Fuego - Twisted X Brewing Company
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Reviews by jefe2:
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Twisted X Fuego
Imperial Pilsner w jalapeño
On tap at whipin 8/25/2011
A slightly dark amber, thin disappearing white head
S fruity estery malts, some floral hops, not lagery at all
T more like a blond ale than a pils, nice estery fruity floral sweetness and nice pronounced hop floral bitterness. The jalapeño spice comes at the end and there is building heat that coats the mouth and gives a tingling burn that's fairly intense after a while.
M - med bodied, substantial for a pilsner. The jalapeño gives tingling burn coating the whole mouth
D Surprisingly good, like a somewhat sweet estery hoppy blond ale, and the jalapeño adds burn in the finish is good, but gets a bit too intense and distracting by the end of a pint, but I'd definitely have one in a night's line up at a pub.
Serving type: on-tap
08-25-2011 22:26:25 | More by jefe2
More User Reviews:
4.69/5 rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Had this on tap and in a growler from Whip In, in Austin TX.
It's a corner convenience store, converted into a hip, BrewPub, with a great selection of retail craft beers, eclectic wines w/ a wine bar, live bands, a sheltered patio and an interesting menu to boot. Plus, they own the liquor store next door!
Definitely an underground, must-see destination.
Most of their taps are local brews, and they have a ton in bottle too.
Apparently, Twisted X only brews enough beer to supply eight local bars in the area.
Felt lucky to have come across this one.
I've had a few Jalapeño Ales and IPA's, and this one exceeds them all;
in flavor, precision, and execution.
The previous reviewer is correct, in that the spice builds, ever so subtly, into a crescendo of sweat-sheened heat by the end of the pint, but isn't that exactly what you're looking for?
Without obstructing the underling biscuit-notes, minerality, and crisp, noble hops, this spicy Pilsner delivered a satisfying wallop that had me ordering more—like quenching spicy foods with beer, only to re-ignite the thirst in an ever intensifying cycle. I couldn't stop myself from ordering another one.
It's a pity "herb/spiced beers" don't garner high ratings like Russian Imperial Stouts and IPA's, but when judged against it's peers, this beer was the truest of them all, hence my score of 4.75.
Take what you like most about a pilsner, the sublime, seasoned heat in Mexican food, put them together, and this is probably what you'd get: a perfectly balanced, eye-watering beer.
Best beer, so far, of the spring, and one that sticks out, even now.
Thanks Austin, TX.
Serving type: on-tap
05-02-2013 03:26:10 | More by vancelin
3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Growler from The Whip In in Austin.
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is mainly full of pilsner and biscuit malt, with a little bit of grass. Hidden in the background is some fresh jalapeno notes.
The flavor is similar. I get a lot of toffee and biscuit notes, as well as some of the fresh, green jalapenos. There is also some light burn from the peppers which builds as you drink more of the beer. The pepper notes are present but are not too in your face. This is a fairly well done pepper beer.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Serving type: growler
11-03-2011 04:33:00 | More by Mora2000
Fuego from Twisted X Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 14 user ratings.