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Jalapeño Pepper Ale - Bent River Brewing Company

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Jalapeño Pepper AleJalapeño Pepper Ale

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77
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 22.36%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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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Reviews by Ryan_Graham:
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

1.25/5  rDev -62.2%

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.

10-20-2013 02:09:24 | More by Ryan_Graham
More User Reviews:
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

10-27-2013 04:45:08 | More by tyleeis
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +4.2%

Well, this is my style of beer. In fact, it tastes pleasantly like a chile beer I’ve made. Appears to be a golden American Ale base, but lighter on the hops. Chile burn is there, but bright and fruity, like fresh jalape?nos. Actually finishes clean, with no afterburn. This is, to this chile-head, the equal of Eske’s in Taos.

09-22-2005 15:53:20 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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zoolou

Iowa

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-13-2012 23:05:40 | More by zoolou
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Kimber234

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +30.8%

I love this beer. It has the Bent River American Wheat beer base with a bright,fresh jalapeno taste. I really don't care for any other "flavored" beers like strawberry or raspberry, but this is wonderful. There is a slight burn, so people who don't like the burn of hot salsa probably won't like it. The only drawback is that sometimes it can be a little flat. I don't know why it happens with this beer at Bent, but I haven't seen it with the others they serve.

02-11-2011 19:54:20 | More by Kimber234
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DaneBramage

Illinois

2.81/5  rDev -15.1%

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.

05-21-2014 02:43:54 | More by DaneBramage
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emerge077

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +23.3%

Seems to be some batch variation with this. Had a couple draft servings at Green Lady after their "South of 80" event for CCBW.

Served in a narrow fluted tulip, review from written notes.

Dark burnished gold/bronze, high clarity, saturated color. Thin layer of foam on the surface that left random spotty lacing behind, and a wispy broken skim on the surface.

Aroma is spot on fresh jalapeño... big floral, green, earthy notes, just like fresh cut peppers. Inhaling deeply pulls in some indication of heat, but not much. Certainly not unbalanced, it's the very definition of restraint.

Similar flavors, floral and earthy pepper with a hint of spice. Some bready malt and tea leaf notes in the middle, leaving a slight tingle of heat in the back of the palate after a few sips. Overall very drinkable, I felt the craving for another glass after the first. Definitely for those who enjoy hot pepper heat, thought in the scheme of things it was relatively mild. If you don't like peppers, why would you drink this? Bunch of masochists apparently.

05-25-2012 03:24:18 | More by emerge077
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Jman_01

Iowa

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-31-2014 18:49:50 | More by Jman_01
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bismarksays

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

03-02-2014 22:12:45 | More by bismarksays
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tbone64

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +51.1%

07-12-2014 12:40:08 | More by tbone64
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clloyd892

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-06-2013 20:48:45 | More by clloyd892
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JJFordick

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-16-2012 20:30:06 | More by JJFordick
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Tjvan2

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-07-2013 03:15:10 | More by Tjvan2
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smlmeyer

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

02-17-2013 17:54:52 | More by smlmeyer
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.96/5  rDev +49.8%

Stopped at Bent River for lunch with my Fiance and have heard nothing but good things about their brews after a bit of research before heading there to see what's on tap. I tried 4 of their brews and Jalapeno Pepper Ale was the last one... I personally have had over 150 different brews since Jan. and this one by far took my breath away as something I was not expecting. I loved the fact that it was just plain different.

Beautiful deep dark amber color , aromas of fresh cut jalapenos hit you right away. just the aroma alone will make you want to drink this beer. Not a hoppy beer at all I'm almost sure its their american wheat beer they started with before adding the jalapenos. Its just perfect IMO. other than I would have liked to have seen a little fluffier head.

Not a beer that your gonna pound all afternoon but defiantly one to enjoy with some mexican food or a really good burger. By the way if you stop at Bent River the food is great.

03-19-2013 18:57:30 | More by MarshMan71
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HopJrop

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.8%

06-17-2014 01:21:32 | More by HopJrop
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a_beckman25

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.8%

08-10-2014 02:45:14 | More by a_beckman25
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TimErickson


2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

07-13-2014 15:08:29 | More by TimErickson
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-08-2013 05:21:26 | More by Troville1990
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aubzachsyd

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-10-2014 19:31:19 | More by aubzachsyd
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buckfever5

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-16-2014 23:18:09 | More by buckfever5
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

2/5  rDev -39.6%

08-11-2013 20:45:01 | More by Cubsfan1087
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-18-2014 12:51:20 | More by EvanWilliams
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kguard

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-07-2014 02:24:05 | More by kguard
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Nowlansavage11


3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-19-2014 00:59:39 | More by Nowlansavage11
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Jalapeño Pepper Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.