Fire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale
Funky Buddha Brewery

Fire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red AleFire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale
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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 14.13%
Ratings:
135
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 30, 2018
Added:
Oct 20, 2013
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  19
SCORE
85
Very Good
Fire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red AleFire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale
Notes: 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.
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3.3 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jul 30, 2018
 
3.42 by Willmagz from Florida on Jul 19, 2018
 
4.03 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Mar 14, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A-The beer pours a nice raspberry vegan smoothie color
A-Aroma has nice hints of raspberry and habanero
T-Incredible taste, the raspberry comes through loud and clear and the habanero just stays in your palate
M-Vegan heaven
O-I was skeptical, but they manage to combine the different ingredients very nicely

Feb 20, 2018
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4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by B0shes from Tennessee

Every time I head home to FL, I load up on the Buddha. I’ve had a few duds, but most are at least fun. This beer was definitely fun.

Poured into a big bowled stemmed glass, had a decent head and looked like a standard fruity ale- slightly orange color.

Smell didn’t offer much despite the big open glass. My friend said he smelled a lot of the habenero however. Regardless- nothing complex.

Mouthfeel was that of a good standard ale, maybe slightly fuller.

Taste was where this simple beer stood out. Two dominant notes, obviously, raspberry and spice. Perfectly balanced however. Clean crisp ale with raspberry followed by moderate spice. No surprises. The heat builds a bit, but is never overwhelming.

This is no complex beer with twelve flavors and a contrasting nose. It is just simple, fun, and great tasting. Awesome job from a favorite brewery.

Feb 08, 2018
 
4.39 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jan 21, 2018
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2.9/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
by Vidblain from Minnesota

I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Funky Buddha, so take this review as you will - full disclosure, etc. etc.

Fire in the Hole was one of several bottles that a friend purchased and muled to Minnesota for me recently. I wasn't specific about which beers I was looking for - just "all the Funky Buddha bottles that you can locate". So, had I known... well, hindsight. I sat on this bottle for a few weeks, sort of dreading it, honestly. - but I love raspberry, so curiosity obviously got the better of me.

And yes, the raspberry in this beer is delicious (plus, it smells fantastic). It's juicy and ripe and fresh. I love that aspect to the beer. But then the heat hits you, and it's not a blended, complementary sort of spice - the habañeros are hostile, on a murderous quest to destroy whatever pleasure you may take from the raspberry. Ultimately, the beer comes off as a desperately hot cough syrup.

Tremendously disappointing. I love spiced stouts - but spiced red/fruit beers just aren't my thing. Bizarre idea, terrible execution.

Jan 07, 2018
 
4.04 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania on Nov 16, 2017
 
3.75 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

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.

Oct 14, 2017
 
3.71 by beerjerk666 from Florida on Sep 16, 2017
 
3.98 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Sep 14, 2017
 
3.72 by bb-magic from Florida on Sep 02, 2017
 
4.5 by MLFrank from Florida on Aug 16, 2017
 
3.4 by xamygo from New York on Jul 27, 2017
 
3.73 by unclekeith from Alaska on Jul 02, 2017
 
3.89 by Beachops from Florida on May 25, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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

May 21, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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.

May 21, 2017
 
4.45 by intransitive from Massachusetts on Apr 19, 2017
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2.35/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
by descobar from Florida

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...

Mar 15, 2017
 
3.75 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota on Jan 29, 2017
 
5 by lanciloti from Illinois on Jan 17, 2017
 
3.79 by jaydoc from Kansas on Jan 16, 2017
 
3.85 by cd34 from Illinois on Jan 03, 2017
 
4.01 by StevenMilligan from Florida on Jan 02, 2017
 
3.94 by Mikexw from New York on Nov 23, 2016
 
3.79 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Nov 15, 2016
 
3.59 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Oct 29, 2016
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4.64/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Marcov300 from Florida

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.

Oct 23, 2016
 
3.7 by DangerDawg from Ohio on Oct 14, 2016
 
3.74 by South2NW from Oregon on Oct 10, 2016
 
3.53 by hopkrid from Florida on Oct 10, 2016
 
3.85 by fisherbray from Florida on Oct 08, 2016
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2/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by cosmicevan from New York

thanks rowmark, tick city...dude walks in, puts 4 funky buddha bottles in the table opens them all. yikes...wtf is that.

Oct 07, 2016
 
3.56 by KensWorld from Florida on Oct 06, 2016
 
4.54 by SDH021 from Florida on Oct 01, 2016
 
3.95 by IckyT2012 from Florida on Oct 01, 2016
 
3.58 by kidzord from Illinois on Sep 21, 2016
 
3.29 by Carbon_Hops from Virginia on Sep 20, 2016
Fire In The Hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 135 ratings