Chipotle IPA
Aztec Brewing Company

Chipotle IPAChipotle IPA
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Aztec Brewing Company
California, United States
American IPA
3.66 | pDev: 12.3%
Jun 12, 2020
Nov 27, 2011
Chipotle IPAChipotle IPA
Notes: None
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I dunno if I've ever had a Chipotle ipa before. Had this summer 2016.

Pours a light amber-copper color, makes one of the better head formations on a chili beer, much less a hoppy one. 1/2" off white head. The aroma was mostly a light grapefruit meets smoky pepper aroma. They seemed to be balanced/in tandem with each other.

Taste reveals a good deft hand with everything about the beer. It might be a little maltier than desired, but given that the heat level is just right, who knows, perhaps that higher malt body makes a better peppery ipa instead of leaning on just being hot. Cascade is the right hop here, works nice, the brisk bitterness and citric acidity pairs well with the smokiness and light caramel body. Its not the type of thing that you're going to knock back an entire six pack, but its a fun beer to split with someone else, especially if you're hanging out for the day running through a gauntlet of all kinds of beer styles.
Jun 12, 2020
Rated: 3.28 by Haunter420 from California

Mar 27, 2019
Rated: 3.62 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Jan 13, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 4 by GRG1313 from California

Mar 02, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by thumperskibum from Indiana

Nov 12, 2015
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Rated by jooler from California

3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A good spicy, not like sculpin
Jun 20, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by jaydoc from Kansas

May 14, 2015
Rated: 3.48 by MJSJr from California

May 01, 2015
Rated: 3.61 by beerinmybelly from California

Mar 28, 2015
Rated: 2.96 by Donkster46 from Washington

Mar 23, 2015
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Rated by TheReeasor from Arizona

2.46/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75 pepper aroma bell pepper flavor some decent hops but not my style. Just kinda strange.
Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by Tlloyd417 from Colorado

Jan 06, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Jan 06, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by weezarc from Maryland

Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 3 by IrvingAld from Mexico

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 3.8 by johlac66 from California

Sep 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by aoampm from Hawaii

Sep 10, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by mpalestino from Pennsylvania

Sep 10, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by BobsledTM from California

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Lucnifter from California

Sep 04, 2014
Rated: 3.52 by aquazr1 from California

Aug 16, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by zestar from California

Aug 08, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by pkalix from California

Jun 27, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by retry4z from California

Jun 20, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by wrightst from Maryland

Jun 08, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Dduquette from Maryland

May 09, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Schlais from Minnesota

Apr 20, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Boone757 from Virginia

Apr 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Paz8812 from Maryland

Mar 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by T_Hass from Georgia

Mar 09, 2014
Rated: 3 by Jenray from Texas

Dec 29, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Dec 23, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Drink_LocalSD from California

Nov 05, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by Gobzilla from California

Nov 02, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by JMM0414 from California

Oct 03, 2013
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Reviewed by MusicaleMike from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
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...
Aug 16, 2013
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
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.
Jul 30, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by AirborneBeer from Maryland

Jun 26, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by eulerthegrape from California

Jun 26, 2013
Chipotle IPA from Aztec Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 56 ratings