Birdsong Jalapeno Pale
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The Jalapeño Pale is in a class by itself. Using our Free Will Pale as a foundation, we add a generous amount of fresh, hand-cut jalapeños mixed with a hint of awesome. Don’t be scared to try it! The Jalapeño is refreshing, crisp, and pairs well with the peanuts we have in the tap room!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2197) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Hazy amber color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, floral hops, & light jalapeños; Flavor of malt, hops, jalapeños, and citrus (notably lime); Finish is slightly hot/spicy; Interesting and fairly easy going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10486) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 Draft. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of jalapeño, citrus and biscuit malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Draft - Jalepeno jelly sweetness, hazy gold with a decent white head. Jalepeno , nice sweetness and a clean finish without the residual heat. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8316) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lutz2jm (178) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Nice heat in a basic ipa. Some off notes. Decent drinkability. On tap at vinter charlotte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
sudsmcduff36 (1) - - MAY 31, 2014 does not count
Good smell of jalapeño but not overpowering...taste is damn near perfect for the intent. Definitely give it a shot

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