Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Fire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale | Funky Buddha Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Fire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red AleFire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale
BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
118 Ratings
Fire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red AleFire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pull the pin, count to four, and get ready to feel an explosion of sweet raspberry and spicy habanero flavor. No need to worry about collateral damage or capsaicin shrapnel since this red ale has just enough malt body to strike a balance between fruity, sweet, and spicy. Making it the jam to your jelly, baby.

Added by RblWthACoz on 10-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,838
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
118
pDev:
12.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of StonewallSipper
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a surprisingly clear orange in the glass. Very little head to speak of.

Nose implies raspberries and peppers, and a high level of heat.

Far less heat on the palate, leaning toward vegetal vice pure spiciness. Raspberries still present.

Of all the odd Funky Buddha creations, this one was the most surprising. I didn't expect to like it, but I found it was quite good overall, and delivers as promised. The heat is just restrained enough to make it accessible to non-masochists, but present enough to whet your whistle if you're a big fan of heat.

 555 characters

Photo of jhartley
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MLFrank
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xamygo
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of unclekeith
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beachops
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy dark amber mahogany hue with great two finger off white head that fades to leave great lacing and wisps.

S - Aromas of raspberry jam, berry sweetness light pepper vegetative chili notes. Super jammy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, great raspberry jam lovely berry notes. The heat is present, not oppressive but definitely there. Sweet berry and nice heat.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated good carbonation but a bit sweet.

O - Overall this was a rather fun beer. Huge raspberry jam notes with very good light heat notes. Solid.

Serving Type: bottle

 640 characters

Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud

Big creamy head fades at a med pace, rich lacing, hazy ruby orange habanero red color

Nose big sweet raspberry syrup, candy malt, reddish sweety malt, almost all raspberry jam though, just a faint peppery in the back of the nostrils

Taste big raspberry jam and sweet syrupy flavour, then big pepper heat, not super hot but fair pepper heat, a touch of toasty reddish malt.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy, big pepper heat that builds, big foamy carb

Overall mixed, big raspberry jam that gets maybe too syrupy, nice pepper though.

 554 characters

Photo of intransitive
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of descobar
2.35/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

22 oz bottle
Smell: Intense raspberry, vinous with dark fruits. there’s plenty spicy heat. all this overwhelms anything that might be present derived from malt or hops. there’s even some cheesy thing going on that is very unpleasant.
Look: pours amber/brown with a nice full 1/2" tan head with moderate retention. the beer is hazy / opaque. there was zero lacing observed.
Taste: mostly caramelly sweet malts overwhelmed by semi stale raspberry flavor and bold vegetally habanero heat. there is some bitterness but the balance is way off.
Feel: this beer is medium/full beer, with rich oily texture, moderate carbonation and strong astringency bordering on harsh. It finishes sweet with long spicy heat from habanero lingering for a while.
Overall: This beer is all over the place and just undrinkable. Might have worked better as a funky tart fruit ale. But the base beer is not a balanced malty red ale. A failed experiment for experimentation’s sake. - Let it be known that I love raspberries and anything to do with hot peppers...

 1,040 characters

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd34
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marcov300
4.64/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As a big hot peppers fan, this is a very nice beer, it's smooth with a nice taste of raspberry and that lovely habanero kick, I can't get enough of this one, my favorite thing about FB is that you can always get the flavors they promised in their beer.

 252 characters

Photo of DangerDawg
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Fire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 118 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.