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Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales

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Chipotle AleChipotle Ale

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81
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1,250 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,250
Reviews: 682
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.49%
Wants: 66
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Label of 22 oz bottle:

8 Ingredients: Harrington, Klages & Maier Munich Malts; Cascade & Willamette Hops; Chipotle Peppers, Free Range Coastal Waters & Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast.

No Chemicals, No Preservatives, No Additives.

Dedicated to Spanish author Juan de la Cueva, who, in 1575, wrote of a Mexican dish that combined seedless chipotles with ale.

This ale is deep amber in color with a rich malty aroma, and delicately spiced with smoked Jalapeno peppers to give it that extra bite!

Oregon Brewed - Established 1988

Oxygen Fixing Caps - 35 IBU

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 03-09-2002)
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quasimoto

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Amber color with a crystal clean and nice head, but not much lacing.

S - Smoke dominates the nose for this one. But its not a real strong smoke aroma.

T - There is a certain sweetness to this beer that is over taken by the smokey spice, peppers in here.

M - Light body, sharp carbonation. Actually burns like pepper, and has a dry finish.

D - One a night is about all I can handle. For myself this is not a session beer. Might go nice with mexican food.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2007 12:09:13 | More by quasimoto
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -16%

06-23-2013 20:49:00 | More by Kirk
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TimH


3/5  rDev -16%

05-19-2012 18:20:46 | More by TimH
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16%

04-29-2014 17:15:52 | More by Belittle
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Vogt52

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16%

06-11-2014 18:58:15 | More by Vogt52
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quirk6

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16%

04-01-2013 00:04:13 | More by quirk6
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Skunkdrool

California

3/5  rDev -16%

11-17-2011 20:49:27 | More by Skunkdrool
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

05-18-2013 02:40:37 | More by GetTheYayo
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -16%

12-05-2011 04:33:16 | More by rab53
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

04-02-2014 15:14:09 | More by IAmHollywood13
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

02-17-2012 23:31:32 | More by savagepm
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3/5  rDev -16%

01-23-2012 02:18:23 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16%

06-11-2014 01:13:20 | More by ZinFanDave
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16%

02-18-2012 01:54:43 | More by jfcaa193
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

07-28-2013 12:10:34 | More by Mark5252
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16%

04-13-2013 21:14:36 | More by DaPan
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MathNut

Missouri

3/5  rDev -16%

07-14-2012 05:48:00 | More by MathNut
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jeanphony

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

12-14-2012 23:53:52 | More by jeanphony
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NvMyBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16%

12-23-2011 00:39:57 | More by NvMyBeer
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avylover

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber. My first "chili" beer. Figured with Rogue you can't go wrong. Pours slightly hazy golden with an orange tinge. The Head looked nice but died in a hurry. Aroma is of nice bready maltiness with some slighty meaty aromas & a good dose of hops. Taste is very clean. There is nothing special here really. Some very slight fig fruitiness at first, which gives way to bitter hops & some spiciness. Nothing really jumps out. Clean mouthfeel & aftertaste, very drinkable but nothing to write home about. Mediocre offering from rogue. Probably better to spend your money on your favorite macro instead of this for the price.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2003 03:12:19 | More by avylover
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terrabyte

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy brown, with a large light-brown head.

Aroma is surprisingly muted. There is a hint of smoked wood, and my imagination could pick up the smell of the chipotle, but only because I read it on the label. Otherwise it would have been overlooked.

Flavor was much more apparent than the aroma. It has a flat, woody base, followed by the chipotle smoke, with a hint of dark smokiness that reminds me of smoldering leaves. The amount of chipotle flavor is just right. It’s dominant, but not overbearing or hot.

Mouthful was fine, if maybe a bit boring. The chipotle flavor is going to keep you occupied, so this is a case of “if you don’t notice it, you’re doing your job”.

Drinkability is below average for a beer beverage, but above average for a chili beer. The flavor of the chipotle is spot on, it doesn’t taste fake or powdery, so I imagine it’s a real ingredient. However, I doubt there are many people that are hankering for liquid chipotle, and I don’t think there are many repeat customers. They’ll try it once for the experience or a gag gift, or a true gift for a pepper head.

Speaking of pepper heads, I am one. Ironically, chipotles are my least favorite pepper even though they’re all the rage now. I’ve had a couple of extreme pepper beers, and they’re nasty, nasty, nasty. This beer is not one of those. It’s not great, but it is approachable.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2006 14:35:16 | More by terrabyte
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Star80

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a copper color. Head ends up pretty thin. Can definitely pick up the chipotles in the aroma. Taste is quite smokey and peppery. Has some hops but not as much as other Rogues. Maybe that's what is missing, I think this beer would go well with a lot of foods, especially with American summertime cuisine. Right now my tastebuds are looking for something to pair it with...feels a little bit oily in my mouth. Perhaps I may revisit this one when I can eat something with it.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2005 04:36:09 | More by Star80
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hyland24

New York

2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured from a 650 ml bomber into a pint glass.

The beer poured a hazy copper with a 1/2 inch foam off white foam head.

The smell was hoppy with a sweet fruit, citrus scent. No smell of chipotle pepper whatsoever.

The initial sip is spicy but not from the pepper. Its a hoppy oily spice biting at the tip of the tongue. The initial hop bite fades into a citrus sweetness. After the beer is swallowed a slow heat creeps up starting at the back of the tongue and working its way down the throat. Its a mild heat but it is definitely noticeable. I never actually taste the pepper flavor only feeling the heat.

The mouthfeel is oily, allowing the hops to stick to the mouth also allowing the heat to remain. Its an interesting beer and I am glad I tried it but it is clearly not something you would drink more than one of.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2008 04:06:42 | More by hyland24
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d4114

California

2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Copper with a finger of off white head

S- Could smell it as soon as I opened it. Smells strong of smocked meats, also getting caramel and roasted malts, some alcohol too.

T- Smokey and buttery; I get meaty and bbq flavors that are followed by some buttery and creamy flavors.

M- Light bodied; Watery and light but not crisp.

O- Not bad but really not that good. Didn't get much heat from the peppers. After drinking half the bottle I was ready to stop drinking it.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 00:11:32 | More by d4114
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Red hued amber in colour. Creamy eggshell coloured foam retains moderately well and leaves a spotty lace. Muted aromas of toast and smoke. Tastes toasty with chipotle smokiness. Slight tang. Mild bitterness. Barely even a tingle of warmth from the peppers. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Feels smooth. I'm quite disappointed they played it safe with the chipotle, there is only a little smoke and almost no spice to be found in this beer. It doesn't taste bad, but it fails to meet expectations. A beer called Chipotle Ale should taste like chipotles.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 03:19:49 | More by mintjellie
Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
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