Hopinero (Bootlegger’s Brewery)

After being distracted by a craft beer-fueled going away party and the God of Thunder, it’s finally time for beer #6. This beer was quite unique (at least unique to me) in that it uses Habanero peppers to add an extra “kick”. This picante pale ale has a grande 8% ABV.

Hoppy ale brewed with Habanero (spicy).

Hopinero pours a murky marigold with a manilla crown. Plenty of lacing is left behind when the 1/2 inch of foam finally recedes.

I knew I was gonna like this beer on the first whiff. Fresh cut grass, butter, Habanero and piney hops are all present and accounted for. Very delectable, very inviting.

My mouth is on fire! The pine hops hit first, but quickly give way to the spicy Habanero. The pepper dominates your taste buds and sadly keeps any other flavors from really making their presence known.

Mouthfeel is light and drying. The pepper ruins your mouth and throat, leaving your entire esophagus feeling scorched.

Don’t let the above impressions fool you, this is a fantastic beer…but not one that I could drink very often. It’s one of the spiciest beers I’ve ever had, but damn if it’s not flavorful!

Overall: 7.5 out of 10

As an CHILE BEER: 8 out of 10

FOR FANS OF: Rogue CHIPOTLE ALE, Devil’s Canyon HADES HABANERO, Lagunitas HABANERO IPA

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Chili Beer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s