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Ghost Face Killah | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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2.98/5
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585 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#44,195
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
585
pDev:
30.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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106
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 585 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.12/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with angrybabboon. Thanks to injuredreserve for the bottle.

Appearance: Slightly hazed dark gold. No head to speak of. It just sits there all nonchalant and menacing. Slight haze. No visible carbonation.

Smell: Loads of vegetal peppers. Biting spiciness pulls through, curling the nose hairs. Light smokiness that reminds me of chipotles...for obvious reasons. Very mellow in terms of malts. It's all heat and peppers. Aggressive but not overpowering. Nice depth of peppers running from smoky to straight spicy and back down to fresh non-spicy peppers.

Taste: Hey, it's spicy. Building heat climaxes in something that I can only describe as tasting like burning. Loads of real pepper flavor. Crazy depth of vegetal flavors. Mildly smoky with a lingering punch. Malts are almost non-existent and wouldn't help if they were. It's unrelenting spiciness that builds with each sip. Love that ghost chili flavor.

Mouthfeel: I can't feel a thing, but my mouth is numb. Burnt lips. Body is light with a moderate carbonation. Drinks smooth and hot.

Overall: Hiccups I can feel the molten gold pour down my insides. It's coating my organs, turning me in to some sort of magma beast. I will be reborn of the inferno. Infused with the righteous fires of determination. I perservere and dominate. I am the molten god.

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Photo of sliverX
4.1/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

In line darkness eve nice color decent retention
Smell is straight pepper heat and all.
Taste is actually drinkable if you like to melt face
Mouthfeel thin but any way you don't gulp this
Overall Prolly the best chili beer.
Thanks goes to who ever killed the bottle in my glass.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.06/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer doesn't get the respect it deserves. It's a great chile beer and delivers in exactly what it claims to.

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Photo of One2Remeber
4.06/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy, golden ale with a grapefruit pink hue. White fizzy, bubbly thin head quickly runs away.

S: Fresh as a garden. Aroma of green vegetables. Spicy as could be.

T: Very light up front, explodes on the back end with a fire ball of flavor.

M: Feels like drinking atomic hot sauce. A lingering burn different than eating hot food, the cold beer makes it much more manageable.

O: More of a wow factor. Not balanced at all but takes the cake for chile beers. Highly recommended for one time, grab a buddy to share.

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Photo of sjdevel
4.05/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Cloudy pale orange-ish/brown. 1 finger head upon pour, but died out very quickly. Poor head retention for sure. Not much of a foam ring left behind and no real lacing.
Smell: Smells spicy. Roasted peppers and an funky fruity earthiness. A bit of a dirty scent.
Taste: Powerful blast of flavor. You get smoked/roasted peppers and malts. Sweet caramel. A touch of bitterness. Then the heat really cranks up. Flavors go away for a bit because of the heat level, but once it fades, you start to get a drier malty beer with some charred wood flavor.
Feel: Pretty thin. Lack of bubbles makes it uninteresting in the mouth. Still a medium bodied brew.
Overall: I really like crazy hot peppers and food. If you are used to mild salsa and the hot kind it too much for you, do not grab one of these beers. I get a nice burn from this beer - it's plenty hot. There are nice sweet flavors to offset some of the heat. It may be out of balance, but I do like this one for an occasional novelty. I had a few of them over the past 2 years - and try to keep 1 or 2 on hand. You never know when its a good time to break one of these out... maybe to challenge a few friends.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.04/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy orange color, produces no head and no lacing.

S- Fuck, it smells just like liquid fire, chilies and more chilies.

T- Massive burst of heat, it actually tastes pretty nice once the heat subsides, has a taco sauce and freshly cut, juicy pepper flavor. There isn't much going on becide chilis, but it's pretty awesome.

M- medium bodied, I can't really tell, the heat sort of obscures the feel, it just feels really hot, has a lingering chili heat.

O- It's pretty much exactly what it says it is, an insanely hot beer, the chilies are actually really tasty though, it's more drinkable than I expected, an awesome chili beer.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.02/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is not an everyday beer, but you feel like a nice kick in the face this fits the bill.

I understand the poor ratings, but if you don't like it HOT then what the hell are you doing?

Yes, this is hot. Very hot... And I put ghost pepper hot sauce on everything.

Frog in my throat is weird though :)

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Photo of JCDenver
4.01/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, clear, gold/yellow with almost zero head.

Smell is of fresh chilies, and honestly, it is the best thing about this beer. I'd compare it to what you get from walking through a summer garden in bloom, or the aroma that permeates the air when you are making fresh salsa. Really nice.

Fresh chilis carry through to the palate, with a nice, slow, intense burn coming through on the end. Extremely long finish. It's intense, and it is as hot as advertised, but I like it. And yes, I am sweating. This beer is hot. It is pretty much one note, but it is a good one note. If they set out to make an extremely spicy beer that is still pretty drinkable, they succeeded.

Medium bodied, pretty clean and crisp.

Overall, I very much enjoyed it. It goes without saying that I won't be drinking a half dozen of these on a hot day, but as far as the style goes, I think they nailed it.

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of DMusacchia
4/5  rDev +34.2%

Great flavor; very peppery, but smooth. If you're not a fan of spice, don't bother.

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Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.98 out of 5 with 585 ratings
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