ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The one thing that stood out to me the most about this beer is how much jalapeño meat came through in the flavor. Alot of times, with pepper beers that is, you get a decent amount of capsaicin coating the lips and throat for a delicious burn, but you don’t always get much flavor from the actual pepper itself. Most of the time it depends on the style and the varieties of pepper used. And, in my opinion, when a brewer makes a lighter-bodied ale it’s sometimes awkwardly balanced. I think this turned out very well-balanced. The body itself is not too light, and not too heavy, but just thick enough to support both the flavor of the pepper flesh and the effects of the spice. There’s no doubt that the jalapeños are the featured ingredient, and they take front stage. Nothing’s getting in their way, but rather complimenting. A strong, but comfortable burn hits the throat first, and only after a third of the bottle does the burn hit the lips. And when it does it seems to do so simultaneously with an almost crystallized sugar-type sweetness. Although it’s incredibly easy to drink, I wouldn’t suggest drinking more than one of these at a time. The meaty thickness of the peppers is persistent, and although it’s somewhat light-bodied, it does weigh you down. Besides... those of us that have to watch our acid intake should always remember the rule of moderation.
yespr (33803) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is veggie and toasted malty. Dry, spiced and herbal. Sharp bite towards the finish. Dry and spiced finish.
gunnfryd (11913) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is chili, malt. Flavour is chili, chili, chili, jalapeno. Chili beer. Strong.
Cunningham (5247) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy dark golden color with a small white head. Light lacing.
Aroma: SPICY. You could feel the Jalapeno even on distance.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Jalapeno on a solid malty back.
Overall impression: Weird, but still ok.
Personal stats: Bottle at a tasting at Hostinec Richtar Jakub in Bratislava, Slovakia.
GIJOE (767) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a little orangey with a thin white head. Nose is malty. Jalapeño comes through in the nose while sipping, but the flavor backbone is mild malty sweetness. Medium body, lively carbonation. Decent brew.
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Crispy34 (432) - Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Peppery aroma that lends itself to darkness. Appearance is a dark bronze with a white head. Taste is a spicy ale. You get plenty of jalapeño spice, but not too much. That's about it. Palate is spicy... Imagine that. Overall, a decent beer. Not too hot with good spice.
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Meilby (8641) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ fonefan
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, chili, hint of smoke and spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long slightly chili spicy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
wchesser (1344) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extra from cloaker. Thanks! Dark gold brown. Nose is strong vegetal jalapeño. Taste is fairly malty and slightly sweet with good jalapeño heat that catches in the back of your throat. Some roasted chile quality to it as well. Good representative of the style.
bytemesis (4103) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cloaker - thanks! Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is dried chili, jalapeno, grain, some bready caramel. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, medium heat, a bit smoky and jalapeno notes. Medium body, some finishing burn but not distracting. Interesting beer.
crajun (1046) - , Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unique beer. Caramel aroma with maybe a little roast or smoke. Taste was ok and then heat at back end of sip. Not too much butbenough to let you know it is spicy