desurfer (1232) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chipotle Ale version. Pours a reddish amber with no head. Malty, bready aroma, only a hint of smokiness. Flavor is creamy and rich, some apple/caramel maltiness and a little bit of pepperiness in the finish. A much better experience than CCCB.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet and hot pepper nose. Oddly fishy with hot peppers. Too much bite. I have yet to find a pepper beer that I enjoy.
jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2005 Radekfest 05 Bottle. As with the Smoke, you pretty much get what you are expecting with this beer. Headless golden amber body. Sinus clearing aroma is dominated by chili with a touch of smoke. Flavour is all spicy chili, fairly one dimensional. I lack the chili apprecation to detect the complexities of this beer. An aquired taste to be sure. Average palate.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had the Chipotle Ale bottle, no telling how many other versions there are. Contrary to what the bottle says this beer is light copper not deep golden. Medium frothy light manila head. Passable glass lace. The aroma is mainly malty though deep olfactory contemplation sets the nose tingling exposing the peppers within. The flavor is decent. The peppers are held back and not overwhelming in any way. Very well balanced between swwet malt, spicy hops and hot peppers. A touch of smoked malt and this thing would be really, really good. As it is I am impressed with how they created the subtle pepper effect and did not go overboard. Medium tingly body with a light peppery hot finish. Far exceeded my expectations.
lamas (1392) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Chipotle Ale bottle. Hazy amber pour with a smallish tan head. Balanced aroma that is a little bready. Weird bready, spicy taste on back of my tongue. Smoky and peppery tasting. A well-rounded, medium-bodied beer. Finish is hoppy. A little on the bitter side. Unique.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rogue Chipotle Ale - Clear dark sparkling orange, thin off white head.. Nose was somewhat basic with sweet malt, smokey chipotle, and the slightest hint of citrus. A sweet heat of sorts encompasses a subdued flavor of smokey chipolte and citrus. Light to medium bodied, tingly carbonation, very dry, light smoked finish. Would be perfect with a Baja Fresh burrito....
hopscotch (9736) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Sparkling clear orange ale. The aroma is of damp leather and smoke with a lesser note of cheddar. Well-balanced, smoky, malty flavor. Medium-bodied with a watery/silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, smoky, lightly bitter finish. Very rauchbier-esque. Nice brew!
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
reddish color. aroma is smoky, sweet, malty. flavor is very sweet and malty, and with a lot of smoky flavor, kind of reminds me of some scotch ales i’ve had. good mouthfeel though, but i pretty much didnt like this one at all.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
3/25/05 - draught at Flying Saucer - I didn’t have my notepad on me so I’m rating from memory.
Kevin (2110) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange tinted. sweet orange aroma. taste of caramel and iced tea. no discernable pepper taste. slightly oatey taste. some hot tamale candy presence is the closest i can detect in this. if i didnt know it was a pepper beer i would never be able to guess it. a slight bit of black pepper in the finish. overall it is enjoyable.