Jalapeno Pale Ale - Birdsong Brewing

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Jalapeno Pale Ale
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very good

95 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birdsong Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CBlack85 on 09-21-2012)
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, served in a pint glass

Pours a clear amber/copper color with a small off white head that recedes quickly leaving behind quite a bit of lacing

The nose is fairly mild; the star is the jalapeno, there is also a floral hop component and bits of citrusy hops as well. The malts are bready and sweet and balance nicely with the spiciness of the jalapeno and hops. There is almost a hint of smokiness from the peppers.

The flavor is balanced well with bready and sweet malts, floral and citrusy hops, and is accented well with the jalapenos. Very simple clean flavor. Light/medium bodied and well carbonated. Slightly slick on the tounge and finishes on the dry side. I was not overly impressed with the base beer (Free Will Pale Ale), but this beer makes it seem as though it was brewed with adding jalapeno peppers in mind all along. The flavors pair so well that the end result easily exceeds the sum of the parts.

Really, an impressive beer with lots of nuances, and supremely easy to drink.

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4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

on tap at beer study in chapel hill.

pours a cloudy dark yellow with a small head. smell is of jalapeno peppers...interesting. taste is quite complex. jalapeno at first but then it fades...it doesn't linger like most spicy beers. because of this it is very easy to drink. medium bodied with medium carbonation.

overall an impressive beer. my first from this brewery and ill look for them again in the future.

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4.08/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Just wondering who decided to declare "This beer is retired; no longer brewed."
I just got a growler fill today.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

I tried this beer at the Beer Growler on South Blvd in Charlotte during a visit and immediately bought a growler fill to bring home to Florida. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Its interesting and unique...it has a nice pale ale base with a subtle fire roasted jalapeño flavor without the heat youd expect. Very drinkable, and strangely refreshing.

Well done, Birdsong...I've only had a couple of chili beers I liked, and this is one of them. My only complaint is I think it could use a *tad* more heat, but overall this is a solid offering. Not a world beater, but I could see myself drinking this with some hot wings while watching football. As someone else said, this beer exceeds the sum of its parts IMO.

I wish I would have been able to visit the brewery, but I only had one day (Monday) to find beer to bring home, and they are closed on Monday. Will make a point to stop in next trip to try this one and others next time I'm in town.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Jalapeno Pale Ale from Birdsong Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.