The beer pours a burnt orange and amber in color. There is a short, thin head of white foam. The aroma is peppery, fresh and roasted, spicy. The taste follows the aromas, a lightly malty lager just strong enough to carry a wave of spicy, fresh, and lightly roasted jalapeno peppers. The heat is moderate, strong, but not at all overpowering. The heat combines with the carbonation to give a pleasant sting down the upper throat. This is a decent pepper beer. The bottle is correct when it says it balances the pepper heat and flavor.