bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Could smell the fresh jalapeno aroma from a distance. Flavor of jalapenos without the kick that burns. An excellent pepper beer! ...and I did not think I woud ever say that.
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2013 Growler @ Exira Beer Summit IV. Pours a bit hazy, somewhat dark orange appearance with a small, off white head. Light caramel, toasty malty, spicy fresh jalapeno peppery aroma. Just a touch sweet, really nice, moderately spicy jalapeno flavor with a fair burn on the finish. Carbonation was a bit low even though I picked this up yesterday. The peppers are integrated quite nicely and this may be the best pepper forward beer I’ve had, but it is a bit simple. I would drink this again.
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hell yes. A jalapeno beer made by an Indian restaurant in Nebraska, how fucking cool is that? Wet caramel and peppery jalapeno juice hits the nose... heat is medium but noticeable, flavor is pure jalapeno peppers with a weaker note of caramel malt... the finish leaves a peppery bite coating the mouth.. damn good overall... I sat at the bar for an hour and this was easily the most-ordered beer during that time. Awesome.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of iowaherkeye. Pours amber/copper with some sparse white carbonation. Smells of jalapenos, some smoke, some citrus and biscuit elemets. They did a really good job capturing both the heat and the vegetal qualities associated with this pepper on the nose. Tastes of a nice blend of citrus with a punch of hot pepper. Amazingly, I can also taste the pepper itself, not just the bite from the heat. Some grassy and lemony hints are also present. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish gives a nice bite at the back of the throat but does not thrash my palate. While the base beer isn’t anything to write home about, the pepper is done very well which is the reason for my high score. Excellent usage of jalapenos!
Braudog (5645) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You can smell this coming at least 2 feet away. They serve this with a jalapeno slice on the rim of the glass, but you hardly need the reminder that this is abundant with peppers. It’s an amber beer with a clearly evident pepper aroma that may intimidate. But the beer is, surprisingly, not super hot. Instead, you get a very warming pepper flavor with just the right finish of heat at the back of your throat. Can’t think of a better way to accompany some of Jaipur’s less spicy Indian fare.
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a grolwer, thanks for sharing, iowaherkeye. The body was medium copper. The aroma was obvious up front with the jalepenos. This reminded me of nachos. There was also a nice doughy note. The taste was light bread crust with low jalepeno spice that you felt in the back of your throat. There was also a subtle hint of hay. Medcinal notes come out, but in a pleasant way. The thin body made this very drinkable. A really nice pepper beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from iowaherkeye. Thank you Joey. I love pepper beers. Poured a clear medium orange color. Head was white and reduced over a few minutes to a thin film. Aroma was of subdued, but distinct chiles and a whiff of honey touched cereal grain. Dry, hot, and spicy on the tongue. There was mild to moderate spiciness up front with a green vegetable flavor and distinct chile pepper. The chile flavor mingled with some grassy hops and biscuity malt. As expected, the flames were fanned each time I took a sip. By the end of the glass my mucous membranes were on fire. Solid chile beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a rich golden color that almost approaches amber. White head is generous and has good staying power. Aroma is outstanding: jalapeno, sure, but the aroma of fresh green peppers, not a synthetic nightmare. The flavor is the best part. This beer is NOT a novelty "let’s see how hot we can make it so that only manly men will finish a glass." This is amazingly drinkable for a pepper beer. As balanced as you are ever going to find in a chili ale. Hops are there, you just don’t taste anything much after the pepper oils hit. Also the ever-present gypsum as with all the beers from this brewer. A couple sips of water and you can get back to the raspberry wheat even. If you are into jalapeno beers, I agree with Braudog, this is about as good as you are going to get.
CanIHave4Beers (3216) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange color, kind of hazy, with a very small head... Oh and that little jalapeño slice garnish on the glass... I know that’s not "part" of the beer, but I have to give a little extra love for presentation.
The aroma is great, lots of clean jalapeño and roasted pepper notes. Lightly salty smelling, lightly malty sweet. Mostly just appetizing and "roasted- jalapeño -esque"
The flavor is clean, and perfectly focused with lots of clean jalapeño flavor, the spiciness is mild and well balanced with a nice touch of malt sweetness and light fruity character. Simple, clean, and delicious.
Omaha is 2 hours from here... and this among other things reminds me that I am an idiot for not visiting more often than I do.
theisti (3214) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 oz pour at the brewpub in Omaha, Nebraska. Garnished with a jalapeno slice, awesome. The pour is golden, mostly clear, with almost no head. There are a bunch of carbonation bubbles, perhaps from the pepper. The aroma is vegetal, grain, and pepper spice. Taste is toasted malt, than turns to the fresh japalepno, gently spiced, then increases through the finish, burns the lips a little bit. Base ale works well with the spice, malt without any sweetness. Palate light to medium bodied, dry, spice finish build nicely through the finish. Really solid pepper beer.