Jali | Hidden Cove Brewing Co.

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3.75/5
Very Good
48 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hidden Cove Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
hiddencovebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Golden Ale aged in Tequila barrels with brett and lacto for 10 months, transferred to stainless tanks and finished with apricots and charred jalapeños

Added by VelvetExtract on 09-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,660
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
48
pDev:
15.47%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by lic217:
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4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of crotharagain
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just starting to get into wild yeast ales, this is advertised as a sour fruit ale. I have to say it has elements of both styles. Poured a nice yellow with lots of carbonation quickly dissipating into minimal foam. Intriguing funky odor. The taste is very different, I loved it. The apricot is muted and the jalepeno balances the sourness nicely. Tequila taste from the barrels is present (barely). High-ish ABV is masked well. Overall, a different beer that I will buy whenever I find it.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%

A brew fermented in tequila barrels with a secondary fermentation that includes the use of jalapeños, apricots and agave nectar. On, and it's got Brett and Saccharo yeast strains swimming in there, too! Easily one of the weirdest beers I have ever tried. It was a cloudy, yellow color with no head. The aroma is decidedly hot with the jalapeños. It's also very funky smelling. Not picking up much barrel character but it's already wacky enough. The flavor is even weirder! Spicy jalapeños, lots of tartness and funk and a fruity, apricot flavor. The booze is hidden under all the oddities. I actually really enjoyed it. It was one of the most unique beers I have tried and while I couldn't drink a lot of it, this one will stick in my kind for quite some time. From a growler.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of apmorin
4.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TWStandley
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mike
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of garyloveman
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MenardMa
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gonzo000
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

This beer is all over the place. Has a pineapple smell. Heat and acid in the beer profile, but not so great.

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Photo of mksouth
3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Very interesting, jalapeños hit pretty hard. Brett yeast, apricots, and pepper is a bit much by the end of a glass.

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Photo of DerekMorgan
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ela
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of lou50rp
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluetrevian
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Summerteeth
1.69/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

This is billed as a sour fruit ale brewed with apricots and jalapeños and agave nectar with "natural flavors" all aged in tequila barrels. Uses brett and lacto in fermentation. Tastes strangely like horseradish. Overall, eh. Defintely not worth the $16.

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Photo of mklisz
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abragg3
3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schmuckles
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Jali from Hidden Cove Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 48 ratings