Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Halifax, Canada


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Unique in the Maritimes (and anywhere north of Santa Fe!), our Jalapeño Ale will cool you down and warm you up at the same time. Our refreshing Tall Ship Amber Ale is loaded with Jalapeño, Habanero, Scotch Bonnet, & Jamaican Hot Peppers to create a truly unusual brew. This beer is great for lovers of all things hot & spicy, and a killer secret weapon in the kitchen and on the grill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tristanlaugher (265) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Plenty of heat, really just felt like I was drinking a plate of nachos. Decent adventure beer but not something you ant to drink much of. Last bottles will be used for a soup and a cheese sauce.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
My fine bro brought me a bottle of this back from Halifax. I am not fan of the tall ship amber to start with, but add some peppers and it doesn’t get much better. Yeah it is creative, but it is just an average watery amber beer with too much heat near the end. Glad I had it, but won’t need to try again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
341ml bottle. The look and smell are much like the amber ale it is based off. The pepper heat comes in on the finish, but the taste of green jalapeños is present throughout. This would be fine enough for cooking or if you really like peppers, but otherwise it is really just a curiosity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
341ml bottle. Light amber pour with an off-white head that doesn’t stick around. Nose of grain and peppers, and not much else. Starts out with a lot of grain and emptiness and just when you think it’s about the blandest thing you’ve ever drank the pepper heat comes on. Far too hot to be good for anything but cooking and the base beer doesn’t taste like anything.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is peppers with some biscuit and other lighter malts. The pepper aroma is not near as strong as I expected. The flavor is much heavier on the peppers. I get some grain notes and the sweetness that comes with it, but I also get a ton of peppers. The peppers are very reminiscent of fresh, green jalapenos, New Mexicos and serrano peppers, not the dried or pickled versions. The heat from the peppers get warmer and warmer the more you drink the beer. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not great by any means, but a whole lot better than other pepper beers such as the infamous Cave Creek Chili Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a foamy off white head. Nose of mexican food and jalapeno peppers. This had flavors of pickled hot peppers, green olives, medium strength pepper cheese with enough homemade bread to give a platform for the pepper flavors. There was a hot pepper burn, but it starts slowly and gets hotter the more you drink. This is a very nice, wierd beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
341 mL bottle. Copper with a small off-white head which fades to a film quite quickly. Aroma is sweet (thin caramel) and spicy (cinnamon) with the hot peppers there as well. Flavour is 85% peppers and 15% malt. Pepper burn doesn’t show up until the finish. Base beer is just solid enough for this to be drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle, beer #1 of my 5 Garrison ratings tonight, thanks to C & K for all of these. My east coast source! Dark yellow, with a small white head. Not much aroma at all - grain really. Taste - on my. Standard grainy light ale mixed with veggie like heat. Yuck, truly awful. Dumping most of the bottle, truly awful aftertaste, that’s why I started it I guess...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2009
[1929-20081225] 341mL bottle. Slightly fizzy grainy mild fruit aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with quick foamy white bubbles. Grainy flavour is really mostly hot chillies and not much else. Medium body has a spicy finish and aftertaste. Poor, would not want a lot more.
(w/ mebden)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Poured a clear gold with a thin white head. Green pepper aroma with light malt. The pepper is much lighter in the flavor. The burn is mild but there in the back of the throat. Light body.

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