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Jalapeno Pale Ale - Birdsong Brewing

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Jalapeno Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birdsong Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: CBlack85 on 09-21-2012

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Growlers Pour House in Charlotte.
Pours clear red-amber with a full, creamy and durable bone-colored head that leaves fine lacing patterns.
Smells rather ordinary, with no sign of the jalapenos. You will definitely taste the hot peppers in this beer, although Birdsong used enough restraint that I would not call this challenging to drink. There is some mild heat in the mouth which, I think, is why the ABV seems higher than 5.5%. Given the chilies, this pale ale would probably benefit from more hops so that they aren't so completely masked.

O: A chili beer with little else going one, but that’s not always a bad thing. Worked well with a sandwich and fries.

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3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, yellow-wheat coloring, with a fluffy, foamy, white head. Nose of subtle jalapeno heat on a toasty and caramel backbone. The more you smell, the more pepper you get. Flavors are caramel forward, with an underlying hops bitterness noted moments before the smoky and spicy jalapeno character begins to build. You get a pretty robust jalapeno character, but it fades reasonably quickly, sparing the palate and keeping the beer drinkable. Smooth and light, with a low, slow heat in the background. The finish is a sweet and spicy blend linger on a smooth, light fade. Unique and drinkable.

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4.15/5  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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Jalapeno Pale Ale from Birdsong Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.