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Chipotle IPA | Aztec Brewing Company

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Chipotle IPAChipotle IPA
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3.67/5
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54 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 11-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,263
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
54
pDev:
12.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
Gots:
4
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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
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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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lovely coppery orange color in the narrow Crooked Line tulip. Plenty of foam. Interesting to try to describe the mouthfeel with the various attacks on the tongue. However it's well carbonated and a little oily. A nice peppery nose.

I wasn't expecting this to be so smoky flavored. It's actually quite nice once you get used to it and it doesn't taste over-smoked. The rich roasted flavor of the peppers seems to be a nice addition to a beer. The heat is again surprising at first but turns into part of the landscape.

The IPA aspect doesn't get neglected. This is a thoroughly hopped up brew with the usual grapefruit and resins. As the heat wears off and the smoke dissipates, you can readily taste the hops. However it really should be categorized as a Spiced Beer in my opinion. But it's thoroughly interesting , and makes for a very drinkable and complex brew.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a finger of dirty off-white head. Sudsy retention with lacing that sticks. Smells herbal with a mix of green citrus, pine and ripe tropical character. Spicy pepper notes are scattered throughout, giving the nose a nice tingle. The taste is similar, driven by herbal and tropical flavors that encapsulate a crisp citric bitterness. Pith and pine linger in finish, along with peppery warmth that doesn’t overstay its welcome. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a soft crispness that is undercut by some oily slickness. Touch of alcohol heft here but nothing too distracting. I don’t think that I’d had too many pepper infused IPAs before and this one was actually pulled off pretty well for what it is. I’m not sure that it was good enough to justify plucking down the $$$ for some of Aztecs other offerings but you never know.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HopHead84
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/26/2011

I guess this is review # 1600.On tap at Aztec Brewery.

A: Dark amber with a white frothy head.

S: Expressive fruit profile: tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, and orange flesh. The chipotles are bold and they impart a little smoke. Malt is bready and submissive.

T: Grapefruit blends with orange and a big jalapeño flavor, which doesn't really add much spice. There's also some pineapple in there as well. The beer is moderately bitter with a little bready malt playing a supporting role. There's a light astringency in the smoky chipotle finish.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: A pretty nice pepper IPA. The chipotles are really flavorful. Not something I'd want a pint of but enjoyable in small quantities.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Chipotle IPA from Aztec Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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