Chipotle Ale | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
81
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1,401 Ratings
Chipotle AleChipotle Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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

Added by TastyTaste on 03-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,401
Reviews:
698
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
18.11%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
140
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,401 |  Reviews: 698
Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arlo19
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass: color is amber a little dense/opaque, head is light tan with fine bubbles, minor lacing.

Smell is definitely a blend of smoke and vegetal notes, not potent but subtle with some light malt and hop bitterness.

Taste is a nice blend of solid amber ale with moderate malt presence, with the subtle (very subtle) spiciness of the chipotles. Light vegetal flavor, not detracting and expected from chili/pepper beers. Smokiness is very nice and a complement to the vegetal notes and amber ale. The chipotle is good, but I could go for way more. The smokiness probably the more notable flavor, a unique way to combine beer styles.

Mouthfeel is typical of smokier beers, a dry, sharper finish on the tongue but its not overpowering or detracting.

Overall, unique beer, interesting flavors but I could go for more emphatic chipotle and spiciness.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of goalie35
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paullmcm25
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

1 pint 6 fl oz/650 mL bottle poured to wine glass
Aroma(3.5): malts-cereal, yeast: earthy,
Appearance(3.75): amber, light brown, frothy, white foam, some lacing
Taste(3.25): lightly bitter, with spicy follow through that stays on roof of mouth and tongue
Palate(3.25):medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Overall(3.75): Good beer, can be repeated but not something to look forward to
Drank: March 16, 2016

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Photo of gonzo000
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PierceTheElder
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As usual for the pepper beers I find this to be a one note beer that is uninteresting. A shared bottle between friends was more than enough. I guess I'm just not a fan of pepper beers.

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Photo of AGoodStout
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tillmac62
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy muddy brown color with a thin white head. Lacing spider webs and slides into the beer.
The smell, well, whaddaya think is there, obviously chipotle heat up front. Nice and peppery. Light breadiness here and there.
The taste was spicy initially and then takes in a sly little bit of bready sweetness to make an effort to balance. Nice spicy aftertaste with a dry finish.
The mouthfeel was about light to medium bodied with a crisp sweet to spicy feel hitting my tongue harshly.
Overall, I get it, or I think I do, I mean, it's a chile beer by style, so why are we picking on the fact that its too spicy? "Can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen, son." I'd have this again and actually have heard that it goes extremely well in beer bread.

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Photo of mltobin
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of speedvagen
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buzzy
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fillllll
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
2.73/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

had some kick, didn't think it would be that spicy. Overall I thought it was nasty. Not at all my style, but I figured I'd try it.

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Photo of npachl
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Aquilling4788
4.71/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love the spicy flavor!

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Photo of dankabier1
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chipotle Ale from Rogue Ales
3.59 out of 5 based on 1,401 ratings.
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