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Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales

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Chipotle AleChipotle Ale

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1,301 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,301
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.49%
Wants: 71
Gots: 63 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 1,301 | Reviews: 685 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

EF4, Mar 07, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm trying to figure out if this version of the beer has changed much, if at all, from prior years because it was a lot better than I remember. The appearance of the poor was a dark amber hue with a light head. The smell was smokey with a little bit of pepper mixed in with the hops and malt smells. The taste and mouthfeel are what I love the most about the beer. The taste is deeply smokey with just a little bit of spice on the back of the throat. It makes the beer an easy pairing with Spanish and Indian food. The mouthfeel as well coats your cheeks so that there's a light tingle from the spice. Overall was very nice and for the price I found it at (7.99) not a bad buy.

WhiteHillsStore, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

tomcaran, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

GRG1313, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

dmorgan310, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

razorsdescent, Feb 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

tylerstravis, Feb 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Mcwill51, Feb 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

woodchipper, Feb 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

Troublebar, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

jheezee, Feb 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

dillon_1005, Feb 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

LXIXME, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

dwtyler, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Griffith, Jan 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

JJStout83, Jan 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

kybeerdrinker, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

DOCRW, Jan 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Rosstheboss, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

utvol, Jan 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

jimmy13, Jan 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

jgunther71, Jan 21, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, bread, chipotle pepper, light smoke, light citrus, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and chipotle pepper notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, chipotle pepper, light smoke, herbal, floral, grass, light citrus, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Slight herbal bitterness/pepper spice on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, chipotle pepper, light smoke, herbal, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt, pepper, and light hop flavors; with minimal pepper heat and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice chile beer! All around good balance and robustness of malt, pepper, and light hop flavors; and very smooth to drink with the minimal heat from the peppers. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

bigbutter, Jan 20, 2014
Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
81 out of 100 based on 1,301 ratings.