Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.48/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
1 PT. 6 FL. OZ.
Harrington, Klages & Maier Munich Malts; Cascade & Willamette hops; Chipotle Peppers; Free Range Coastal Waters; Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast
13 PLATO 34 IBU
77 AA 3.2 L
Silver @ World Beer Championships
Appearance light cream colored, micronized, 1.5-inch thick (at pour) head; moderately opaque, light amber body; lace is reasonable
Smell not exciting on the nose; every note seems to be muted; spice initially then the chipotle weaves and blends with the spice
Taste again not a big sensory experience here but Id rather err on the side of mellow than overpowering when it comes to peppers based on my conservative taste in the category; a bit smokey and a bit chipotle; malty; pleasant light touch of chipotle and smoke remain in the aftertaste with chipotle and a bit of raw green vegetable winning out for the long haul
Mouthfeel light/medium-bodied; a bit creamy to open then the desert dryness slams the door at the back of the tongue with the slightest dose of heat entering at the back of the throat in the aftertaste; a 4 would fit the category well if it wasnt for the parch
Drinkability easy drinking if the close wasnt like the dunes of the Sahara
First, let me state that Im not a hot pepper fan but the chipotles light involvement is just about right for my taste. I cant say that Ill return to this category of beers based on my general respect for my taste buds but it certainly was worth a look.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2005 23:41:56 | More by Wonka
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