Jalapeño Pale Ale | Birdsong Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birdsong Brewing
North Carolina, United States
birdsongbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Jalapeño Pale Ale is in a class of its own. We start by brewing Free Will Pale Ale, and then add in a hefty dose of fresh-picked jalapeño peppers with the seeds removed, so you can enjoy a subtle flavor and the aroma of the green peppers without the heat.


Added by CBlack85 on 09-21-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
200
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
13.3%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 200
Reviews by dvmin98:
Photo of dvmin98
4.66/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I absolutely love this stuff. Everytime I go out and its on the menu, I gotta have it at least once. The nose is pure jalapeño. The taste is malty, hoppy and a great jalapeño backbone. Only downside is I wish it had just a touch of heat, but no matter, this is great. Second best beer brewed in Charlotte, other than HDnR

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice chilli pepper flavor against the backdrop of the sweet malt, with only the slight hint of heat. Very pleasant and extremely drinkable. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a standard pint a dull lighter amber shade with a sticky half finger white head atop that leaves a broken ring of lace behind.I pick up some fresh jalepeno and some biscuit malts,not much hop presence.The japs don't bring alot of heat flavor-wise but they brink a mild earthiness and some light heat,a firm biscuit malt base doesn't give off much sweetness,again only a smattering of leafy and earthy hops found.Not a bad beer it's actually very easy going down.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of avitallo
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of dankjohn
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Funky-Brewster
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Although it uses jalapenos, this is a really solid american pale ale.

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Photo of chinchill
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Growlers Pour House in Charlotte.
Pours clear red-amber with a full, creamy and durable bone-colored head that leaves fine lacing patterns.
Smells rather ordinary, with no sign of the jalapenos. You will definitely taste the hot peppers in this beer, although Birdsong used enough restraint that I would not call this challenging to drink. There is some mild heat in the mouth which, I think, is why the ABV seems higher than 5.5%. Given the chilies, this pale ale would probably benefit from more hops so that they aren't so completely masked.

O: A chili beer with little else going one, but that’s not always a bad thing. Worked well with a sandwich and fries.

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

Photo of HopAttack3
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sloejams
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I can see the polarizing nature of this beer but I for one, really enjoyed it.

I like heat, in pretty much everything I ingest. Lately, I've noticed loads of spice in the more malty side of ales, esp the Mexican hot chocolate ales that seem to be everywhere now (I'm not complaining). The jalapeño spice brightens the hops here but keeps things surprisingly drinkable.

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Photo of Tuckersmth
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best Jalapeno beer I ever had. Crushes sculpin.

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Photo of Bonzo
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Damian74
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of riotontheroad
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UTvolFAN16
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JWhat
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Jalapeño Pale Ale from Birdsong Brewing
3.76 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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