Fire Escape | Asheville Brewing Company

Fire EscapeFire Escape
BA SCORE
77%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 74 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Asheville Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
ashevillebrewing.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ATLbeerDog on 09-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,166
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
74
Liked:
57
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
11.66%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of metter98
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Gate City Growlers, Greensboro, NC

A: The beer is hazy light amber in color. It poured with a short white head that has good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Moderate aromas of chili pepper spices are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is packed with flavors of jalapeño peppers along with just a bit of heat.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with some heat from the peppers.
O: This beer is very drinkable for a chili beer and has lots of aromas and flavors of chili peppers without that much of the heat. The beer gets a bit hotter as it warms up but still isn't overly hot compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J_Mueller
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodlavers
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psycHOPathy
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sarah had.
Taste 5/5. Roasted jalapeño, more complex than fresh
Clean mouthfeel mostly, slightly cloying.
Minimal lacing because it's hot out?
Smell doesnt matter to her
She gives 4.5/5. On break during cornhole

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Photo of BLZR
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Copper colored with a white head that leaves tons of lacing. Nice sweet malty taste with a bit of citrus and fresh jalapeño. There is only the faintest bit of heat in this one. I was left wanting a bit more but it was still a damn fine tasty beer.

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Photo of Hopyard57
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RockRuler
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber that was bottled 8/7/15. A nice golden copper color with bits on what I assume are peppers floating inside. A nice pepper aroma. Chunky mouth feel. The pepper taste matches the aroma but it's not overpowering. A bit of heat but more spicy than hot. Well balanced pepper and beer flavor done very well. I'm glad I tried it and would drink it again if presented the opportunity. Cheers!

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Photo of BEER88
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A brilliant copper amber pour produces a 2” off-white foam column that is moderately persistent and lacy.

S: A little vegetal jalapeño and a hint of heat – moderate and not piercing, some graham cracker, light fruit and a trace of citrus. Fairly clean fermentation character. Malt aromas moderate and hop aromas medium to medium low.

T: Moderate jalapeño heat provides a good accent to graham cracker malt and caramel. The jalapeño heat is moderate to mild and balances a light caramel sweetness. The bitterness is medium but is balanced by the malt sweetness and the jalapeño heat.

F: Medium body and medium carbonation, creamy, some jalapeño warming.

O: The jalapeño heat is there but not over done. The various elements of the beer go very well together.

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Photo of cnealc
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of target88
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeard89
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Fire Escape from Asheville Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77% out of 100 with 74 ratings
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