¡Ándale! Pale Ale
Frothy Beard Brewing Company

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Style:
Chile Beer
Ranked #5
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
87
Ranked #12,397
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 10.05%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
26
From:
Frothy Beard Brewing Company
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  9
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes:
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egreenawalt

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A very very grassy with a lingering jalapeno creep. Definitely take your time with this beer. Tastes like Cilantro stalk and fresh jalapeno flavor on the front end with little spice and a touch of heat on the finish. Interesting. Almost herbal in flavor and add-in flavors cover up most all of the actual beer flavor. More Amber in color and almost clear. Watch out for BURPS.

Jan 23, 2020
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can with a 26 November 2017 canning date stamp.
Hazy amber body and a decent white head.
The aroma has plenty of pepper but more cooked than fresh. The flavor is markedly better overall and, specifically, in terms of the pepper contribution. Cilantro has only a faint effect.
Feel: Medium body with medium carbonation and significant chili heat.
Overall: recommended for fans of chili beers.

Apr 22, 2018
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a rich amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. So-so lacing.

S: A nice and spicy aroma of chili peppers, malt, citrus, hops, and spices.

T: Tasted of a tinge of malt (mostly in the finish), a nice shot of citrus fruit (lemon, in particular), some spices (pepper), lots of jalapeno peppers, and a bit of hops. This is a flavor that could easily have gotten out of hand, but didn't. The balance between the jalapenos, citrus, and malt makes for an interesting taste.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a well done chili beer. If you like this style, check it out.

Mar 20, 2018
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SaCkErZ9 from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hands down the best "pepper" beer I have ever had. Oh man this thing is so smooth and so true to the jalapeno. Most pepper beers are either in-your-face-spicey or they are a mess with the flavor. This one perfectly melds the spiciness of the jalapeno with the earthy flavor of the pepper with the smooth sensibilities of a pale ale.

The aroma is at once spicy! Definitely pepper in the nose and quite frankly, not much else. I am okay with that in this instance. It is a pepper beer after all. Give me some spiciness!! Very earthy in the aroma. Like I just picked a pepper from the garden and decided to toss into my beer.

Flavor is absolutely perfect! So well balanced. Spicy pepper. Smooth underlying pale ale. Heat. Earthiness and dirt. If one could successfully bottle the essence of a jalapeno, this is it. Awesome!

Spicy without being Cave Dave spicy. In fact, I would wager that even those who are averse to spices might be able to tolerate this one. A perfect spice beer. I would love to have this recipe. This would be on draft at my house all year!

Mar 13, 2018
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy, reddish orange beer with about a finger of off white head. A few random specks of lacing left behind on the glass. The smell is mostly green pepper but there are some minor citrus components and the lemony/soapy aromas of cilantro. Medium bodied and sweet up front with a nice green pepper and cilantro flavor coming through at the end. There is a mild bitterness and a little bit of heat. Very nice version of a jalapeno pale ale.

Dec 27, 2017
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SGT_Cookie from South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Definitely different, but in a good way. The jalapeño smell is not overpowering, along with the taste. IPA bite with a slight jalapeño finish, which is delicious. Great alternative to normal IPA's! Would try again.

Mar 02, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives slightly hazy, the honey colored liquid capped with an inch of foam; streaky lacing

Smell: Cracker malt with a cilantro and a peppery tone

Taste: Cracker malt forward with stone fruit tones building; the jalapeño and cilantro aspect builds through the middle; the heat builds through he finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Deft treatment of the jalapeño with the cilantro adding an interesting element

Jul 31, 2016
¡Ándale! Pale Ale from Frothy Beard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 26 ratings