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Jalapeño Pepper Ale - Bent River Brewing Company

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Jalapeño Pepper AleJalapeño Pepper Ale

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76
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 22.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  4.81% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 09-22-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

10-18-2012 15:38:08 | More by Kyrojack
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DaneBramage

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2.81/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

If you love spicy food you'll probably enjoy this beer. But the peppers here overwhelm any sense of flavor the beer has. It's like a sip of light beer with a spoonful of hot salsa at the same time. My bottle was ice-cold, yet the spicy taste almost made it seem like it had been sitting in a hot car all afternoon. A unique beer experience, just not one I care to repeat anytime soon. On a side note, Bent River Brewery does have very good food and beer on the menu....if you're in the Quad Cities area along the IA/IL border it's well worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 02:43:54 | More by DaneBramage
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a HUGE, soapy, off-white head that laces nicely. The persistence of the head is surprising. AMAZING roasted chile aroma - I'm salivating at this one. It smells EXACTLY like roasting chiles. Straw-golden color. Starts with a nice, warming chile flavor. Heat comes through right as the malt starts to well. Finish is a mild, lingering heat and malt.

This is quite nice. I really enjoy the pleasant, medium heat to this one. It balances the malt well, too. The Rio Grande Pancho Chile is still my favorite chile brew, but this one is a close second, and beats it in the use of heat.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 02:32:12 | More by TheSSG
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Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Honey orange with some haze.

S - Wheat and jalapenos. They don't joke around about it being a jalapeno ale.

T - Just the same, a decent wheat ale, moderate malt sweetness and nuttiness, but with nice ripe jalapeno flair. Heat builds, but never becomes overwhelming. Has the heat of a "hot" salsa you'd buy from a major brand (meaning mild for heat-seekers, myself included).

M - A bit thin, could use a bit more body.

O - I love this beer for many reasons, but the biggest one I should comment on is that Bend ACTUALLY made a jalapeno-forward ale, like in the name. Whenever I see beer with "peppers added," I am disappointed time and time again by the lack of said peppers. This delivers and sates your thirst for a pepper-ed ale.

No, this beer isn't for everyone, but if you are into heat or peppers and want something new, this is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 19:10:13 | More by Trifecta1
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

1.25/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

So as a disclaimer, I'm not a big fan of spicy beer. This could be why I disliked this beer so much.

I bought this beer off a whim but I couldn't finish it. I took two sips, gave one sip to my dad and poured the rest down the sink. The appearance wasn't bad. But the jalapenos overpowered almost every other aspect of this beer. They dominated the aroma, the taste and especially the mouth feel-- leaving my palate hot and uncomfortable.

This is the only jalapeno beer I've ever had. If you like jalapeno beers, then you should disregard this review and give it a try. I don't mean to bash it because I'm sure there are people out there who enjoy this type of beer. I, however, am not one of those people.

I would not recommend this to a friend-- unless I was trying to prank them.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 02:09:24 | More by Ryan_Graham
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Jalapeño Pepper Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.