Welcome To Scoville Jalapeño IPA
Jailbreak Brewing Company

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Jailbreak Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #25
Ranked #23,057
3.74 | pDev: 12.3%
Jun 05, 2021
Apr 18, 2014
Welcome To Scoville Jalapeño IPAWelcome To Scoville Jalapeño IPA
Notes: An artisanal style IPA combining mildly bitter hops, garden fresh jalapeño peppers and cilantro. It’s an easy drinking IPA without the burn or bittering one might expect.
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is one I avoided for awhile because I wasn't sure if I could trust Jailbreak, who I find to be hit and miss, with something as complicated as a jalepeno brew. Obviously, I have changed my mind. Enormous head shoots forth and almost double faults over the edge but holds back at the last minute. I get light hopping and biscuit first but after a little while, I can detect the spicy pepper in the nose. Definitely easier to find the pepper in the flavor along with herbal hops and the aforementioned bread note. This isn't great, but it is interesting and different. After a few sips, you really do start to feel a mild burn, even on your lips and the corners of your mouth. Worth a try for pepperheads and the adventurous.
Jun 05, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can

pours a dark copper orange color, white head. decent lacing. aroma is moderate jalapeno flavor - definitely there but doesn't knock you over. similar to the flavor. not really that spicy, the mild caramel malt and earthy hops help balance. just a bit of a lingering smoky spice flavor. medium bodied.
Aug 31, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerSexLove from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I unexpectedly liked this beer. A carbonated hoppy jalapeno beverage which I'd enjoy pairing with spicy eats more than drinking singularly. The copper color lured me more than the smell. Overall, I'm glad I had the pleasure of sipping on this freebie as I might not have taken the plunge.
Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Ctb6582 from Maryland

Feb 17, 2017
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Got in a BIF from oline73. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/22/2016. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big jalapeno pepper, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of jalapeno pepper, juicy citrus/tropical hops, and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big jalapeno pepper, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus peel bitterness and light pepper spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of jalapeno pepper, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of jalapeno pepper, juicy citrus/tropical hops, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.9%; with minimal pepper heat as well. Overall this is a very nice pepper IPA! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of jalapeno pepper, juicy citrus/tropical hops, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, with the minimal pepper spice and heat. Has nice presence of pepper flesh flavors in balance with a really juicy hop profile. A very enjoyable offering.
Oct 23, 2016
Rated: 3.06 by Seanecy from Virginia

Oct 01, 2016
Rated: 4 by bgold86 from New York

Sep 04, 2016
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Reviewed by smdshack from Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Good head, nice color, average smell. Disappointing taste. Expected to taste jalepeno and cilantro and but it has an over powerful bitter hop taste. Wife agreed it was a bitter beer. Expected better from Jailbreak. Love their Amber.
Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by soupyman10 from District of Columbia

Jul 26, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This was just not for me. I like the idea, but the heat from the peppers really subdued the hops for me. Instead of an IPA with a slight touch of pepper, I got a pepper beer with literally no hops.
Jul 12, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by btheluvdoctor from New Jersey

Jul 12, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by ckollias from Maryland

May 15, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by rjd722 from Maryland

May 15, 2016
Rated: 4 by NumberNone from Maryland

May 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not too hot. The jalapenos are there but maybe more bitter than hot. Good looking beer as well. Nice amber orange with a substantial two finger off white head.
Apr 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From a can, pours a brilliantly clear copper-amber. Nice finger of dense off-white foam. Smell is a bit muted, but there are piney hops mixed with some spicy pepper, with a little sweet malt. Taste follows, with just a bit of the jalapeno heat. Not getting the cilantro. Feel is on the thin side of medium.

Overall I liked this beer much more than I thought I would, given that I'm not generally a fan of adjunct beers. This drinks fine all by itself, but would be killer with a Mexican meal. A well-made beer worth trying for sure.
Apr 15, 2016
Rated: 3.4 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Mar 18, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jan 28, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by Wattie from Virginia

Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 3.51 by Trbtodd from Virginia

Jan 21, 2016
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Another CANtastic trip down to DC to visit my aunt & uncle enabled me to score a CAN of my very own! Someone else had a CAN several months back, but it was for sharesies & I need the Full CANty to myself to inCANlude it in The CANQuest (tm). In fact, this is one of the tenets of The CANifesto, now posted for the edfiCANtion of all. Musical acCANpiniment by early Red Hot Chili Peppers.

I welcomed the Maryland Jalapeno pepper & his bindle to The CANQuest (tm) with a loud Crack! He responded by jumping up through the vent to greet me & I CAN tell that we were going to get along together. I turned him upside-down for an inverted Glug, but he expressed his displeasure by erupting in a furious explosion of three fingers of tawny, foamy, rocky head that slowly simmered back down, but not before etching the glass with its fiery lacing. I donned my asbestos gloves before CANtinuing. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-plus quality clarity. It was as though any and all particulate had been burned off in a scorched earth movement. Nose was wild - earthy, minty, spicy, definitely the sum of its parts. Mouthfeel was medium. The initial taste was that of earthy jalapeno pepper, but it was not wildly out of CANtrol. Instead, it was tempered by a light mintiness from the hops, which actually got kind of lost in the action or maybe that was the cilatro, but either way, it kept the heat in check. I will CANfess that I allowed mine to come up to room temperature because I had drank this cold before & thought that I was missing nuances. Sure, it is a bit of a novelty, but it still is a nuanced beer. The finish was dry and an earthiness remained that reminded me of tomato plants. Would I want a steady diet of this? No. But it was interesting to drink and I think that it would go well with a lot of different foods & cheeses.
Jan 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Gavilan from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
If you like spicy pepper beers you should try this one. Great jalapeño smell, the same as in the taste. Faint heat in the back. Really enjoyed this beer.
Jan 09, 2016
Rated: 1.73 by Boxerjay from Pennsylvania

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 4 by siscokid79 from Maryland

Dec 21, 2015
Rated: 3.29 by luke12345 from Pennsylvania

Dec 19, 2015
Rated: 2.5 by Dduquette from Maryland

Dec 18, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by ECsurfattic from Virginia

Dec 09, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by SarcasticAaron from Virginia

Nov 23, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 3 by Skabiski from Maryland

Oct 18, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by Colin32 from Pennsylvania

Oct 08, 2015
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hybrid IPA/Chile beer on tap (adjusted from notes from six pack):
Pours a sort of out-of-style but definitely non-pale orange with an overall brown tint - almost an slightly yellow orange tan. The head is nice and lasting with decent lacing to get some point back.

Nose definitely has pepper, and oddly reminds me of a jalapeño cheese curl or Cheetos. Not much gets through, but it's interestingly nice.

Rating as a chile beer, a decent amount of pepper taste, but very little heat. Pepper and greenness dominate, perhaps the cilantro coming into play. There's a general earthy bitterness behind the vegetal pepper but not a strong player. The malt provides a nice layer to carry the pepper, maybe the lightest honeysuckle sweet note to open the taste before the pepper comes in.

Feel is actually nice-decent carbonation, not as heavy as it "looks".

Overall enjoyable beer, even though it's really a stretch as an IPA. Ignoring the pepper it might be an APA. As a chile/vegetable beer the notes come through but barely any heat. So it's likely gonna be hit or miss.
Sep 29, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Adamostella from Washington

Sep 29, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Sep 22, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by oldn00b from Virginia

Sep 16, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by Yancey82 from Pennsylvania

Sep 11, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by Chuckletheturtle from Delaware

Sep 02, 2015
Welcome To Scoville Jalapeño IPA from Jailbreak Brewing Company
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