Doghair (256) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is IPA with a noticeable pepper component. Taste is a little muddled. The pepper sort of mutes the hops but the sharpness of the pepper isn’t there either. Good but not a favorite.
ben4321 (3784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Spec’s, 5/25/14, shared by me at dbarnolds
Aroma: Light jalapeño on the aroma, to go along with plenty of pine and citrus hops
Appearance: The pour is dark amber-gold, with a mid-sized white head
Flavor: The taste is much the same, pine and citrus hops, light sweetness, light pepper
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it has a soft carbonation, and a decent mouthfeel
Light jalapeño on a nice IPA. I thought this worked pretty nicely. Good job here by Alaskan. I liked it.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Jalapeno spiced nose.   Not much else, albeit its not terribly strong which is nice.   Soft Jalapeno flavors along with some minor hop notes.   Not real strong for 8.5%.   Actually seems like a Jalapeno IPA, not a Double IPA.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Tiz okay, pretty ho-hum.   Thankfully its not over done, decent balance, but could be more Double IPA like, and perhaps if it were, more Jalapeno like.   Really seems like a lighter IPA.
kidmartinek (3536) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells just like jalapenos. Pours clear copper. Tastes like a damn good pale ale loaded with jalapenos. Finishes crystaline sugar sweet and with jalapeno taste.
Bill Becker (221) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best before July 30, 2014, this edition is 8.5% abv.
It pours a clear reddish gold with a 1 finger head of foam.
Ooh, them hops smell nice. Lots of grapefruit with some pine mixed in and then the jalapeno moved in. The smell is delicious.
I don’t get as much of that hoppy goodness in the taste as the jalapenos dominate. I also get a bready malt flavour that I didn’t get in the smell as well as an earthy feel.
The taste is pretty much 180 from the smell. The heat is mild but the alcohol is a tad too noticeable; should be the other way around.
Nice mouthfeel here but drinkability is on the lower side.
Overall, me thinks it’s a good brew that could have been close to awesome if it tasted like it smelled. Sorry to harp on that.
chandler904 (3) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth, not hot, but had good jalapeño flavor. Would not drink multiple beers of this, but with the taste.
Luvystypotables (550) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of hops amber colour, short lasting well laced head. Taste if hops and jalapeño with an oily feel and a jalapeño peppery finish.
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had a small glass of this on draft .. . deep gold .. mild foam .. . quite light on the spice, some mild hops .. light mouth and a simple finish .. i almost want for of it but it didn’t wow me .. . . today’s subliminal thought is: …
Mrnoluv (147) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is probably the best IPA I’ve ever had, better than Pliny...I’m not a big IPA guy, this is mild ,but has a nice bitter, smooth taste. Great spices , it is a perfect blend.
tmongoose (1203) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber shared poured a deep rich amber color with white head. aroma is of peppers and malt and hops. basically you can get all three in the nose. nice job. the flavor is more of the same and yet the jalapeno is quite mild with the malt and the hops being a little more predominant. actually quite tasty. I thought the peppers would have come through more than they did but they were quite mild. but loved the blend of the hops and peppers unique flavor.
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 On tap at the Yard House, Houston. It pours a dark golden to amber body, clear, and with a small, dense white head. The aroma has a touch of jalapeno, blending nicely with the piney, citrus peel hops. Not much maltyness going on, but there’s some. The jalapeno is pretty subtle in the flavor too, giving just a certain amount of spicyness, not much of a burning sensation to be found. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation. Lasting finish with some pale malts, but it’s mostly piney and citrusy hops, and the jalapeno plays a significant role, not the leading role though. Don’t think I’ve had a pale chili beer this balanced, ever, it certainly is a nice one. 140513