Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales
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4.2/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Rogue Chipotle Ale
Poured from the bomber and was greeted with a deep amber color beer. There was a thin off white head that sat atop the brew that quickly settled to a scant foamy film across the top. Not much lacing at all. (Is this from the oils that were in the peppers?)
I enjoy cooking and have used canned chipotles on several occasions. There is no secret what the aroma is... Chipotle Peppers all the way mixed with a slight malt aroma. The smoky aroma that comes from the chipotles is quite intriguing.
I have to admit that I'm really enjoying this beer. It almost seems that the malt notes are balanced with the smokiness & spiciness of the chipotles vs. the traditional hops.
I timed this tasting/review to go along with a spicy Buffalo Chicken appetizer that we are having. I tried the beer first and now am enjoying both together. I have to say the pairing is excellent.
Mouth feel is fairly light but seems bigger due to the smoky/spicy nature of the beer.
The finish is more of a lingering spiciness with very subtle hop notes.
I really like this.
I would highly recommend pairing with the proper food. Not sure I'd drink this on its own. But for the specific spicy occasion this is perfect.
Note - I've let three other family members try this with the spicy appetizer and all three really enjoyed it.
Get it the next time you have guests and intend to serve a spicy dish.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2008 21:44:49 | More by Reagan1984
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