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Rogue Farms Chipotle AleRogue Farms Chipotle Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
9 Ingredients: 2-Row, C40 Malts & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Liberty™ & Alluvial™ Hops; Chipotle Peppers; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

22oz Bottle & Draft / 13° Plato / 40 IBU / 82 AA / 18° Lovibond

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 81
Photo of gandres
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

1 Pint 6 Fl Oz/650 ml bought from the Issaquah Brewery poured to wine glass
Amber, light brown, frothy, white foam, some lacing
Malts-cereal, yeast: earthy,
Lightly bitter, with spicy follow through that stays on roof of mouth and tongue
Palate; Spicy hot in roof of mouth, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish
Good beer, can be repeated but not something to look forward to
Drank: March 16, 2016"

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Photo of lwillitz
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22-oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A - 2 fingers light khaki over a cloudy body of golden orange; moderate visible carbonation

S - chipotle peppers with a touch of smoke

T - peppers and smoke, floral hops, suggestion of butter; relatively mild chili pepper heat prominent in the dry finish, chili pepper heat lingers on the tongue for a prolonged aftertaste

M - smooth medium body, high carbonation, dry and spicy (especially the finish)

O - Nothing spectacular. It is exactly what the label promises. Pick one up if you're interested in something modestly spicy.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear, an attractive tarnished copper. Fine and sparse flecky haze throughout. Fluffy delicate tan head of moderate, almost excellent retention. Smells like a Pale Ale, definite chipotle notes as well as interesting but not unpleasant rubbery character. Smoked peppers and rubbery character quite strong in the balance, so I suspect this may not have started out as a Pale. Low tartness. Quite spicy from peppers both while tasting and lingering in aftertaste, with pleasant herbal bitterness from hops. Good, worth a try, probably won’t seek it out again unless there’s a need for strange, spicy beer. And I love chipotle. Medium-bodied, a little hard to tell what is going on due to pepper-spiciness, but seems plenty thick as compared to water, with soft but abundant suds.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought from Marukai $6.99
Cloudy brown amber color
Smokey smell
Medium mouth feel
Low carbonation
Smokey taste with just a tinge of heat
Overall an interesting beer to try once. Very subtle chipotle taste. Was expecting more heat.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this bottle at wegmans poured chilled in a stout glass.

The color is medium amber with mild haze and thick cream colored head with fine bead. The smell is fruity with a slight herbal quality with nice hop aroma and light yeast ester with mild malt smell. The feel is decent with mostly sweet body with moderate carbonation and spice that comes in late in the feel from the peppers.

The taste is good with a nice balance of malt sweetness up front with a mild hop flavor that has a more herbal quality with slight fruity yeast in the middle and slight warming/spice of peppers in the back as it finishes semi-dry. Overall I liked this more in the past because there was more of a smokiness in the pepper flavor-it has a little spice but not as chipotle dominant as previous versions I tried, I would say it is good but I would not seek it out

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet a clear, amber color with frothy tan head that stood up for a while. The smell was a fresh hit of light roasted malt, floral and piney hops, and a smokey peppery heat that was more then I expected. Taste follows aroma closely and the spicey chipotle heat does not so much sting the tongue but heat up the throat on the way down. I enjoyed sharing this beer at dinner with roasted pork. It paired well and really complemented the food!

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Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rogue Farms Chipotle 5.4% ABV and 40 IBU's
I am a big spice head and I have been meaning to try another chipotle beer, so when I saw this at a local market I had to grab it in the 1 pint and 6 ounce bottle. I drank this one in a curvy tulip glass to hopefully catch more aromas.
Appearance: It looked red with less light, but with more light it is a dark, hazy sunburst orange. It is pretty fruity looking for a pepper beer.
Nose: It hits you with spice, chipotle peppers, tomato and hops.
Tongue: Maybe it is because of the reddish hue, or the sweetness of the chipotle peppers, but I get a tomato flavor there along with the spices. At first I was slightly turned off by it because it reminded me of a spicey V8. It is very different and I have never had anything like it. It has a hoppy bite to it along with the spice kick. What I like is that the chipotle and vegetable flavor of the beer is present throughout the entire sip. Some spice beers taste like a regular beer and only hit you with spice at the end. Here the peppers hits you at the beginning and the hops add to the kick at the end. They really linger well together. Sometimes I couldn't tell if it was the hops, or the spice that was giving me the kick on the aftertaste. The spice and hops stays on your tongue in between sips endlessly. It is smooth with a dry finish.
Overall: Rogue Farms Chipotle Ale is a genuinely original spice beer. If you are looking for something very different that blends all of it's elements well than this is a go to ale. The hop level is very present, but not over powering like an IPA's. I would say it is like an APA in that regard. I am not a hop head and usually go for beers with low IBU's, but I really liked the hops here. It has alot of flavor for a beer so low on the ABV scale. It does not taste weak by any means. Rogue doesn't usually disapoint and they came through on this one. Cheers, enjoy this one with some barbecue ribs and pepper on!

