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RATINGS: 1113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Dedicated to Spanish author Juan de la Cueva, who, in 1575, wrote of a Mexican dish that combined seedless chipotles with beer: Chipotle Ale is based on Rogue’s Oregon Golden Ale, but delicately spiced with smoked chipotle chile peppers. Deep golden in color with a tight head, rich malty aroma, delicately smooth and crisp flavor, and subtle chipotle chili finish. Formerly known and packages as Mexicali Rogue, Chipotle Ale is created from Northwest Harrington, Klages, and Maier Munich Malts; Willamette and Cascade hops; and Smoked Jalapeno (Chipolte) Peppers. Chipotle Ale is targeted for spring release and available in a 22-ounce bottle and on draft. Blend it with Rogue Chocolate Stout and create a Mole’ black and tan!

Measurements: 12 degrees Plato, IBU 35, Apparent attenuation 82, Lovibond 23


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1316) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2015
It’s ok. Really just a bit of smoke and a warming aftertaste. As much as a smoked ale as anything. Kind of thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (401) - - APR 4, 2015
Interesting. A solid ale as you’d expect from Rogue with mildish hops and caramel and vanilla from the malt but a very distinct spicy heat that kicks in late on. Happy to have tried but I’ll stick to more traditional tastes in my beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (420) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Pours hazy amber with lasting lacing white head. Aroma of malt and slight spiciness. Most of the chipotle is in the aftertaste, it tastes like a solid pale ale with a building pepper flavor. I love peppers, I’d drink it again!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5433) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2015
650ml bottle from Beers of Europe. 5%, 40 IBU, according to the bottle. Pours hazy amber, thick white head. Aromas are malty, caramel, vanilla, light spice, green vegetables. Taste is more of the capsicum, light spicy heat. Clean finish, but not a big fan to be honest.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (833) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 3, 2015
Aroma: Rich, malty. Medium-light peppers/chipotle, caramel. Appearance: Clear amber body. Small, off-white head. Good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium smokey, peppers. Light toasty, caramel. Medium bitterness, medium sweetness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Very good! The chipotle is the main actor, but it never overpowers the base beer. 650 ml bottle, poured. 21A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1160) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours reddish amber with a one finger off white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of earthy chipotle, caramel, sweet malts, pine, and some toasted malts. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and an spicy, semi dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a decently tasty pepper beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Reddish brown pour. Malt, smoke, a bit of chili pepper make up the flavor. It’s pretty good but I wish I liked it more than I do.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (546) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Amber ale with small off white head. Aroma is smokey Chipotle and roasty malts. Taste is dry and slightly spicy, with decent bitterness. Slight carbonation and medium/light body. Like this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (328) - - DEC 14, 2014
Sampled on draught at the Bull in Highgate. Deep golden, going on copper, colour with a white head. This ale starts sweet with toffee flavours and a slight smokiness creeps in. The chilli hit comes later. In between there is an enjoyable fruitiness with notes of quince. Very full mouth feel. The beer is well hopped and has a pleasing bitterness. The chipotle flavour, with its smokiness and chilli heat, is surprisingly well integrated. An excellent and original beer from Rogue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jade (418) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2014
Honey gold, white head. Wheat aroma. Spicy pepper kick, a bit light on. Smoked? Not bad.


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