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Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales

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81
good

1,254 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,254
Reviews: 682
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 65
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
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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Seanstoppable

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Picked this up with an assortment of other Rogue ales locally.

Pours out into an orange-reddish color with moderate head. Smells faintly of smoke and peppers. Taste is of some smoke, with the slow burn of some mild hot peppers that lasts quite a while. Overall, quote light, and not as overwhelming as some chili ales I have sampled, but the burn lasts longer than I would expect. I found myself nursing this over a long period of time, much longer than I would have had something similar without the peppers.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2009 01:34:31 | More by Seanstoppable
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -16%

04-27-2013 09:58:24 | More by Kelp
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wmickdds32

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

11-29-2011 05:10:50 | More by wmickdds32
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akgroom

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16%

05-04-2012 17:54:16 | More by akgroom
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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
Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
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