Jalapeño IPA
Boojum Brewing Company

Jalapeño IPAJalapeño IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #2,103
Ranked #16,960
4.1 | pDev: 10.73%
Boojum Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
Jalapeño IPAJalapeño IPA
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Overall, an excellently evenly-balanced jalapeno IPA! I could drink a lot of these and at the same time be satisfied since the seeds have been removed yet still having the body remaining for flavor.

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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Where the common brewer would be happy to land enough Galaxy and Citra hops for an IPA, the Boojum brewers go a step further and find balance in a wheaty backbone rather than simply the barley ones used in typical IPA. But pushing further yet again, the use of jalapeno kick this herbal, fruity and grassy beer up a serious notch.

Milky and golden, the beer's "white" influence shows with a creamy haze and a rich meringue of eggshell foam that crowns the glass. Bready, toasty and oh-so citrusy, the nose is chocked full of grapefruit, orange and passionfruit and with the spicy, grassy and vegetative twinge of green pepper. To taste, the beer is lightly caramelized and semi-doughy with a hint of sugar cookie and graham cracker upon first sip.

And as the taste is rounded on the middle palate, its the hops that stand tall. White grapefruit, slightly under-ripened orange, lemon, berry, pineapple and passionfruit all contribute high citrus and tropical flavors that carry and almost-tart taste. As the sweetness lifts, the peppers come out to play- bringing a bright, grassy and spicy taste of peppercorn and bell pepper.

Medium-bodied and trending more and more bitter, the taste of tropical and citrus fruit rinds frame the lasting bitterness along with fresh chive and pine. Light peppery warmth carries the jalapeño flavor in all its radiance and only a kiss of capsaicin that lingers along with the hops.

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Jalapeño IPA from Boojum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 12 ratings