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weird. This is more of a savory beer. The roasted and smoked chipotle came through and mixed well with a base beer than didn't seem to have any residual sweetness. Nice pairing with texmex food.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on Saturday night 8/22/15. Found this single 22 ounce (650ml) bottle with a painted-on label in the discount bin (shopping cart) over at the Hy-Vee in Council Bluffs, Iowa for just $3.00 last Thursday. Usually seen this for around $7.95 or so. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .5L handled-glass stein. Contains 5.4% alcohol (ABV).

Brew pours a darker amber in color with a good almost 2-finger foamy/creamy off-white head. Some light sheets of lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of malt with a hint of spice and peppers. Going to say the taste pretty much follows the nose for this one. Light hint of smoked jalapeno peppers. Perfect balance of flavors and is NOT a hot spicy ale unlike many others. Really easy to drink and goes down easy. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall, really a great tasty brew that is worth a try!

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours lightly hazy and copper in color with an off-white, half finger head that dies rather quickly, leaving a mostly barren surface with a razor thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Rather smoky aroma with just a trace of peppery heat.

Taste - Smoky pepper flavor upfront and throughout. A malty undertone of bread and faint, buttery diacetyl notes. Hops become more noticeable as the beer warms, adding a light floral character to the experience. Heat from the peppers creep in mid-taste and strengthen in the finish, leaving a nice, light burning sensation on the tongue and lips, but it's nothing that's too high on the scoville scale.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Slick mouthfeel before leaving a crisp, dry finish and a modest burning sensation.

Overall - While similar, this is much better than the old Rogue Chiptole ale which, to me (and I'm going back 7-8 years in memory), had a more medicinal undertone. This one comes across as more natural, and while nothing spectacular, it delivers exactly what it promises on the label.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- amber color, thin size head, nice lacing
Smell- some peppers, some malt
Taste- malt, slight flavor of peppers, very subtle and mild
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good but I expected more peppers. At least a little bit of a kick.

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Photo of hophugger
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Didn't know what to expect. Even after drinking, not sure if it was what I was expecting !!, lol, .Pours a mostly clear caramel-gold color with minimal head and hardly any lacing to speak of. Aroma is pretty basic with touches of caramel malt and some hops. Don't really catch any of the chipotle pepper on the nose. Flavor is nice. A decent blend of hops and malt with a slight peppery finish. The chipotle pepper is nowhere near what I expected or what I wanted, considering the name. The pepper is, however, very subtle and would not scare anyone away that was afraid of a lot of heat. Overall, feels good on the palate, but I was hoping for more heat. The kick I wanted is missing !!

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Photo of Valley_Town_Sipper
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fear of spice, don't worry. . . No zip to this ale. It is more of a subtle chipotle flavor. Hits harder at first before mellowing out a bit with every sip thereafter. Color is ripe red with great clarity and no over carbonation. No smell to compliment it really than just a subtle malt. Paired with a nice night of home made Mexican food and definitely enjoying.

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Photo of rudimon
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

it had a smokey pepper flavor, i would have preferred something a bit hotter (i'm always chasing the sculpin habenero). overall, it was drinkable and quite good.

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Photo of briandaube
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted a good bit of Smokey chipotle peppers but was missing the heat. Not a bad beer the mouthfeel was a little thin, probably better when paired with some tacos or chili.

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Photo of beergoot
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear, bright copper body with a thick, large bubble head. Mild malt aroma with some vague herbal notes. Smokey notes arise with the first sip; biscuit malt; ever so slight peppery hint. Medium bodied.

A decent amber ale that lacks any real pepper flavor or zing but does offer a decent touch of smokiness. Otherwise, a rather mundane brew that suffers from the lack of any real chili pepper flavor despite its name -- smoke with no fire...

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Photo of jsh420
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours clear amber with a 1/4" white tight bubbly head which left tiny bit of lacing down the glass

smells of sweet malt earthy hops but no peppers?

taste - while there is a pepper flavor in the ale it is not enough to justify having chipotle in the name - good balance of malt to hops but the peppers could be missed if you did not swish and swirl and know the name chipotle ale

mouthfeel is great - medium body with plenty of carbonation

overall - this beer just does not pack the pepper punch from its original recipes - i would call for more peppers if you put peppers in the name of the beer

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Rogue Farms Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
3.71 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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