Ghost Face Killah | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Ghost Face KillahGhost Face Killah

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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Ratings: 586 |  Reviews: 183
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of imbibehour
2.4/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from the bottle into a.. does it matter? A globe snifter.

A deep orange and yellow body, opaque, with no sense of anything even alive in here totally lifeless. Head barely forms half a finger of bleach white color, and fizzes out in snap sounding carbonation and dies instantly. No collar, no lacing. The beer looks like Tang in a glass.

The nose does deliver. It's a very nice smoking pepper heat, with very green and garden like smelling. Fresh, no sweetness, no acid or burning sensations. Makes me thirsty and mouthwatering just smelling it. However, there is nothing else going on here.

Palate is what it is. Quite warm chilis, but tolerable if you like that sort of thing but it comes out more as just hot black pepper than the green peppery smokey sensations on the nose. The mouthfeel on this really does not help, it's so watery and lifeless.

I wish this had some body, or even a pinch of sweetness. There is nothing beer tasting about this not even any malt presence to back it up. For novelty or chili heads only, not for beer fans.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.29/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, golden coloring with a ton of carbonation and no head. Aromas of peppers forward and bold. Wowzers. You get a lot of the dark and roasted notes of the Serrano and Anaheim peppers, but also the nose-blistering sheer heat from the ghost face and habanero. It smells hot as shit, but I like that kind of thing, which explains my mouth watering right now. Flavors are kind of mild initially, with a warming and pepper spice on the backbone, but that is immediately followed up with a blast of hot, both in spice and actual temperature. There is a golden-style type flavor somewhere in there, but it gets absolutely pummeled by the cascade of pepper spice and heat. The body is light and smooth, and the aftertaste is...wait for it...peppers. Again, more spice than anything, but the heat remains throughout, as well, only starting to subside in the finish. The finish is fairly quick, and somewhat unremarkable based on the fact that your taste buds are shot at this point. This was a fun one to try.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a great beer to share. Because if you don't, no way in hell with it get finished. I was good for about an ounce, at best. Pure heat and pure torture if you want to drink it all.

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Photo of aasher
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Duff27
3.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much head. Murky dull gold cores body.

Woo! Love the smell!. Make the nostrils flare.

Definite hot! Aftertaste. For sure. Can handle it but yeah! Not much after the pepper heat.

Low carbonation. Medium mouthfeel,

Lovin it. Although beer wise I'd set it back a half step from Great Danes Tri-Pepper Pilsner. Thanks kawilliams81.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.81/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz. Bottle

Pours a nice slightly cloudy golden amber color, very nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing. The nose is hoppy, with some nice malt notes, some pepper/spice notes. The taste is pretty good, hoppy, slight malt note, very spicy/hot for a beer. Medium body, with a slightly dry/bitter/hot finish. Overall, a very tasty/nice brew, surprised the shit out of me how hot/spicy this brew is, might be a little bit hotter than the Stone Crime, but a lot less ABV.

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Photo of liamt07
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Sweffin
2.09/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of sendbeer
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Nichols33
1/5  rDev -66.4%

Photo of MasterSki
2.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I can always count on Mike (AgentZero) to hook it up, and this was no exception. Served in a Bell's tulip.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to a very thing ring of bubbles, with only a few cirrus-esque wisps on the surface of the beer. No lace. The body was a lightly hazed pale orange color.

S - Reminds me of Great Dane Tri-Pepper Pilsner, but with less malt and more spice. Just a ton of chili peppers, ranging from green bell peppers to habaneros. There's a faint touch of malt, but this is pretty much all peppers. Inhaling too much made my eyes water.

T - Tastes like burning. I can't discern any actual flavors beyond the peppery spice that assaults my senses.

M - It burns - not sure if that's zesty carbonation or barbaric chili heat. My lips tingled for quite a while after taking sip. Body is light.

D - 12oz bottle was split 5 ways, an no one was successful in finishing his or her pour. Ended up making a wonderful cuvée when blended with infected Shorts PB & J. I had horrendous reflux for the rest of the night and into the early morning. Avoid unless you are a masochist.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.32/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jumping jezuz, this thing ain't lying!

Pours a clear, slightly light golden color. No head. Looking back, no foam could develop with this much fire.

Aroma is more of an anaheim chili, or pablano pepper, doesn't seem hot..unless you think about it. Yes, I can tell this will be hot. The aroma lies a bit, but underneath it's a burner.

Flavor is chili pepper. Green chili pepper at first. But hey, you won't get more of that, or remember it, because the heat hits. Mostly at the back of the throat, but if you swirl the your mouth will catch fire.!
Although not too hot. The slight smoke and the chili skin flavors really present a nice Catch 22: do I keep drinking it, cuz it's tempting me?

Mouthfeel: well, it's hot. Not filmy or cleansing. Hot

Good beer for those who like spice, or for a good red-beer.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of tobelerone
2.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Finally got to give this one a shot, 12 oz bottle purchased at Pinocchios in Media. I love chiles and hot food in general so what the heck.

Pours a lightly hazed dark apricot gold, with a small fizzy head that dissipates quickly and no lace. There's a very subtle sweetness buried in the aroma but it's pretty much dominated by fiery chiles; smells a lot like Tabasco to be honest. There's actually a lot of complexity to the nose if you allow yourself to dig in and not scorch your nostrils;some tropical fruit notes intermingle with a variety of chile aromas.

Unfortunately the flavor is just way too abusive and overpowering in peppery heat and no other elements can emerge very much; the overall effect is like drinking straight up hot sauce. Don't get me wrong, I love to douse my food in hot sauce but I still don't want to drink it straight from the bottle. The mouth is left with a lengthy lingering burn in the finish.

The body is medium light and the carbonation is moderately high; the mouthfeel is fine, but does it really matter? I could enjoy 2 ounces of this every now and then; finishing an entire bottle on one's own seems unecessarily punitive. A novelty to be sure but not really an enjoyable one.

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was pre-gaming whilst waiting for guests to arrive for what turned out to be an epic rager. My brother dared me to chug this, so I transferred the liquid from bottle to nonic style glass and proceeded to slam this beer, hard. It set my insides ablaze. Loved it.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of Davepoolesque
1.93/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Golden yellow in color. Fairly hazy and cloudy in appearance. Sweet chili pepper skin, corn, sweet malt and nondescript spiciness. Pretty much a palate ruiner. I reserve this beer for making chili now.

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Photo of dar482
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.98 out of 5 with 586 ratings
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