iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 From a growler picked up @ the brewery about fifteen minutes ago. Pours a clear amber with highlights of gold with a small fading light beige head in my new Sam Adams glass (dunno the type of glass--a glorified English pint/tulip). Aroma of bell/jalapeño peppers, celery, black peppers, and some light sweet flower petals. A slight bit of honey comes through as well. Flavor up front is vegetal with spicy jalapeños, flowers, some light citrus tang, a little bit of crackers, and a semidry clean finish. Not really any bitterness noted. The more you drink, the more the heat builds, but doesn’t get overbearing (my gf has no tolerance for heat, and she still thought this was pretty good). Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. This would be excellent with the Indian cuisine from this place, or any spicy food, actually. The only downfall would be that the beer wouldn’t cut the heat at all. My friends I shared the growler of this with were all sketchy at first, but all three thought this was really good. Update:I’m not sure if it was the "flower petals" that I wrote about earlier, but there is some definite incense mixed into this brew. You know how at Indian restaurants you can smell the curry and incense? That’s in this brew--minus the curry.
adnielsen (6218) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
CanIHave4Beers (2500) - Des Moines, 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 (2822) - 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.
thome50 (578) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler via Mat, thanks again! Pours a golden standard BMC lager color with a super frothy head even having been in the growler for a week or two. Aroma is out of this world jalapeno! The vegetable and spice notes really come through in the nose to make it something I could keep smelling all day. Taste is jalapeno with a nice bread background but very little spice. This is all the good things about jalapenos. Overall, I have no idea how this beer isn’t more hyped. Now to find a homebrew clone.
randomgarbage (1320) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2011 This beer is blowing my mind. Huge thanks to foppa78 for the growler. It pours a hazy amber, nice off white head. Aroma is huge. Jalapenos. Lots of them. Very powerful. Some grass, and a bit of biscuit round it out. Flavor is huge with fresh, sweet jalapenos. Very nice. Again, some more biscuit malt and that is about it. The finish has a sour twang, which compliments the heat very well. I’d put the heat factor around a 3/10. If you think jalapenos are hot, you still could probably drink this. Every sip makes you want just a bit more though. I’m not sure if I enjoy this more than the Slow Eddie, but man...it’s good.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Pours a bright amber color with a potent hot pepper nose. Pretty intimidating at first, but the flavor is more restrained and balanced. Solid jalapeno and green pepper taste mingles with sweet caramel and pizza bread. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel is tempered by the heat from the peppers. Not over the top, like many other pepper beers. The heat lingers but doesn’t get to the level that is unpleasant. This beer alone makes a visit to Jaipur worthwhile. It blows everything else they brew out of the water.
3fourths (6962) - Helsinki, FINLAND - 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.
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.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottled bomber from Iowaherkeye - thanks a million, Joey! Crystal clear amber with a slight head that left in a hurry - I might have snoozed on this one just a bit too long. Still, a few bubbles rise to the top, so it’s not completely still. Nose is fresh cut jalapeño pepper, just a mild doughy base to back it up. Flavor is nice, fresh jalapeño - pepper haters need not apply, for sure. The only pepper burn in way at the back of the throat. Not overly hot, mind you, but you certainly know it’s there. Once the pepper flavor subsides a bit, a fairly solid brew emerges - a bit of doughy bread, some lightly floral hop. This beer is all about the pepper integration, though, and it’s done well. Someone send Cave Creek a bottle, and quick...
Cletus (6182) - 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!