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Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales

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81
good

1,253 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,253
Reviews: 682
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 65
Gots: 50 | 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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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12%

11-18-2011 20:48:27 | More by waiting4lunch
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Procured a bottle through a beer swap with joemcgrath27, thanks bud!

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden brown, thumb of light fluffy off-white head with decent retention and some fine sticky lacing.

S - Very unique. Some lemon citrus hops come through amid a powerful pepper and rye scent.

T - Again, a very unique offering. The hops are more subdued than implied by the nose. Oily peppers take over with a rye kick that perks up your taste buds. The lemon citrus hops do linger more on the finish with some caramel malts also poking through.

M - No complaints here. Medium bodied which goes down smooth.

D - My first experience with the chipotle ale, and it was one to remember. The flavours are very unique, and I was surprised how much it reminded me of a rye beer. The peppers definitely add a unique kick, and I would highly recommend that everyone takes this one for a ride.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 22:44:32 | More by andrenaline
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terrapinfan88

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

11-14-2011 07:26:03 | More by terrapinfan88
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BrutalSusan

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

12-15-2011 10:12:55 | More by BrutalSusan
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weerezboy

Washington

4/5  rDev +12%

03-06-2013 20:34:50 | More by weerezboy
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

01-25-2013 16:38:05 | More by hopandbarley28
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BrianFarragher

Delaware

4/5  rDev +12%

07-15-2014 23:24:35 | More by BrianFarragher
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +12%

12-18-2011 03:54:23 | More by mhaugo
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tomcaran

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%

03-04-2014 04:19:03 | More by tomcaran
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JDV

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice rich honey amber color with a good frothy whitish head. Smells of a touch of sweetness as it warms, but mostly of hops, and a slight bit of spicy heat, yet not a smoky chipotle spice smell at all. Taste is surprisingly smooth, hoppy, faintly sweet, a decent bit bitter, and perhaps the faintest bite of spice, but it might also just be flavor from the hops. There is a touch of sweetness in the aftertaste which is nice. It does have a warming effect in the chest area after it goes down also, but its definitely not a chipotle smell or smoked taste on the palate. Subtle but still nice, and even though I was expecting a touch more hearty spicy smokiness from the chipotle, It may have made for an overly spicy, unenjoyable beer. This may be the right spice level, but I wish it had a hint of smokiness still. Overall pretty well balanced, but maybe not what you'd expect from looking at the bottle. Good but was a bit pricy at $5.50 for a 22 oz bottle. I liked this beer more and more as I drank it

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 18:57:22 | More by JDV
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

06-24-2014 19:45:06 | More by seanchai
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VonZipper

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

03-25-2012 16:59:25 | More by VonZipper
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s35keith

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12%

12-20-2013 02:42:47 | More by s35keith
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rob99er

California

4/5  rDev +12%

05-02-2012 02:54:30 | More by rob99er
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Cougar990

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12%

07-01-2012 12:36:27 | More by Cougar990
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Wetpaperbag

Washington

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Nice hazy red coper colored beer. Finger width of light frothy foam.

S- The smell of the smoked chipotle chiles is very much alive and well. It smells good with the bread smell I'm also getting.

T- Tastes like more like a smoked paprika with a tiny touch of spice added in. This will go well with my hot wings for the night.

M- I was hoping for more spice to kick the tongues ass. I've heard a lot of people say it is too spicy for them to drink. I must have got the wimpafyed version.

D- Easy to drink, the smoked flavor is good and unique compared to other smoked beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2008 04:07:35 | More by Wetpaperbag
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Erice78

Florida

4/5  rDev +12%

06-03-2013 22:49:51 | More by Erice78
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kenzak

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%

11-16-2011 03:16:25 | More by kenzak
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fitius5150

Oregon

4/5  rDev +12%

03-16-2012 04:43:33 | More by fitius5150
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12%

11-20-2011 17:22:43 | More by DoctorB2B
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer from a 22oz. bottle. It had a 2 finger foamy fizzy head on top of a nice brown amber color body. The aroma is very nice of chili peppers and carmel notes. The taste is nice and smokey, nice malty taste on the back of the tongue. This beer has a nice mouth feel and is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 01:02:48 | More by chefhatt
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risteardj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

06-09-2014 03:49:10 | More by risteardj
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Avagadro

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: straw colored with a touch of red, this brew has plenty of lacing with moderate head.

S: the bouquet is strong and consists solely of smoke.

T: this brew has a delightfully smokey flavor, but little in the way of pepper or heat. Also, little malt or hops make it through to you.

M: this ale delivers a medium body with a frothy texture.

D: I wish there was a bit more to this brew. While the chipotle was nice, it demanded something more. Something to complement it. Most of the flavor was smoke, but not to the same caliber as their Smoke Ale. otherwise, this is a deliciously unique brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 04:15:08 | More by Avagadro
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courtld

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12%

06-02-2013 21:56:14 | More by courtld
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Bluerabbitbell

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

02-12-2012 12:42:38 | More by Bluerabbitbell
Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
81 out of 100 based on 1,253 ratings.