Twisted X Brewing Company

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Twisted X Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Chile Beer
3.46 | pDev: 15.61%
Apr 02, 2020
Aug 25, 2011
Notes: None
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Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 02, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Apr 03, 2017
Rated: 4 by batt6343 from Texas

Jul 21, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by DbbC from Illinois

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by Junichi from Texas

Feb 16, 2016
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Twisted X Brewing CO. "Fuego"
on tap at the brewery 6 November 2015
listed as 6.5% ABV with 21 IBUs

Notes: Clear gold body beneath a short head of white. Limited head retention and lacing. Golden malt and some pepper appear in the aroma, followed by a clear note of pepper in the flavor. It's not really hot but you do feel it. As such it will build on the palate and cut down on its drinkability, but given that it's a pepper beer I think we can throw multiple servings as a benchmark of "drinkability" out the window and simply go with "How much did you like the first one?". One of the better commercially available pepper beers I've had. Worth trying. Nicely done.
Feb 03, 2016
Rated: 3.04 by MichialTanner1 from Texas

Jan 10, 2016
Rated: 3.02 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Oct 20, 2015
Rated: 3.38 by Magery from Kentucky

Oct 06, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by 5EKF from Illinois

Aug 31, 2015
Rated: 3 by gilgar from Texas

Aug 21, 2015
Rated: 3.44 by Jentex from Texas

Jul 27, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Westyn from Texas

Jun 30, 2015
Rated: 3.49 by beeragent from Texas

Jun 28, 2015
Rated: 3.51 by Lovely85 from Florida

May 23, 2015
Rated: 3.45 by nickfl from Florida

May 23, 2015
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Reviewed by KDHicks1958 from Texas

4.02/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I first had this on tap at the brewery, and later in 12-oz bottles.

Pours a nice, clear yellow. Pils/lager looking beer.

Aroma is fairly standard lager, malty with light hops. No jalapeño evident in the nose to me.

The taste is interesting. On tap, it starts as a fairly standard lager, but then a nice jalapeño flavor comes in at the end. On tap, it doesn't have a lot of the burn, but a nice amount of the pepper flavor. In the bottle, the burn is a bit more evident. However, it's not overpowering at all, just a light burn in the back of the throat as you swallow it.

Overall, this is more a beer I would drink with a meal, rather than a straight drinking beer. I think it really complements barbecue, and Mexican food.
May 20, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by Matt141 from Texas

May 07, 2015
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Rated by Agriverbear from Texas

1.44/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75
Taste is horrible the whole twisted X brand is subpar
Apr 24, 2015
Rated: 3.4 by Lukebell15 from Texas

Apr 21, 2015
Rated: 2.9 by corybills from Texas

Apr 21, 2015
Rated: 3.37 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by Rootscipio from Texas

Mar 13, 2015
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Rated by bundy462 from Texas

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Lager with a jalepeno burn.
Mar 07, 2015
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Rated by Jacobus79 from Texas

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Nice change of pace. Subtle jalapeño after taste makes for a spicy reprieve from your usual beer.
Mar 01, 2015
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Rated by neilp55 from Texas

3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Medium body, quite spicy mouth feel but not over powering. Pretty amber, with notes of honey and citrus. Refreshing.
Feb 28, 2015
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Rated by TalkinPlant

2.84/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Looks good, but no real smell. Flavor is mostly spice, but it delivers what it promises.
Feb 02, 2015
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Rated by Danielahouston from Texas

2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A little too smokey flavored, not much jalapeño flavor.
Jan 02, 2015
Rated: 3.47 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 31, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by cdhoward318 from Texas

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.68 by chillmunity from Texas

Nov 23, 2014
Rated: 3.44 by TKBrewing from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2014
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Well this is a chile beer, that's for certain. However, grouping this beer with a beer like Rogue Chipotle doesn't really lend itself well to a proper comparison. The beers do both contain chiles, but the chilies are not the same variety (a small, fairly irrelevant point). What is more important, and at the heart of the problem with chile beer evaluations, is that the base beers on which chile beers are based can be wildly different. I've had chile beers based on porters, stouts, lagers, blonde ales, reds, etc etc I hope my point is clear.

This lends itself to the classic beer rating problem of "if it's not an over-hopped abomination of a double IPA, an imperial stout, or a rare whale of a sour or wild ale, it gets low ratings." This is a huge problem, and is the reason why beer ratings are generally not worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin' it on. Despite the obviousness of this fact, I will continue to rate beers, if for no other reason than to selfishly document my own tastings, or to nobly attempt to dilute the bias in beer ratings via my own noble, unbiased observations on beer. [warning: previous paragraph may contain self-serving BS]

Now onto the beer. This may be my first encounter with what appears to be yet another delicious Texas brewery. This encounter certainly lends itself to another in the near future. I even took a chance and went straight for the beer which I felt actually had the highest potential for dislike amongst the three varieties I had to choose from. However, the horrible memories of cave creek chili beer haven't actually panned out in any other chili beer that I have tried since. Thus, I forced myself to resort to the logic of "well nobody would make a chili beer so ridiculously hot that it was undrinkable" again. Possibly faulty logic, but it's worked so far.

This is more of a lagery/blonde ale of a beer style, with jalapenos added (at least from the label, looks like japs to me). As a lager or blonde ale, it's quite good, containing all the sorts of things you'd want from those styles: drinkability, smooth taste, no over-the-top flavors, something that's thirst quenching and you can drink more than one of.

The ABV is slightly high for what I just said, but it's not really a flaw, just a bit higher than I'd want for a typical blonde or lager.

Then the peppers, making this a chile beer. They're real nice. They offer a little heat, a little flavor, a little nose, basically in just the way I like my jalapenos... a little at a time.

I think they did a fine job on this one. Next time I'll try another variety from Twisted X
Nov 08, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by cfrobrew from Texas

Oct 21, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Getalegup from Texas

Sep 29, 2014
Rated: 3.6 by Brising from Texas

Sep 12, 2014
Rated: 3 by Big_Dave from Texas

Aug 22, 2014
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Reviewed by Gagnonsux from Texas

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
Not much heat or flavor from the jalapenos and the base pilsener is mediocre too. Taste is too sweet for a pilsner and a bit doughy, with a little heat and flavor from the jalapenos in the finish. Head retention is good, but the carbonation is too low for the style. I really wanted to like this, but like most times I found myself underwhelmed and disapointed by a chili beer.
Aug 21, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by zbooks from Texas

Aug 19, 2014
Fuego from Twisted X Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 74 ratings