Alaskan Brewing Co. is starting a hot new trend with its newest Pilot Series release — a double IPA brewed with jalapeño peppers, available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft throughout the 15 states where Alaskan is distributed.
“Our brewers were on a quest to brew up a hop-forward beer with a smooth malt body and just enough heat to stave off the Alaskan cold,” said Brewer Rob Day. “They were interested in maximizing the jalapeño to showcase its flavor and aroma.”
Alaskan Jalapeño Imperial IPA is made from glacier-fed water, the finest quality Centennial, Sterling, Magnum and Apollo hops, premium two-row and specialty malts, and a whole lot of fresh jalapeños.
An early review was posted on the brewery’s Facebook page by a consumer in Colorado — Dale Roberts:
“I was ‘window shopping’ yesterday and was shocked to see a release from one of my favorite breweries sitting there on the shelf. I think there was a ray of light glimmering off the gold crown on the top. Needless to say this mystery bottle found its way home with me and I could not wait to dive in last night!
Anyway (as I wipe the drool off my lower lip) this beer is awesomeness in a 22-ounce bottle! The jalapeño is just the right amount of spice in the beer to keep it from being a novelty. Great nose of roasted pepper goodness followed by a nice hop presence. Medium body perfectly balanced malt to hop then as you take that breathe after swallowing the nectar in your mouth a nice simmer is left, warming your soul! This beer was incredible (actually the song from the Lego Movie pops in my head when I talk about it…) and highly recommended if you have any like chili beers, etc.”
Thanks Dale — Alaskan Brewing couldn’t have said it any better! Alaskan Jalapeño Imperial IPA is available now through June.