow a largadism, this is the chiliest beer I've ever had that wasn't an alfrantzell production. It's incredibly spicy, delivering waves and waves of heat and burn, but in a pleasant way (I like spice). The drawback is that it has no malt, no hop, nothing beer-like. It's firewater.

M: One-dimensional in flavor, but the mouthfeel is pleasant; it leaves a nice, coating burn that promises the Ring of Fire the next day. Good stuff.

O: A very good gimmick beverage. This really doesn't taste like beer, though. I'm glad I tried it, but i wouldn't have it again or recommend it to others unless they're interested in the gimmick itself.

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Photo of IpeeA
2/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of zeledonia
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of SpdKilz
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of jegross2
2/5  rDev -35.3%

Reviewing the Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company out of Boulder, Colorado

Score: 40

Unknown vintage bottle served in a 7venth Sun snifter and enjoyed on 08/24/14. Thank you Robbie Moy for the bottle...

Appearance: Pours an opaque, light orange color with a finger of cream-colored head that almost instantaneously settles entirely. No lacing or retention. 3/5

Smell: Fresh jalapenos, chili peppers, salsa, cilantro and a little tropical fruit. It's a bit vegetal, but not bad. The nose gives off the distinct impression that it is going to be pretty spicy. 3/5

Taste: There is not much flavor; just pepper heat. Vegetal chili peppers with a hint of cilantro hit initially, followed by a big spiciness on the front of the tongue that moves up the sides of the tongue before receding back and lingering on the front and top of the tongue. The center of the tongue has a lingering chili pepper flavor. This brew is one note, quite spicy and general unpleasant to drink. I'm sure it has its niche, and heat fiends probably do not find it unpalatable. However, 4 oz was my limit. 1.5/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, fizzy carbonation that really accentuates the heat. Spicy with a little bit of tropical fruit-like sweetness. The spiciness is long lasting. If big, lasting chili spiciness is what you want in a beer, this is your ale. 3/5

Overall: A hot, vegetal novelty that got tiresome and unpleasant before I could get halfway down the glass. If you are the kind of person that enjoys dumping a full bottle of Dave's insanity sauce on your food, I recommend you give this brew a whirl. I think I can confidently say that all others can life a happy and fulfilled life without ever having consumed this.

Cost: $3.99 for a 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
2.75/5  rDev -11%

Photo of bigfnjoe
1.95/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint

A- pours a straw yellow with a two finger white head that quickly fades away. Bubbles everywhere throughout the beer

S- well...it's a chile beer alright. Very smoky, spicy aroma

T- my mouth is on fire. Literally, on fire. I cannot feel anything at all. Holy crap.

M- light bodied

O- no. No. No. God no.

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Photo of brandon911
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mtbdonn
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a slightly orangish yellow with a slight haze. some white head that lasted a short bit.

smells like peppers, i mean really. this smells like hot peppers, bell peppers, and heat. can't knock it as it smells like what it is, hot peppers.

somewhere is a faint hint of malt BUT this is all peppers, loads of heat through out. not much else to describe here. its just hot.

burning, tastes like burning. lips, tongue, gums, all numb after a few sips. burning sensation means short small sips.

i dug it, its not meant to be this big flavorful beer, its meant to be hot as shit, and it is.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.41/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for this beer... I think

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark gold color - started with a minimal white head, faded nearly instantly - some mild carbonation, but it does look pretty flat - I'm having some flashbacks to Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer

Smell: A bit scary at first, but actually not awful - tons of chiles everywhere - to start, it's like sticking your nose into a jar of red pepper flakes - vegetal, but not disgustingly so, more dry than salsa-like - just smells like chilis, no malts to be found, really doesn't smell like beer

Taste: Sweet mother of Satan - this is hot - as in, I took one sip and I am hiccuping uncontrollably - But I must admit, it doesn't taste awful - it actually tastes like a good hot sauce - not a face-melting heat, but it is very hot - some spicy hot sauce flavor at the tip of the tongue, along with some decent lager flavors - like, pale malts, unexpectedly sweet - but seconds later, the heat brutally dropkicks you in the throat - I am sweating, hiccuping, and my nose is running - tastes like burning, not like beer

Mouthfeel: Medium body, adequate carbonation, but the whole throat-punching part doesn't win it any bonus points

Overall: Dear butthole, it's been nice knowing you

It's hard for me to even comment on this beer. It's tasty. I would love to use this at a hot sauce. And by that, I mean I would love to sprinkle A FEW DROPS on some meals. This is liquid sadomasochism. It's good for what it is, but I will have nightmares.

