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Rogue Farms Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Chipotle AleRogue Farms Chipotle Ale

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Reviews: 11
Hads: 66
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 34.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jsh420 on 06-09-2014

9 Ingredients: 2-Row, C40 Malts & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Liberty™ & Alluvial™ Hops; Chipotle Peppers; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

22oz Bottle & Draft / 13° Plato / 40 IBU / 82 AA / 18° Lovibond
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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 66
Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rogue Farms Chipotle 5.4% ABV and 40 IBU's
I am a big spice head and I have been meaning to try another chipotle beer, so when I saw this at a local market I had to grab it in the 1 pint and 6 ounce bottle. I drank this one in a curvy tulip glass to hopefully catch more aromas.
Appearance: It looked red with less light, but with more light it is a dark, hazy sunburst orange. It is pretty fruity looking for a pepper beer.
Nose: It hits you with spice, chipotle peppers, tomato and hops.
Tongue: Maybe it is because of the reddish hue, or the sweetness of the chipotle peppers, but I get a tomato flavor there along with the spices. At first I was slightly turned off by it because it reminded me of a spicey V8. It is very different and I have never had anything like it. It has a hoppy bite to it along with the spice kick. What I like is that the chipotle and vegetable flavor of the beer is present throughout the entire sip. Some spice beers taste like a regular beer and only hit you with spice at the end. Here the peppers hits you at the beginning and the hops add to the kick at the end. They really linger well together. Sometimes I couldn't tell if it was the hops, or the spice that was giving me the kick on the aftertaste. The spice and hops stays on your tongue in between sips endlessly. It is smooth with a dry finish.
Overall: Rogue Farms Chipotle Ale is a genuinely original spice beer. If you are looking for something very different that blends all of it's elements well than this is a go to ale. The hop level is very present, but not over powering like an IPA's. I would say it is like an APA in that regard. I am not a hop head and usually go for beers with low IBU's, but I really liked the hops here. It has alot of flavor for a beer so low on the ABV scale. It does not taste weak by any means. Rogue doesn't usually disapoint and they came through on this one. Cheers, enjoy this one with some barbecue ribs and pepper on!

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weird. This is more of a savory beer. The roasted and smoked chipotle came through and mixed well with a base beer than didn't seem to have any residual sweetness. Nice pairing with texmex food.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on Saturday night 8/22/15. Found this single 22 ounce (650ml) bottle with a painted-on label in the discount bin (shopping cart) over at the Hy-Vee in Council Bluffs, Iowa for just $3.00 last Thursday. Usually seen this for around $7.95 or so. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .5L handled-glass stein. Contains 5.4% alcohol (ABV).

Brew pours a darker amber in color with a good almost 2-finger foamy/creamy off-white head. Some light sheets of lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of malt with a hint of spice and peppers. Going to say the taste pretty much follows the nose for this one. Light hint of smoked jalapeno peppers. Perfect balance of flavors and is NOT a hot spicy ale unlike many others. Really easy to drink and goes down easy. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall, really a great tasty brew that is worth a try!

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours lightly hazy and copper in color with an off-white, half finger head that dies rather quickly, leaving a mostly barren surface with a razor thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Rather smoky aroma with just a trace of peppery heat.

Taste - Smoky pepper flavor upfront and throughout. A malty undertone of bread and faint, buttery diacetyl notes. Hops become more noticeable as the beer warms, adding a light floral character to the experience. Heat from the peppers creep in mid-taste and strengthen in the finish, leaving a nice, light burning sensation on the tongue and lips, but it's nothing that's too high on the scoville scale.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Slick mouthfeel before leaving a crisp, dry finish and a modest burning sensation.

Overall - While similar, this is much better than the old Rogue Chiptole ale which, to me (and I'm going back 7-8 years in memory), had a more medicinal undertone. This one comes across as more natural, and while nothing spectacular, it delivers exactly what it promises on the label.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- amber color, thin size head, nice lacing
Smell- some peppers, some malt
Taste- malt, slight flavor of peppers, very subtle and mild
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good but I expected more peppers. At least a little bit of a kick.

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Photo of hophugger
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Didn't know what to expect. Even after drinking, not sure if it was what I was expecting !!, lol, .Pours a mostly clear caramel-gold color with minimal head and hardly any lacing to speak of. Aroma is pretty basic with touches of caramel malt and some hops. Don't really catch any of the chipotle pepper on the nose. Flavor is nice. A decent blend of hops and malt with a slight peppery finish. The chipotle pepper is nowhere near what I expected or what I wanted, considering the name. The pepper is, however, very subtle and would not scare anyone away that was afraid of a lot of heat. Overall, feels good on the palate, but I was hoping for more heat. The kick I wanted is missing !!

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Photo of Valley_Town_Sipper
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fear of spice, don't worry. . . No zip to this ale. It is more of a subtle chipotle flavor. Hits harder at first before mellowing out a bit with every sip thereafter. Color is ripe red with great clarity and no over carbonation. No smell to compliment it really than just a subtle malt. Paired with a nice night of home made Mexican food and definitely enjoying.

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Photo of rudimon
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

it had a smokey pepper flavor, i would have preferred something a bit hotter (i'm always chasing the sculpin habenero). overall, it was drinkable and quite good.

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Photo of briandaube
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted a good bit of Smokey chipotle peppers but was missing the heat. Not a bad beer the mouthfeel was a little thin, probably better when paired with some tacos or chili.

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Photo of beergoot
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear, bright copper body with a thick, large bubble head. Mild malt aroma with some vague herbal notes. Smokey notes arise with the first sip; biscuit malt; ever so slight peppery hint. Medium bodied.

A decent amber ale that lacks any real pepper flavor or zing but does offer a decent touch of smokiness. Otherwise, a rather mundane brew that suffers from the lack of any real chili pepper flavor despite its name -- smoke with no fire...

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Photo of jsh420
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours clear amber with a 1/4" white tight bubbly head which left tiny bit of lacing down the glass

smells of sweet malt earthy hops but no peppers?

taste - while there is a pepper flavor in the ale it is not enough to justify having chipotle in the name - good balance of malt to hops but the peppers could be missed if you did not swish and swirl and know the name chipotle ale

mouthfeel is great - medium body with plenty of carbonation

overall - this beer just does not pack the pepper punch from its original recipes - i would call for more peppers if you put peppers in the name of the beer

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Rogue Farms Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
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