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Alaskan Pilot Series: Jalapeño Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
audinerd17 (20) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Limited release pilot series. Nothing amazing here and frankly no jalapeño flavor at all. I've had other jalapeño beers that were much better. Worth having once if you're a crazy beer nerd like me. - pixels sent via Beer Buddy on iOS

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Light orange with a good white head. Aroma is flowers, jalapeño, honey. Medium bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, great balance of bitterness, fruit and spice. Taste is caramel, jalapeño, flowers, candies citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
22oz bomber. Green pickle aroma. Not spicy at all. Lots of jalapeno depth, but no heat to speak of. Really accentuates and works well with the hops. Classic, well brewed. Lots of malt depth. Very enjoyable beverage.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2656) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man. Copper orange body with a small off-white head. Aromas of citrus and hops. Spicy peppers emerge more as the beer warms a bit. Jalapeño blends nicely into the flavor profile, rather than overpower. An interesting beer. Fun to try. Best in small quantities.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
20 June 2014, bottle. Orange, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet malt, moderate jalapeño. Med body and mildly fizzy. Sweet malt, some alcohol, faint jalapeño.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (397) - Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Copper gold with off-white head. Aroma is predominantly topical citrus hop with a hint of jalapeno. Flavor is sweet citrus hop and caramel malt. Bitter hoppy finish which gives way to a lingering sweet. This bottle was not spicy; but there was a jalapeno in the flavor; very nice beer. Special thanks for my wife and her friend Melissa who went to great lengths to get this bottle from Seattle to Baltimore!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (887) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Thanks to Maxbier for sharing this one. Pours copper color with white head. Fruity pineapple aroma with some Jalapeño spiciness. Sweet malty start with tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and mango. Citrusy finish with some pepper flavor. Not much heat from peppers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
A darker rich malty base and adequate juicy hops greet the nose. Probably their best IpA, peppers or not. Hoppy and sweet and big, yet balanced. Which is good, cause the pepper is pretty underwhelming. Nearly undetectable in the nose and light in flavor. Decent additional flavor, no heat (except for the alcohol). Liked the beer but wanted more peppers

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
As of late I can not find the time to take tasting notes of each beer I sample. I would like to track and record my thoughts of each so I will just use the simple scoring rubric until more time is available.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
sirwisa (25) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Jalapeño ipas are touch. They usually go one of two ways, and are rarely balanced. This unfortunately fell onto the too malty and green jalapeño flavor with no appreciable spice or heat.


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