JFGrind (1801) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe best described as too complicated recipe of a beer. Sweetness and spice evident in the aftertaste. Some caramel hops only Brown Ale in name.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Prism Tasting room. Poured a cloudy brown color with a small sized off white head. Jalapeno was there but subtle. Some berries, but more of a fruitiness with some roast.
Ed5388 (1619) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a hazy amber/brown color with a foamy off white head. Aroma of burnt sugar, toasted malt, fresh jalapeños, and a hint of artificial strawberry. Taste of tart strawberry, caramel malt, and a prominent jalapeño flavor without the burn.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Canal’s. pours out a nice reddish hued brown color with a medium off white head with lots of carbonation. Aroma is of fresh strawberry jam, caramel, toffee, some earthy jalapeño notes and light brown sugar. Taste is well balanced, caramel malts, strawberry jam, jalapeño spice that lingers on the back end with a light touch of bitterness on the finish. Different but I kind of like it.
setanta14 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The combination of jalepeno and strawberry was the closest flavor to freezer burn that I can contemplate. This beer was awful. Body was average, which made the hottness and bad flavor linger on the lips and tongue.
BillWyce (660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Poured hazy nut-brown, with a 3-finger light tan head. Aroma of jalapeno, with some sweet strawberry underneath. Body is medium and lightly oily. Lightly roasty, nutty flavor that gives way to some heat from the peppers. Didn’t get any of the strawberry in the flavor at all, which could have balanced the pepper if it was more notable.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a medium brown body color with a two finger of white head and decent lacing. Only thing to smell is the overpowering aroma of the peppers. The faint taste of fruit is there and gone, and quickly changes and finishes with the peppers. Medium bodied, and well carbonated
stangger (582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Musty aroma. Taste is a very artificial berry flavor, slightly metallic with a rather unpleasant metal fruity aftertaste. I get a tiny hit of green pepper in the mix; there’s almost no spice to it. Bell Pepper != Jalapeno. Interesting, but disappointing.
PhillyCraft (2771) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at MFF compliments of Taylor, pours reddish purple with light head. Aromas of strawberry, green pepper, Belgian spice. Taste is peppers, dark fruits, plum, wood, and malt. One of the most interesting beers I have had from them but nothing I would try again.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Taylor. Aroma is strawberry, overripe brown apple and red apple peel. Pours garbage brown with ugly green shades and a scattered head. Taste was ok with similar apple peel and strawberry taste. The jalepenos serve nothing but to give this a bitter unpleasant taste. There is no heat present. Real let down.