Ridge Brewing Co. – Ay Caramba! Jalapeño IPA

Ridge Brewing Co. – Ay Caramba! Jalapeño IPA


3 out of 5
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
3.5 out of 5


3.6 out of 5


  • Type: IPA
  • Brand: Ridge Brewing Company
  • Release Date: February 28, 2016
  • Pros:

    Fresh and spicy, and very jalapeno

  • Cons:

    Could be too spicy for some drinkers

  • Conclusion:

    A unique beer with a healthy dose of spice and flavour

Ridge Brewing Ay Caramba! Jalapeno IPARidge Brewing Company – Ay Caramba! Jalapeño IPA Review

Ridge Brewing Company from Maple Ridge, BC turns up the heat with their Ay Caramba! Jalapeño IPA.  The beer pours from the bomber bottle a cloudy, dark amber colour with one finger of off-white head that dissipates almost immediately.  The beer gives off an intense aroma of freshly chopped green peppers, jalapeño, spicy heat, floral hop tones, and a very subtle caramel note.  The taste is immediately of biting into a fresh green pepper that is replaced quickly by jalapeño spice.  Subtle malt and hop undertones follow the initial freshness and spiciness.  The finish offers a building heat on the tongue and lips that may overwhelm those who are not accustomed to spicy foods.  This beer is unique having had jalapeño peppers added to both the boil and fermentation, and offers both the lingering spicy notes and the freshness of the pepper itself.  Ay Caramba, that’s one spicy beer!

Alcohol – 5.5%
IBU – 70
Size – 650mL

Ridge Brewing Ay Caramba! Jalapeno IPA GlassRidge Brewing Ay Caramba! Jalapeno IPA Close-up

About Author

Jeremy Nemanishen

Jeremy is the founder of craftbeervancouver.ca and a contributor to Beer Me BC. He has a passion for promoting all things relating to craft beer. To learn more about the beermebc.com editorial team visit beermebc.com/the-beer-me-bc-team/.

Write a Comment

Leave a Reply