Ghost Face Killah | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

Ghost Face KillahGhost Face Killah
BA SCORE
21.4%
Liked This Beer
2.98 w/ 585 ratings
Ghost Face KillahGhost Face Killah
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
Ranking:
#43,354
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
585
Liked:
125
Avg:
2.98/5
pDev:
30.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
86
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 585 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of djre4orm
4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

Photo of stumac
3.28/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drinking this at the brewery! This brew pours up a clear golden color. Small white head. Aroma is straight ghost pepper, which is an empty spice spice spice smell. You can feel the tingle on your nose. Now for the taste. Pale malts with a nice hop balance. Then BAM!! Spice takes over your mouth! I think this might be the same recipe as Billy's Chilies but they just add the ghost pepper. Smooth carbo, light bodied. If you can take the heat, it's a good brew

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Photo of Dope
3.52/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy piss orange. Small fizzy tan head that fades away instantly. No lacing, no head retention.

S: Lots of vegetal pepper. Lots and lots of it. Not much heat in the nose but you kinda get a sense that it means business. Maybe it's in my head.

T: Vegetal peppers up front with a surprisingly nice sweet grainy malt. Like sweetbread and crackers. Tiny bit of heat up front but it grows...and grows....and grow. Smoky, smouldering, intensifying heat builds to a peak after about 10 seconds and then slowly fades. The smoky buildup is definitely classic ghost pepper. Start sweating almost immediately, lips burning, heart rate increasing. Very nice heat, the best I've had in any beer ever.

M: Medium bodied, "smooth"

O: The first truly hot chile beer I've ever had. It's not unbearable but I doubt I could drink much more than the 12 ounces by myself. Palate gets fatigued and the lips just don't like the burning for so long. Still, nice simple beer with an impressive amount of chile pepper flavor and especially heat.

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Photo of gargamel01
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.11/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip glass. No head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The smell was of fire roasted chili peppers.
Well, it's a chili beer... so it's HOT through and through. In fact that's the only flavor to come through: the pepper heat.
It has a crisp texture with low carbonation.
It bordered on painful to drink but I could still finish the 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of RandyPuckett
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of oline73
2/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of KevinGordon
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of wtkphoto
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Andonato
4.5/5  rDev +51%

Photo of johntfox
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of montrealbcr89
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of animal69
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of SpdKilz
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of tgeorgf
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.08/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Pale amber body with virtually no head to speak of. Leaves a few clear bubbles on top.

S- Smokey hot sauce. Smells like straight chipotle peppers.

T- Hot, smokey and hot. Really not much else can get by the heat.

M- Very bubbly with a thin mouthfeel. Obviously leaves quite the burn on the tongue.

O- Would not try again, but worth a try if you love hot foods. If you do not like hot foods, keep away.

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Photo of tommyguz
1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of thebigredone
2.14/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

So, interesting brew.

Appearance looks like your standard pilsner style lager, decent head, looks appetizing.

I love hot sauce and hot peppers, but the smell is awful on this beer. Starting with a nose of rancid peppers/hot sauce, the smell creeps into your throat and starts to burn. Hard to take a drink after such a terrible smell.

Taste is not much better. The heat is completely tolerable in this beer, so that is not the issue for me. Rather, the rotten pepper/hot sauce taste from the nose translates directly to the taste. Very unappealing. Maybe it would be better if I were eating some strong chili with this beer.

Overall, this is a gimmick beer, and it tastes like it. The only part of the beer I liked was the heat, maybe you could cook with this to kick up the spice in some chili. Unfortunate that the taste was so bad, I love almost anything that can bring the heat, and this beer can. If the taste were better I would seek this out regularly.

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.06/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by Rhino.

I'm scared. The beer smells like it's about to whoop my ass. Hot red peppers, campfire smoke, blazing chili. Ok here goes...

Hot damn! Massive palate assaulting heat intensity. I'm a medium heat guy when it comes to chili, wings, Thai food, etc. This is pretty high intensity to me. An assortment of hot peppers on a medium bodied ale. Moderate carbonation. Lingering burn.

This was pretty fun. For what it is, this is done pretty well.I definitely recommend splitting the bottle several ways.

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of TechTriumph
3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Beer rating: 21.4% out of 100 with 585 ratings
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