Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.51/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
General - This beer was from a bottle that poured this into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
Appearance - Great color to the beer, a nice clean amber color. Head was a great off white that diminished fairly slowly. Great lacing on the beer though. The color of the beer honestly reminds me a of a pepper for some reason!
Smell - A smoky scent to the beer with a slight (very mild) burn from the peppers. Really like it, different for sure, but very nice. I can smell a slight backbone of malt with a touch of hops although they aren't floral or fruity. Just a slight bitterness.
Taste - Very understated chipotle taste, really enjoyable. There is a slight burn at the back of the throat after drinking it but nothing that would be "overkill". A definite bitterness to this beer also, you can taste the hops in it more than I expected that you would be able to. The malted flavor stands up to the chipotle very well. There is a good smokey flavor with the beer also, not as severe or noticeable as a true smoked beer but there is a certain hint to it. Very nice.
Mouthfeel - A little on the thin side for a true amber ale, I would say light to medium light. Pretty highly carbonated also.
Overall - Something different that's not TOO different. If you were to drink this without knowing what it was you would know that it was with some sort of pepper but it's not too pronounced. Not something to have every day or in large quantities but for a random beer every once in a while it's good.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2013 03:47:27 | More by BeerEngineer
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Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
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