Aug 19, 2016

Flying Dog Carolina Reaper Peach IPA

The Carolina Reaper is, as recognized by Guinness World Records, the hottest chili pepper on Earth. To put this pepper’s potency in perspective it’s roughly, on average, 800 times hotter than your standard jalapeno. It’s a chili that also makes an appearance in the third and latest release of Flying Dog’s Heat Series. As a fan of just about all things spicy, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this line of beers and was excitedly looking forward to this one ever since its announcement earlier this year.

I recently sampled from my own Carolina Reaper that I have been growing this Summer. Thankfully, Flying Dog’s Carolina Reaper Peach IPA isn’t nearly has hot as the floral napalm I experienced this past weekend. It still packs a potent punch that sends a moderate-to-high amount of heat that hits the tongue, gums and back of the throat, lasting a good long while after each swallow. The peach is also in the mix, but sits in the background along with pine and grapefruit while giggling and laughing at your tastebuds.

If you’re a fan of fiery foods, then you’re probably familiar with the Carolina Reaper — maybe you’ve even been (un)fortunate enough to snack on one of these maliciously wonderful peppers. This 6.8% ABV IPA sources its peppers from the originators of the chili, PuckerButt Pepper Company, so you know it’s going to pack a punch. I thoroughly enjoyed Carolina Reaper Peach IPA and it’s brisk, fiery heat. Thankfully, it doesn’t leave you doubled over with capsaicin cramps.

This is a review of a promotional sample.