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Jalapeño Pepper Ale - Bent River Brewing Company

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 21.52%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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 assman79:
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1.75/5  rDev -47%

assman79, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

tyleeis, Oct 27, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

DrunkMcDermott, Sep 22, 2005
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

zoolou, Apr 14, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Kimber234, Feb 11, 2011
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2.81/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

DaneBramage, May 21, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

emerge077, May 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Jman_01, Jul 31, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +5.5%

enelson, Sunday at 11:19 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

bismarksays, Mar 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +51.5%

tbone64, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

clloyd892, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Daniel608, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

JJFordick, Dec 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Tjvan2, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

smlmeyer, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of MarshMan71
4.96/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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.

MarshMan71, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

HopJrop, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

a_beckman25, Aug 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

TimErickson, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Troville1990, Oct 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

buckfever5, Aug 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -39.4%

Cubsfan1087, Aug 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

EvanWilliams, May 18, 2014
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Jalapeño Pepper Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.