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Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales

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Chipotle AleChipotle Ale

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81
good

1,276 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,276
Reviews: 682
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 67
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
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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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SShelly

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured from a bomber.

Medium burnt red color with 2" white fluffy head, great head retention and fairly crystal clear.

Initialy has a large hop aroma with a little bit of spice to back it up.

Malty flavor up front with a large spice note on the back of the tongue. This beer leaves a fairly large spice flavor on the back of your mouth. Definetly a "chipotle" kinda flavor but more of a generic spice than a specific one.

Im usually not a fan of this style of specialy ale but this really was quite the tasty beer, kinda a malty brown ale with a big addition of spice. Probably something I will buy again, though Im not sure when.

11-01-2008 04:14:39 | More by SShelly
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treehugger02010

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%

I had this bottle at Gullifty's in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Appearance: Translucent amber brown color, with a couple fingers of head. The head produced good lacing and had decent retention.
Smell: The smell was rather hoppy, kind of what you would expect from something with Chipotle peppers in it.
Taste: Suprisingly, this spicy hop aroma was not followed up with anything in the taste. There was a strong malt background, an apparent hop forground, but without the spice.
Mouthfeel: Kind of stiff.
Drinkability: Certainly a great beer.
Don't drink and review.

04-21-2007 13:16:27 | More by treehugger02010
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-16-2014 03:21:11 | More by tbryan5
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Draft at the Barcade in NY during our 3/19/05 crawl!
Was told it was tapped the night before. Deep and amber, clear, with a dusting of faint white head. Can’t smell anything really, just slight maltiness, very clean. -(and there was not a bit of smoke in the air). Smooth with a touch of carbonation, but you barely feel it -nice. Deep and malty, burnt toast. Bit of lingering caramelly sweetness. There is just a touch of a tingle to your tongue, but no heat at all. I was hoping to get a bit of it- I knew not to expect a CaveCreek or anything, but still thought I would catch more than there is. And since this was still freshly tapped, I assume this is what the heat is supposed to be at. A lot of flavor is left in your mouth. Decently drinkable with nice flavors, but I was still hoping to get a bit of a punch -or at least a nudge from this one.

03-20-2005 19:20:06 | More by shapudding
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-24-2013 23:57:44 | More by DerekQXQX
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JoeBlevins

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-27-2013 10:26:22 | More by JoeBlevins
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Poured into a pint glass.
shared 1/2 of a 22oz bottle with a friend.

a: Foamy two finger head, with great retention that lasted the whole beer. Good dark copper, wood color.

s: Not impressed by the smell, it smells like beer, but I was hoping for something a little bit more spicy of an aroma.

t: The taste is explosive. The hints at vanilla and pine reflect on the spicy notes from the chipotle. The off-tastes are that of the spicy chipotle pepper. The first time I had tried this beer, I could not find the spicy notes, but this time...(is this the same beer>)

m: Short mouthfeel, that of a ale that is dry and quick off the palate.

d: Not the most drinkable beer, not that I do not enjoy the style or the ale, but a pepper or spiced beer is in my preference best enjoyed time to time. Maybe I will wait a week before more.

notes: Rouge, taking the brewing to another limit and the result is this bright, and tasty chipotle beer. Really good, perhaps the best pepper beer I have had in a long time.

04-29-2010 13:22:56 | More by GDBEERMAN
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-04-2014 00:57:31 | More by jheezee
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dbumgarner

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-14-2014 21:40:33 | More by dbumgarner
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eliz108

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-17-2013 15:59:57 | More by eliz108
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dave00100

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-28-2012 22:16:59 | More by dave00100
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-24-2013 23:49:22 | More by Ajlvt
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-03-2014 03:42:14 | More by wesley14
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-24-2013 17:32:50 | More by Segelstrom
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-23-2014 14:25:05 | More by CUbeerfan
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sneth019

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-14-2012 23:13:08 | More by sneth019
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-04-2014 06:48:12 | More by VeganUndead
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wedge

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Mostly clear rusty orange color with a tall, lumpy head of pure white foam. Some mild smokiness in the nose over a nice balance of malt and hops. Mellow bready yeast and slight grassy hops. The flavor opens with a pleasant malty sweetness...very Rogue tasting of course. Seems like a fairly simple well-balanced ale with just a bit of smokiness. The hops add just enough flavor with some lingering grassiness. Pretty clean overall and medium bodied with prickly carbonation.

You can tell peppers were used, but mostly in the aftertaste and a bit of warmth in the throat. Typical Rogue quality...solid.

07-06-2009 23:21:54 | More by wedge
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user785335

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-21-2014 10:15:31 | More by user785335
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Greywulfken

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-31-2014 02:00:09 | More by Greywulfken
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-01-2013 22:03:39 | More by OregonGrown7
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tabhill

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-16-2014 01:54:06 | More by tabhill
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-30-2013 03:55:44 | More by lisahope27
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

From the bottle into a pint glass

Clear orange with a small circle of white head, smells kind of bready and sweet and then a spicy peppery note hits, tastes sweet like a bready amber ale, a light smokiness is present and some pepper flavor comes through as well, not too hot but it is certainly present, mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Decently drinkable, I could see someone really liking this one if they were a fan of chipotle. I would drink this again if I was in the mood. I see real potential for this beer in a recipe of some sort. A nice sweetness is present and the pepper could definitely add some spice. I might pick this one up to make chili with.

03-09-2011 23:16:35 | More by jpmclaug
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-18-2014 01:09:17 | More by DrMindbender
Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
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