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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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
bottle from brickskeller (labelled "chipotle ale"). Wow. This is a truly awful beer. Some maltiness in the flavor, but a dried-out bandaid flavor dominates and just sits badly. If i try hard I can imagine chipotles being used, but no. This beer sucks alot. Ah well, rogue still makes some incredible beers...everybody slips up once in a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottle. Sweet pepper nose that is rather neutral. Nice mix of malts and hops. Medium malt backbone, good overall flavor. Surprisingly there is not a whole lot of pepper flavor, except for the heat. There seems to be more smoke than pepper in this one. Overall it comes together well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 22, 2005
Called Chipotle Ale here. Very deep red in color. Beer was very mild with a hint of sweetness. The chipotle came out on the backside for just a hint of heat and then it was gone before the rest of the beer taste was. Iinteresting but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Mine was labelled as Rogue Chipotle. Poured a deep copper/amber, light tan head, good lacing. Aroma was malty with some hops and not as much spice as I was hoping for. Taste was smooth and malty, good hoppyness and the chipotle was mostly in the finish - a nice warm pepper. Pretty well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Sweet malty aroma. Tastes like it should be called "Banana-Rauch." Smoky banana esters, golden malt, resulting in funky off-hue aftertaste. Lingers in the mouth like a cheap cigarette. Not as bad as a McMenamins Jalapeno ale I had last summer, but that’s not saying much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doostinjcap (43) - Newport, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Interesting Ale... real spicy taste, definite chipotle finish! Not my favorite type of ale, but there is an undeniable respect one must give John Maier for this creative concoction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Amber with a light filmy head and nice lacing. Fruity and floral hops mixed with smoke and peppers, hence chipotle. Hops and malt flavors are built on a nice base of the smoky chipotle. Good beer. Finishes with a little head but mellow over all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Poured under a Chipotle tap at the Rogue brewing house in Portland. I loved it! Aroma had chipotle in it, taste had chipotle in it. Dark golden appearance. Definately lots of spiciness, but not in hotness. Although its not overly complex, I would have it again to compliment some spicy mexican food any time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2005
This is a pretty interesting beer. I’ve tried it as Mexicali and under the Chipotle alias. Very creamy mouthfeel. Not a hot spicy, just flavored with peppers. Compliments spicy fried chicken well. Another good beer from Rogue but not one of their best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 27, 2005
Pours deep golden with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of malt and peppers. Taste is thick malt. Very full mouth feel. The hops and pepper flavors combine very nice. This beer deserves more credit than it is given.

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