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Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales

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81
good

1,237 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,237
Reviews: 682
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.49%
Wants: 65
Gots: 43 | 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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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-02-2014 04:41:34 | More by bumchilly25
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billnet

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-29-2013 17:20:32 | More by billnet
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-23-2013 20:24:57 | More by jaxon53
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SlamLord

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-17-2013 01:43:43 | More by SlamLord
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-20-2013 16:24:03 | More by Zach122
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HoppyHoward

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-23-2012 03:33:55 | More by HoppyHoward
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Poserdisposer

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-13-2013 06:36:42 | More by Poserdisposer
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-22-2013 02:16:28 | More by wonothesane42
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-13-2012 10:44:54 | More by BrewtalAlement
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness date. Litle head and nice brownred foggy beer. Nose is good giving good C-hops, good full maltyness and and overal fresh and fruity nose. Taste is dry, full malty, citrussy before bitterness and the chile take overal. Something new to me but certainly not bad. After drinking longer this hanging chile taste comes in your mouth giving it an extra dimention in moutfeel that misses IMO some body. Good brew though that's easy drinkable and certainly something else.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2005 17:30:26 | More by paterlodie
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Ted

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-01-2013 00:50:29 | More by Ted
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JKAllen


3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-24-2012 18:03:19 | More by JKAllen
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Elprico

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-01-2013 00:28:34 | More by Elprico
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Kroller86

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-26-2013 03:23:09 | More by Kroller86
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-26-2012 20:26:01 | More by beerpadawan
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-10-2013 00:09:00 | More by spycow
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akakii

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-21-2013 23:41:08 | More by akakii
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-20-2014 19:18:13 | More by harpus
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Jave

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-01-2013 22:26:36 | More by Jave
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CaptainPancakes

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-31-2013 05:19:27 | More by CaptainPancakes
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Cwrw

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml bottle, and my first try of this "Chile" beer. I have to admit upfront the idea does not really pique my tastebuds, as I'm not overly fond of peppers or strong spices, but hey let's try this and see. Sometimes going in with little expectation heightens the appreciation...

Like the other Rogue beers I have sampled, this looks very good in the glass, with a rich amber/maple syrup colour and a cream-coloured head that is tight and left good lacing. Really lovely colour, straddling that wonderful hue between ruby red and rosewood brown. The chipotle peppers are definitely there as I first smell above the glass, which almost seem to emulate hops in their aroma. This smells almost tequila-like at times. Definitely spicy, with good full authentic chipotle notes, along with nice caramel malt and fairly assertive hopping. Actually very balanced with just enough of the Chipotle. Even without the peppers, this would be a fine pale ale. It really does remind me of some Chipotle dishes I have had, dry and a little astringent. Malting adds some caramel and light raisins and cream and bread. Taste showcases the peppers very expertly, with a very good balance here: it starts with dark malts and then in the middle really lets the pepper shine through, and by the finish you get that spicy tang that burns the lips and tongue a bit, as if you have just eaten a Chipotle pepper. Everything just...works somehow. The taste on the middle of the tongue is fantastic, and the aftertaste leaves a dry peppery feeling. I have to rate it high, not so much because I find it overly tasty, but because of the way they mixed the peppers with the beer. Fantastic execution. It seems to warm the throat and belly in a that way only peppers do. The taste is not extremely complex beyond the light roasty malting and the peppers, but the finish does leave some nice hoppy bitterness as well. Wow, this was pulled off very well. Good moderaly carbonated mouthfeel, and full bodied. A piquant beer, but also relatively drinkable. The pepper is never over-the-top, but neither is this a case of searching for some hidden flavour that leaves you wondering if this was just a misnamed pale ale. An admirable beer, and I was rather impressed. Would be fun to pair with Mexican or Indian dishes. This could stand up to repeated drinking too--not just a novelty one-time "glad I tried it" beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2006 09:33:29 | More by Cwrw
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hitter114

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a small white head orange in color quickly dissipating coating

S: Smells like Jalepenos, Farm Fresh But just not enough else going on (hop/malt)

T: Tastes like a nice pale ale with some extra creamyness/pepper taster. Unique

M: Interesting, Sharp and Creamy

Overall: Pretty solid beer, unique for sure, I could use a little more to dig into taste is somewhat one sided

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 03:02:38 | More by hitter114
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greenmark59


3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-01-2012 22:23:22 | More by greenmark59
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sirpennington

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-26-2013 14:30:48 | More by sirpennington
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-14-2014 21:19:39 | More by Hohnbaum
Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
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