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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1232) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
Sweet and hot pepper nose. Oddly fishy with hot peppers. Too much bite. I have yet to find a pepper beer that I enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1392) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2005
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....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9736) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2005
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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 26, 2005
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3/25/05 - draught at Flying Saucer - I didn’t have my notepad on me so I’m rating from memory.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2110) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2005
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.

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