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Jalapeño Pepper Ale - Bent River Brewing Company

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Jalapeño Pepper AleJalapeño Pepper Ale

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 20.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  4.81% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 09-22-2005

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Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 17
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampling right now on 3/26/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "EFES" pilsner glass.

Brew pours a hazy 'ice tea' in color with a good 2-finger foamy off-white head that settles down quickly to nothing at all. Some minor spotty lacing is seen when sipped but really not much to mention even. The aroma is actually very light of the jalapeño peppers and not much else. Boy, when you take a sip it is really there! LOL! Warms your throat down to your stomach all the way down! Even got the top of my head a little sweaty. Actually isn't that bad as the burn doesn't last long. Lighter bodied with lots of carbonation! When I opened the bottle it just kept coming out! Overall, it was OK if you like this style of brew. Would pair well with some Mexican or other similar food or a plate of loaded nachos. Overall it was OK if you like this style of brew.

Photo of CraigTravor
2.8/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EricSloan
4.13/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wow, really enjoying the jalapeño !

Photo of PretzelCity
3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chel_in_IL
3.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't review many beers, but I usually look them up before dropping money on them. This beer needs a good hard sniff to get any jalapeño smell. Color is hazy, no lacing, no carbonation. The taste is what hit me - a definite bite and doesn't leave a hoppy aftertaste. I think it's great paired with spicey casual foods.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.57/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Love this beet. Heavy on the jala pinos with a spicy kick. We use it to chase tequila.

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3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.48/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of beechrturbo
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

As advertised, label is exactly what it taste like. If you like spicy hot food this is the beer to try out as well. If anything the jalapeno should accelerate the alcohol to sweat out of your skin faster, to drink more....lol After pouring you can immediately smell the jalapeno within the beer. It's like drinking beer and eating jalapeno bread , and the aftertaste gives you a natural beer effect which makes you want to drink more. It would be an interesting beer to cook with as well. Perhaps brats?

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Jalapeño Pepper Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.