The One Horned Wonder And His Fanciful Flying Fresno | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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The One Horned Wonder And His Fanciful Flying FresnoThe One Horned Wonder And His Fanciful Flying Fresno
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This may be the craziest idea we've had yet but who better to collaborate with when doing something crazy than world renown cocktail lounge The Aviary? We brewed a double IPA with Citra and Simcoe hops then we added passionfruit puree and rotary evaporated fresno chiles. (Rotary evaporation leaves behind all the capsaicin normally found in chiles. So, the resultant liquid has the essence of a fresno chile and none of the heat.) The finished product is a sensory experience unlike any beer we've ever had. There is a wonderful hop aroma and slight bitterness that plays wonderfully with the tartness of the passionfruit and the distinct characteristics of the chiles. Drink as fresh as possible. Look for The One Horned Wonder on the bottle list at The Aviary as well as paired with a dish on the upcoming menu at Next.

Added by jtg5678 on 01-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4
pDev:
18.5%
 
 
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22 ounce bottle into a snifter, batch #705-706.

Pours a golden color, slightly hazy, with a small head and some soapy cling. Smell brings a blast of passion fruit at the open, chiles- more as it warms, malt, some dank hops. Maybe a hint of smoke. Taste brought out the chiles first, some citrusy hops, malt, passion fruit, still a little of the dank hops. Light bitterness up front, more at the back. Smooth, good feel, solid body.

This was a lot better than I was expecting. The no- heat chiles added a really great flavor. Passion fruit was mostly background after the open, but contributed to a flavorful, well balanced beer. Well worth a purchase.

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Batch # 705-706 tasted from a 1 pint 6 ounce bottle on May 22, 2015.

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