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Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales

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Chipotle AleChipotle Ale

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1,318 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,318
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.49%
Wants: 71
Gots: 64 | 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: 1,318 | Reviews: 687 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

blindseer, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Dark33, Apr 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

dseiters, Apr 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

Chrixsus, Apr 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Beerme09, Apr 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

dac0152, Apr 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

nrombes, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of buschbeer
2.23/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

650ml bottle
Served in a conical pint glass

A - It pours amber in color and is capped with a couple of inches of off white head.

S - Initially, all I got was a sweet mess. Eventually, my nose detected some fresh pepper. It just has an overtly sweet smell to it.

T - There is more pepper in the taste. It starts out with a honey sweetness and then the pepper rushes in. The pepper taste is not to my liking. I don't know how to describe it. It is just not good.

M - Pretty thin

O - I love spicy food. I do not love this spicy beer. There are too extremes, spicy and sweet, battling it out and my tastebuds are losing. I would not recommend.

buschbeer, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Davekim_md, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

RichH55, Mar 26, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -58%

jawneyt, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

VonZipper, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very lightly hazy (almost clear) copper in color with some very light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that reduces to thick patches and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: The aroma on this beer is surprisingly light - expected more of a punch from the peppers but they are there in a more subtle fashion. I get the smokiness and a little of the spiciness of the chipotle peppers along with some malt sweetness.

T: The flavor starts with some malt sweetness (just a hint of caramel to it) and then the flavor of the peppers comes in... There is a really pleasant smokiness of the chipotle pepper and just a touch of heat.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation.

O: Different but drinkable, I would not call this beer sessionable but it is also not something I'm sorry that I chose (or disappointed to have). I would likely not get this beer again and I'm not sure there are really any beers in this style that I want for... The alcohol is not very noticeable and the pepper flavor is not overly hot.

dbrauneis, Mar 20, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've seen this beer around and decided to give it a shot finally. It sounded interesting at the least. I think this is probably the first "chile beer" I've ever tried.

This bomber poured a rich clear amber color with a thick white head that fades to almost nothing a bit quickly.

Aroma is big on the chipotle peppers. Hint of smoke and hops. and a mild malty sweetness.

Taste is where this thing gets really interesting. The smoky chipotle peppers really come through and is the most prominent flavor. Very little but balanced malt and hops hide but can be tasted. Very different from anything I've ever had. It's clean though.

Medium creamy body. Decent carbonation. A bit of spiciness but finishes clean and smooth and is pairing excellently with the mexican dish I am eating. It's different and definitely not something I'd drink every day but it was enjoyable.

nimrod979, Mar 18, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A clear copper olor with a finger's width off-white head and lacing down the glass.

S: One of the most fragrant chile beers I've smelled. There is a toasted malt aroma with a strong smoked chipotle pepper. Very nice.

T: Continued from the aroma....A toasted malt flavor with smoked peppers. There is also a nice herbal hop to cut through the sweet malt and peppers. The finish is the best part, a little smoke, a little hop and a decent hot spice burn on the tongue.

M: Light body with ligh carbonation. A little dry in the finish. As mentioned before, there is a burn from the chipotle.

O: Good chile beer. Definitely recommend picking up and pairing with food.

Kromes, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Zachb4au, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

fitius5150, Mar 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

logicalparadox, Mar 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

TheRuss9585, Mar 09, 2012
Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
81 out of 100 based on 1,318 ratings.