Chipotle IPA - Aztec Brewing Company

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Chipotle IPAChipotle IPA

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84
good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Aztec Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-27-2011)
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Photo of MusicaleMike
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Lawson's tall pint.
Amazing cream colored head, rocky, sudsy, clings and leaves lacing, huge, and stays around. Body is deep copper, and fairly clear, showing off good amount of carbonation. Honestly, this appearance makes me question other scores I've given.

The smell is light at first...under all that head, how could it not be? But what ends up coming out of the glass is a good mix of sweet oranges, lightly smokey chipotle peppers (but mostly of the pepper meat, less smokey) and leafy green hops. Intensity builds as beer warms and loses the big puffy head.

Excellent taste here. Very clearly an IPA that is lightly spiced with chipotle peppers. Hit the nail on the head. Sweet malt character up front, followed by some firm bitterness on the mid palate. Notes of smokey peppers mingle with the Cascade hops upon the swallow. Resinous and firm hop bite at the end. Excellent carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Slight heat on the finish, which lingers into the aftertaste. Really pleasant taste and works very well with food. Head is soft and weightless. Powdery almost...

Big surprise for me here. Got this in a shelf turd trade and I'm blown away by the quality of this beer. Almost unbeatable appearance, and a true gustatory experience. Very drinkable, as I polished off the whole bomber myself, drank some on its own, and finished the rest with pasta. I found it to be diverse, good both ways, and yet supremely enhanced the pasta. The balance on this beer is also remarkable, and sets the bar for "spicy" IPA's. Fantastic, and would drink again and again. It needs a better label...

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3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to nakalakaboom for sharing this one on the beer bus to San Diego.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and slight smoke and chipotle aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and earthy pepper flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness and a mild chile heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that tastes decent but the citrus forward hops don't really mesh well with the smoky chipotle presence in this one.

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Chipotle IPA from Aztec Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.