Tonight I will be checking out a new entry in the Pilot Series of beers from Alaskan Brewing Company with their Jalapeno Imperial IPA, which is a Chile Beer with 8.5% Alcohol By Volume. One the label is a painting of Augustine, which is one of the many active volcanos in the “Ring of Fire” on the Alaskan Peninsula.
Alaskan Jalapeno Imperial IPA is a brilliant orange colored beer, with a medium sized, cream colored head smearing a thick coat of lacing on the glass as the beer is consumed.
The jalapeno is the standout in the nose, with some citrus hop notes lingering in the background.
Sweet malt starts off the taste, but the hops and peppers combine to take center stage. Lightly floral and citrus, with some bitterness in the finish pairing up with a bit of spicy pepper, which gains a bit of heat as the beer warms a bit. Mouth is medium bodied and moderately carbonated.
The pepper spice in Alaskan Jalapeno Imperial IPA is the focus of the taste profile, but isn’t pushed too far like some Chile Beers. The hops are a bit light for an Imperial IPA, but overall this is a pretty tasty beer.
Alaskan Jalapeno Imperial IPA : B
Alaskan Jalapeno Imperial IPA Specs
SRM : 15
Beer Reviews by Prof Sudz