Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
22 oz bottle into tulip.
A: a hazy light orange hue. very slightly off-white head on top. O.K. retention and minimal lacing.
S: a real earthy smokey aroma. the aroma is mostly chipoltle peppers and not much else.
T: a little malt, a little bitterness, but not much as far as body flavor. most of the flavor comes towards the finish, which turnes to smokey chipotle peppers. as well as some heat. woohoo
M: very moderate carbonation on a light body.
D: this ale is exactly what it say's it is, a Chipotle Ale. aromas and flavors shout smokey chipotle peppers, which is unique and tasty, however i wish there was more of a body to go with it.
11-16-2011 02:33:49 | More by Jimmys
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
Beer/Brewery - Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales
City/State- Newport, Oregon
STYLE – Chile Beer
ABV – 5.5%
IBU – 35
DATE – 12 NOV 2011
SERVING TYPE – 12 OZ bottle
GLASSWARE – Tumbler
APPEARANCE – Reddish orange with a foamy head lingering at ¼ inch and a good flow of bubbles
AROMA- Sweet with a hint of cayenne
TASTE – Chipolata right off the bat but not spicy at all, just a nice roasted pepper taste, Refreshing believe it or not. As the beer warmed up are of the roasted pepper came out, but still never spicy
MOUTHFEEL – very smooth and a bit creamy.
CONCLUSION – I like it, weird flavor but it works. I would not drink it every day, but it is very enjoyable
11-12-2011 23:40:36 | More by Heischman
3.7/5 rDev +3.6%
So strange! This beer pours a burnt orange color with the tinniest off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells malty and smokey. Taste is complex.. Sweet, smokey, some malt, smoked chilies, lightly bitter with a drying end. There is a lingering sweetness between sips. This beer is really unique.. There are so many cool things going on here.
"ale brewed with chipotle peppers"
11-10-2011 19:44:50 | More by JustinMatthew
4.03/5 rDev +12.9%
A - Beautiful big soapy bone coloured head capping a deep dark golden amber. Sticky chunks of lace to the end.
S - Smoke and wood. More than a little bit like a rauchbier.
T - There's the peppers. Some meat also, chorizo. Wood fired pepperoni pizza with plenty of chilli.
M - Moderate to full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Bitter finish.
O - Very different and quite complex. Love the flavours and the whole experience really.
11-06-2011 08:25:36 | More by dansmcd
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
A- Out of the bottle with a full finger of light cream head over a beer with a orange color, tinted with red (just as the beer is tinted w/ chile...) to turn it towards the bronze spectrum. Not really any lacing.
S- The chipotle is definitely noticeable here, very much like the canned product, or a dried chile. It smells quite smoky, and spicy. As the beer warms, some different flavors come out- grass and pale malt.
T- Again, the chipotle is very noticeable. I was expecting hot spiciness but really only the flavor is there (see below for more). And there's a decent amount of hops as well, tending towards earthy-grassy variety of flavors. A beer that doesn't overwhelm.
M- My entire tongue is stimulated with this one. The sweetness sticks to the front; the spiciness sits in the middle; and the bitter hops are at the back. A complete package of mouthfeels. Very nice.
O- As expected this would pair great with some food. I was expecting a lot hotter beer. But this is really chipotle flavor with only a tint of heat. Well done.
10-28-2011 06:32:15 | More by zdk9
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
on tap at Rogue Ales in Newport - served in a ROGUE pint glass
A - transparent golden amber body; off-white head
S - weak spicy hoppy smell
T - spicy up front with a light malt flavor and a touch of hops; the finish features chipotle peppers and a strong bitterness
M - medium body; average carbonation
O - The flavor is a little underwhelming, but otherwise pretty good for the style. Try one if you're in the mood for a spicy beer.
10-20-2011 00:19:31 | More by lwillitz
3.73/5 rDev +4.5%
Color is a medium brown. A bit hazy. Pour with about a half inch of white head, which dissipates quickly, but leaves a thin layer on the surface. Smells very earthy and smokey. definitely some pepper in the scent. More smokey than peppery. Tastes a little flat. Starts off like a hoppy ale. In the middle you'll find a slight sting on the tongue, which turns into a pretty powerful hoppy bitterness. The bitterness will linger in the mouth for a few seconds. The beer had pretty good body, but I personally feel that it's a little watery. Good carbonation.
Overall, I feel that the beer lacks the real "chipotle" experience. You'll start to feel the peppery flavors as you drink more of the beer, but the peppery chipotle flavor is overshadowed by the smokiness. A good beer, but not one I'm eager to try again.
10-10-2011 03:12:18 | More by negroobserver
4.15/5 rDev +16.2%
Poured from a bomber into a tumbler, the beer is a vibrant, slightly hazed copper coloring with no head. The nose is caramel malty in the background, with a pepper spice and smokiness in the forefront. Flavors are heavily ladened with the peppery flavors, both sweet and spicy, and a heavy dose of roasted smokiness. Very well balanced, and a good background of malt sweetness to keep everything held together and smooth. The beer is mid-bodied, and remains on the light side for the flavor profile. The aftertaste is mostly the smokiness, with bits of the pepper vegetable on the palate. Mid-linger finish, again mostly the smoke. Very unique and interesting brew. Great flavors, and not overpowering. Can't wait to have it with some enchiladas, or other Mexican fare.
10-08-2011 22:42:37 | More by GarthDanielson
Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
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