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Hot-Jala-Heim - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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86
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 24
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 01-06-2008)
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Reviews by BruChef:
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BruChef

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass, transparent golden orange in color, with an inch of creamy off white head. Aroma is slightly sweet w/ caramel like overtones but overall, heavy, earthy, jalapeno and green bell pepper aroma. Taste is extremely well balanced for the style. Maybe just a tad more hops to balance the caramel/corn like sweetness, but the jalapeno spice is just the right amount. You really taste the flavor of the jalapeno without being over powered by heat. Assuming that anaheim peppers were also used, it seems to add an earthy, fresh taste without contributing to the heat too much given that they rank a few thousand scoval units lower than a jalapeno. The mouth feel is creamier than i expected and pleasant enough for the style with enough carbonation to bring out the pepper flavor in your mouth as well as aroma.

I would definitely drink it again with a Thai noodle bowl or Caribbean/Jamaican cuisine. I just don't think i could drink more than one pint at a time and i would also recommend finishing it before it gets too warm as the pepper flavor/spice tends to get a little harsh towards the end.

Overall this was a great tasting, well balanced beer for the style unlike the novelty chile beers you might be used to seeing.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 19:06:41 | More by BruChef
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Bomber bottle w/o freshness info.

Pours lightly clouded lighter almond amber. Moderate and non long lived head, leaves a minor film, very thin collar and minor lace.

I get green pepper on the nose and more chilies and peppers on the palate. Chili pepper level is just about right here, you don't have to search for it and it doesn't blow up your taste buds. As a chili head who enjoys moderate head, this one was about spot on. My non-chili head wife felt about the same....Worth a try, especially if ya like the style

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This was my first foray into the "chile" beer realm. Although it didn't blow me away, it was an interesting and enjoyable experience.

Aroma: Mild hop aroma with light malt sweetness, and the added punch of the hot peppers.

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Overall, this was a nice beer and very drinkable considering the style. Based on my understanding of many of the other chile beers, that seems to be a more balanced and approachable version.

Worth a try.

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M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The chili peppers make your tongue tingle a little.
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Hot-Jala-Heim from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.