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jaasen64
2.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12pz bottle poured into Gandhi Bot tulip. Thanks Josh (thebigredone) for this unique extra.

A- Pours a slightly hazy translucent golden with about a finger of white head that recedes fairly fast, decent carbonation with nice consistency.

S- Harsh peppers, pepper seeds, Tabasco sauce, grass. Definitely not the most pleasant smelling beer but what do you expect from having so many different peppers in this.

T- Starts off with some light orangey sweetness with a little bit of corn starch and earthy peppers that provide some heat. Finishes with a dry pepper taste bringing out a much more intense heat that lingers for a long time. The pepper heat on the finish basically kills any other flavors there might be. Far from the hottest thing I've tried, but easily the hottest beer I've had.

M- Extremely dry which brings out the pepper heat more, decent carbonation, medium bodied.

O- This is definitely a novelty beer and not exactly a beer that is meant to be "enjoyed", they designed this beers or sole purpose to be as hot as possible. This is one of the beers we did at a big chili beer tasting and it was definitely the hottest one there although others had "ghost" and "scorpion" peppers. This isn't something you want a full glass of, they probably should have bottled it in 4-6oz nip bottles as those would have been more then plenty. An interesting beer to try especially if you are into hot stuff, but not something I'd be itching to try again.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.54/5  rDev +46.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Dull rusty cantaloupe color. The head disappears in nano-seconds.
No lacing.

Aroma: Peppers. Hot peppers.

Taste: Hell in a glass. My throat burns. And it tastes like every pepper. Every pepper.

Mouthfeel: Can't really tell as seeing how there's a fucking fire in my mouth.

Overall: The hottest pepper beer ever, and the best.

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Photo of RavenForBeer
1.25/5  rDev -59.5%

Way too hot!

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled this evening on 5/22/14 but that this one back in late 2012 once before. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

This 'Chile' Beer' style contains 6 different peppers including Anaheim, Fresno, Jalapeño, Serrano, Habenero, and Ghost chiles! Pours a coppery amber in color with no head to speak of with no lacing really to speak of as well. A bit heavy on the carbonation. Aroma is of various hot peppers with some sweet malt. The taste is would be excepted, spicy with heat that makes you want to drink it fast. A tad on the vinegary side. It was different of course and made the top of my head sweat some. LOL! If hot pepper is your style of beer, then here you go!

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Photo of GrindFatherBob
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of gopens44
2/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of crossovert
3.32/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz twist off.

It pours a slightly hazy gold with a fizzy white head that recedes with no lacing.

The smell is nice, I guess quintessential for a CHILE BEER. Nice fresh pepper aromas. Lots of Jalepeno and Anaheim with spicy hints of habrenero. It even has a dried characteristic, not sure how many of the peppers in here were fresh or dried. It doesn't really make you sneeze or anything. Not much hops or malt in the smell.

The flavor is mildly malty but mostly dominated by peppery heat. It isn't mindblowingly hot but pretty blunt, mainly just hot. There is some pepper flavor but it isn't savory nor sweet, just vegetal. I think maybe adding some smoked malts and salt or a good bit of malt it might have more character. But it does highlight the heat aspect.

The mouthfeel is medium carbonated with a spicy aftertaste.

Overall not bad with a great smell but the flavor could be better.

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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
2.59/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I poured this into my Sam Adams perfect pint. It has a nice orange/amber coloring. The head sizzled as it dissipated, leaving no lacing. You heard that right: SIZZLED! And, yes, that was pretty damn cool.

It smells like fresh hot peppers: habanero and so on. Read the label, and you'll see just how much heat these nutbags put into this beer.

Taste follows the smell. It's all hot peppers, like you bit into them fresh at the marketplace.

Mouthfeel is the worst. My lips and tongue and throat are a burning hellfire. What were these nutbags thinking?! Was this beer meant as a Man Vs. Food challenge? "Hey, Adam Richman, drink this in less than 30 minutes."

I poured this out after several sips. It is somewhat tasty, but it's impossible to enjoy due to the immense heat. Good luck, if you dare attempt to drink it.

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Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
3.09 out of 5 based on 584 ratings.
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