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Fire Escape - Asheville Brewing Company

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Fire Escape
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86
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asheville Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ATLbeerDog on 09-16-2011)
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Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%

Growled at a tasting.

A: clear golden slight amber beer with thin ring of foam.

S: Lots of spice, some floral hops.

T: Dry, tons of spice, slight fresh floral hops.

M: Dry, well carbonated - just how it should be.

O: Great spicy ESB - perfect amount of spice.

09-25-2011 03:32:28 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-28-2013 05:21:27 | More by dcbeers
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

On tap at the tasting room

A - orangish copper with a thick, soft, white head that has great retention

S - exactly like Lay's Kettle Cooked Jalapeno Chips; freshly cut jalapenos, faint malt, spicy

T - fresh jalapeno, bread, a bit salty, bity, perfect amount of heat in the finish; tastes just like kettle cooked jalapeno chips too

M - warm, medium bodied, smooth, light carbonation.

This is a great chile beer. They added just the right amount of heat to an already solid APA. It's definitely worth trying.

05-28-2012 22:20:30 | More by tdm168
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Krztin5

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-30-2014 03:12:10 | More by Krztin5
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Had this one on a past ticking trip to Asheville! Served from tap into a Thirsty Monk shaker. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, jalepano, smoke, earth, and earth hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, jalepano, subtle smoke, earth hop, and a spicy followthrough. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I was surprised to see this one while at Thirsty Monk as I had never heard of it, but I have always been intrigued by Chile beers. This one had all the usual characteristics of the style including the heat on the followthrough. However, I really wish there would have been a little more sweetness going on rather than just earthy spice. It would have definitely made this one much more enjoyable. Quite glad I got to try this one and would suggest it for anyone who is a fan of the style.

01-15-2013 18:45:02 | More by thagr81us
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

amber pour, bordering on a light brown with a smooth, even and small head that did its best to not really fade that much at all. aroma is lots of earth grains, light hops and a touch of rye like spice, not much pepper at all in the aroma, this comes much later. as you take a sip it has all the marks of a nicely done esb or amber, but gives you that nice kick of chili pepper in the finish that lets you know its there.

11-27-2011 02:48:08 | More by mikesgroove
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genogirl

Florida

2/5  rDev -47.8%

09-28-2012 02:05:23 | More by genogirl
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JohnBender

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-28-2012 05:35:57 | More by JohnBender
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Jovian00

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-30-2012 22:17:56 | More by Jovian00
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-26-2014 22:27:24 | More by dbrauneis
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baklo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-28-2013 00:23:03 | More by baklo
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semaj

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-05-2014 00:46:42 | More by semaj
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bcgill

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

08-15-2014 23:24:46 | More by bcgill
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is an amber-caramel coloring, with a halo of white head. Nose of caramel and crystal sweetness, with only hints of pepper heat, if you dig. Flavors are pepper spice forward, with a subtle caramel backbone, and the jalapeno flavors throughout the end. Light and smooth, with a building heat into the pepper spiced aftertaste. Smooth, clean finish. Solid take on a tough style to keep balanced.

08-01-2014 02:04:34 | More by GarthDanielson
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

12-04-2012 05:38:50 | More by Falcone
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Kcman91

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-25-2013 18:34:24 | More by Kcman91
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-27-2013 23:09:20 | More by 2dogbrew
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-03-2012 21:47:30 | More by Brewsed
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-21-2014 17:05:26 | More by JohnParadee
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-11-2014 00:38:12 | More by buckyp
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-19-2014 16:36:46 | More by Ljoreilly
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-11-2014 17:02:29 | More by BigGingDrinker
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-22-2014 18:12:34 | More by craft_shannie
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +18.3%

Fire Escape is Asheville Brewing’s Escape Artist Pale Ale steroid-up on Jalapeño peppers.

Pours deep yellow with a tad of orange. A huge frothy off white head tops the beer and refuses to dissipate. When it does it leaves plenty of lacing in its wake. There is a ton of Jalapeño pepper in the nose. It is super fresh raw Jalapeño and not what one would get from a jar of the peppers swimming in vinegar. First sip is light bodied but crisp like the base beer but make no mistake the Emmy here goes to the super fresh Jalapeño pepper. It hits first, then slightly subsides, and then hits again with a super strong finish that borders on harsh but does not cross the line. It will leave your throat slightly irritated but not to the point of discomfort but rather in a pleasant awakening that lovingly lingers. Very unique, very tasty…a masterpiece!

09-16-2011 04:43:49 | More by ATLbeerDog
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-24-2014 02:47:55 | More by hollywood_15063
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Fire Escape from Asheville Brewing Company
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