1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales

Not Rated.
Chipotle AleChipotle Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,257 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,257
Reviews: 682
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 65
Gots: 50 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Chipotle Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,257 | Reviews: 682 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of StoicBeast


3/5  rDev -16%

06-16-2012 11:32:08 | More by StoicBeast
Photo of RWACKO

New York

1/5  rDev -72%

11-20-2011 23:37:08 | More by RWACKO
Photo of jeanphony

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

12-14-2012 23:53:52 | More by jeanphony
Photo of abcsofbeer


3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with no freshness date. The color is a reddish brown with orange high lights. There is a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing.

The aroma smells a bit spicyand somewhat smoky, a little like a taco salsa. It also smells like a typical ale until you get further down the glass. The taste is pretty hoppy and blended well with some malts. It is followed by a definite hot spiciness along with more hop bitterness. It leaves a spicy taste on the back of the tongue, just like a mild salsa. The spiciness is actually warming. This is definitely different, but, not one I could drink more than one of.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2006 22:44:49 | More by abcsofbeer
Photo of ToddT


3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Slightly hazy copper color with a two finger off white head. Head falls slowly to a cap and leaves some spotty lace on the glass.

S- Smokey and a little spicy. Kind of reminds me of being at a BBQ and standing far enough away from the pit to just get whiffs of the food every now and then.

T- Nice flavor of smoke and chipotle peppers at first. Some sweet caramel and wood char at the middle then the finish comes in with some spicy heat. Heat is not from alcohol but from the pepper's spice.

M- Medium in body and well carbonated. Finish is crisp and spicy.

D- Tough call but at 5.5% ABV it's not overpowering in alcohol. In fact you don't even taste the alcohol, what you do taste is the smoke and pepper spice. I enjoyed it but I wouldn't want too many of these.

If you like BBQ and spicy food then you are going to like this beer. If you don't then this will not be one for you. I'm hanging on to a couple of bottles to do some cooking with, this would be great in chili or as a base for a marinade. Pick up a bottle or two for this reason if no other one.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 04:09:25 | More by ToddT
Photo of jawneyt


1.5/5  rDev -58%

03-26-2012 03:22:38 | More by jawneyt
Photo of ColdWaffles


3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-24-2013 02:15:08 | More by ColdWaffles
Photo of cd34


3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-20-2014 01:33:04 | More by cd34
Photo of woodchipper


3.25/5  rDev -9%

02-16-2014 22:41:05 | More by woodchipper
Photo of AWS2111


3/5  rDev -16%

01-11-2012 20:30:25 | More by AWS2111
Photo of MADPolo


3/5  rDev -16%

07-03-2013 14:42:28 | More by MADPolo
Photo of Rickythejeweler


3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Hazy copper-amber, 1 and a half finger frothy off white head, good lacing.

S - Slightly pungent, peppers, light hops.

T - Balance of light hops and light malts, pepper kick, vegetable finish, watery.

M - Pretty smooth, moderate carbonation, oily vegetable aftertaste.

O - Not too good.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 02:15:12 | More by Rickythejeweler
Photo of Gaisgeil


3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Quite an interesting ale, Rogue really made this appealing.

Pours a deep amber/chestnut in color with a fizzy white head. Nose is noticably malty with a certain vague smokiness to it. Taste is sort of rudimentary at first, but then the smoke/heat combo make a bit of a bite on the tongue along with a certain sweetness. Mouthfeel is silky and medium bodied, drinkability is quite high. Pairs very well with barbeque.


Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2005 10:38:31 | More by Gaisgeil
Photo of CMOrak


3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-20-2013 00:44:38 | More by CMOrak
Photo of RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

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

Amber in color, with a small ring of off-white bubbles. Clean, crisp, and slightly hoppy aroma similar to a pale ale, with a hint of smoked pepper.

The taste is more of the same, and better than I expected. More smooth, smoky pepper with a palate-cleansing finish of hops. Very enjoyable and unique...

Now, to try the Mole Black & Tan with a Rogue Chocolate Stout....mmm...that's ridiculously tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2005 13:21:48 | More by RockyTopHeel
Photo of bosco7


3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper color with off-white sticky head. Velvety lacing.

Rasins, chipotle peppers (of course), smoke, and caramel in the nose.

Nice savory, smokey, and peppery flavors with plenty of caramel to balance those falvors out. Slight crisp and clean hop flavors detectable. Some bite from the peppers in the finish.

Smooth and light mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable in a wierd savory kind of way. Paired very nicely with a Portabella burger. I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2007 03:22:41 | More by bosco7
Photo of Los1324

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

07-30-2013 01:28:43 | More by Los1324
Photo of tabascosigned


4/5  rDev +12%

07-18-2013 15:15:54 | More by tabascosigned
Photo of yossarian14


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

I thought this beer was very good. The smell of chipotle peppers was strong. The taste was very smokey. If you hate these two attributes then you will no doubt hate this beer, but as a chile head and a fan of all things smokey, I really enjoyed this beer. I had this with spicy chile and would buy it again. I think it would be a nice beer to cook with as well as drink with BBQ or mexican.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 00:58:39 | More by yossarian14
Photo of Absolut


2.75/5  rDev -23%

06-23-2013 03:08:42 | More by Absolut
Photo of wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-11-2014 20:21:25 | More by wvbrewcrew
Photo of Buggies


4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first chile style beer, so I can't really score per the style.

Pours a pretty golden color with a thin head. Aromas are sort of mute. Smells sweet with citrus and fruit from the hops. Sweet malt aromas dominate the nose I think.

Tastes great. Has a sort of fruity and citrusy backbone from the hops. Light accents of sweet malt. I don't really get a lot of flavor from the chiles, but their heat is most definitely there.

The heat gets more noticeable as you drink it. It's not overbearing at all. And I got to say that this heat in beer is an interesting concept. It adds that background flavor that just makes it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 18:05:11 | More by Buggies
Photo of UA8


2.03/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Pours a nice amber color with a lackluster white head.

S- Very elusive on the nose, a touch of malts and yeast. WEird fake smokey scent as well.

T- Ugh I guess chili beers are not for me cause this tastes like a straight can of chewing tobacco with a cayenne backer.

D- I had to pour this down the drain first beer Ive ever done this with.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 01:13:38 | More by UA8
Photo of hiikeeba


2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours up hazy light brown with a thick head with big bubbles that dissipates slowly

S - Smells of fruit, some citrus hop aroma

T - Sweet malt with a hint of raisin flavor. No chipotle flavor. Some heat in the back of my throat a minute or two after swallowing. It slowly--slowly-- spread around my mouth.

M - Nothing to write home about. It's not thin and it's not thick.

D - The heat is a nice tingle, but I expected more smoke. Too raisiny for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 23:03:59 | More by hiikeeba
Photo of crowbar540


2.75/5  rDev -23%

01-05-2014 03:45:14 | More by crowbar540
Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
81 out of 100 based on 1,257 ratings.