Kevin (2192) - 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.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 22, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
doostinjcap (43) - Newport, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.