Pepperation H | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ZombiesAteMyDog on 01-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by weonfire:
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3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed on tap at the Against the Grain Brewery poured in a 16oz glass mug.

A - Pours a amber resin, full finger of white cream head, large & small bubbles, good lacing, opaque.

S - Carmel, smokey, hickory, pepper, mostly missing

T - Starts with a minor creamy carmel with small smokey taste. finishes with a hickory flavor and the faintest of pepper.

M - mildy creamy, wouldn't say this is frothy, viscosity is low, thin

O - This is a miss on many levels. nose is poor, taste is bland, mouth is ok at best. Yes, i did like the mellow pepper flavor that even tends to linger for minutes but doesn't carry this beer into the 'good' category. This is a don't buy. waste of $4.75.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of JDizzle
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

"Before you Citrass Down, better have some Pepperation H
ABV: 7.20% IBUs: 35.00 O.G.: 16.70°
Cherry wood smoked amber ale, brewed with chile peppers and aged with hickory wood. Another great experiment from your loving friends at Against the Grain Brewery. We start out with a base of pale ale and cherry wood smoked malt giving a nice sweet smokey flavor and aroma. The addition of caramel and Vienna malt lends toasty and caramel flavors while the German Magnum hops balance out the sweetness with a clean bitterness. Then we get a little weird by adding the puree of Guajillo, Morita, Pasilla and Chipolte peppers. This combination provides earthy, dark fruit and smokey chile flavors. Then we take it a step further with the post fermentation addition of Habanero to give bright fruit flavors and a slight heat and hickory wood to give some honey and cocoa like flavors. Very complex and drinkable beer."

A chile, smoked, helles, or amber beer? This is an Interesting brew... German hops and Vienna malt give this brew a complex balance. It's not super spicy, nor overly smokey. I get more of a German influence then I would want, but overall, it's an interesting concoction.

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Pepperation H from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
3.61 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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