Chipotle IPA | Aztec Brewing Company

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Chipotle IPAChipotle IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aztec Brewing Company
California, United States
aztecbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by HopHead84 on 11-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of TheReeasor
2.46/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Wierd...green pepper aroma bell pepper flavor some decent hops but not my style. Just kinda strange.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of wrightst
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Donkster46
2.96/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
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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Photo of Slackerville
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jooler
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good spicy, not like sculpin

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Photo of beerinmybelly
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Chipotle IPA from Aztec Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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