UNCCTF (495) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at VBGB in Charlotte. Looked nice, had a cool aroma of peppers and southwestern spices, but I could just not get into this one. The pepper taste was almost fake-tasting and was completely unappetizing. I couldn’t even finish it, actually - my fiancee really liked it, though, so maybe I’ll try it again sometime with a clean palate.
MartinT (8218) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This Pale Ale’s jalapeno flavors are well blended with honeyed cereals and hop resins for an enlightening novelty brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the golden-hued yellow haze.
-The jalapeno is mostly aromatic and flavorful ; this is not a gimmicky spicy number.
-Balance is almost achieved (beer is on the sweet side for a Pale Ale).
-Drinkability is high enough.
On tap at the brewery taproom.
rosenbergh (7509) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Birdsong, Charlotte, NC.
Cloudy golden colour with a small white head.
Jalapeño and bell peppers in the aroma. The flavour is sweetish malty with chili and bell pepper notes. Not that strong but very well balanced. Tasty.
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Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Serving: Draft at VBGB. Gold pour with a small white head. The nose smells like jalapenos and green peppers. The flavor has a bit of vegetal, roasted jalapenos, and some heat. Not much input from the beer side. I can’t really see why you would drink this if you want a beer.
Lutz2jm (160) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty. The jalapeño heat is not there much and I like that about this beer. You really get the taste of the pepper quite a lot.
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice heat in a basic ipa. Some off notes. Decent drinkability. On tap at vinter charlotte.
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler pour of a nice clear gold with yellow edges and a bubbly white head. Big nose of pickled an fresh jalapeño. Taste sweet caramel malt that leads into a great jalapeño flavor that is fresh and not spicy with a earthy grassy hop finish. Light but slightly sticky mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a bitter grassy hop finish that stays on your tongue. Overall an easy drinking and intriguing beer for a hot day or anytime. It let's each flavor play it's part in succession. It easy enough to just sip but complex enough to keep you wanting more. I will defiantly be getting this again, at the brewery, with peanuts.
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sudsmcduff36 (1) - - MAY 31, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good smell of jalapeño but not overpowering...taste is damn near perfect for the intent. Definitely give it a shot
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First rating of 2014 Hickory Hops. Huzzah! At any rate, this is beer really tastes like jalapeno peppers. I like beers that taste like peppers, so it stands to reason that I would like this beer. I did, in fact, like this beer. Hot, but not overbearing. Tasty.
carolinewils81 (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not too spicy, flavor kinda flattens out after a while. Nice pale ale. The aroma was better than the actual jalapeño flavor.
Crompt (120) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A perfect pale ale with jalapeño flavor. Smells like roasted jalapeños and has a slight bite too.