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Chipotle IPA - Aztec Brewing Company

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Chipotle IPAChipotle IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-27-2011)
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-12-2014 20:18:10 | More by Boone757
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California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-27-2014 00:35:14 | More by pkalix
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wrightst

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-20-2014 21:16:28 | More by Schlais
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Paz8812

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-09-2014 21:16:19 | More by Paz8812
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California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-09-2014 04:54:10 | More by T_Hass
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Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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12-23-2013 02:05:33 | More by dvmin98
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Drink_LocalSD

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-05-2013 19:29:31 | More by Drink_LocalSD
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Gobzilla

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

11-02-2013 10:38:23 | More by Gobzilla
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JMM0414

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-03-2013 14:01:00 | More by JMM0414
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
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...

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 18:02:50 | More by MusicaleMike
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 02:04:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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AirborneBeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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eulerthegrape

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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SocalKicks

California

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Benish

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass. No date on bottle, this was given to me from a friend. Beer was amber in color. It also appeared just a little hazy with a moderate head.

The smell was a little week. I picked primarily citrus and a subtle note of chipotle. It was just barely noticeable. The smell seems a bit murky as if the chipotle or something else is concealing it.

Taste was great! The IPA part of this beer was pretty average but I was quite impressed with the flavors of chipotle. It has that subtle spiciness and smokey flavor to it. I've had beers with jalapeño heat added to it was and an instant a drain pour for me. However this beer is an exception, I love the chipotle flavor. The spiciness lingers in my mouth after the finish BUT its not overwhelming. Unlike many beers with heat, it does not kill my taste buds. This beer would be great with food, probably burgers or something on the grill. You'll still pick up the taste of food when drinking this beer unlike other horrible beers where I could still taste the jalapeño. I haven't even gone to more than a couple sips with other beers but I'm more than happy to finish this bomber myself tonight.

Beer had a light bodied mouth feel. Probably a good beer to drink in the spring/summer.

Overall: the fruitiness of the IPA and the spices of the chipotle marries well together. When I was given this bottle, I had a bad feeling about it. But I'm proven wrong and am very happy to be enjoying this right now.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 02:55:38 | More by Benish
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Slackerville

California

3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Traditionally I'm not a fan of chili beers but it was interesting to try a spiced beer that offered a hop balance. On the darker side for an IPA color wise and the nose is more chili than hops. However the flavor offers a nice balance the subtile spicy pepper and the piney hop characteristics. Flavor changes as you drink more as is typical with chili beers but the heat is still noticeable after several sips while definitely not overpowering.

After doing a sampler at the brewery it's clear Aztec is willing to explore different spice combinations in beer and the Chipotle IPA actually works well. An interesting offering, never had anything quite like it so I'll give Aztec credit for uniqueness.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 02:53:22 | More by Slackerville
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-22-2013 15:54:44 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Chipotle IPA from Aztec Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.