ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 15, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
disappointing beer from Rogue.
amber color , frothy head. malty nose - a trace of peppers comes through of you concentrate.
taste is rather bland with the chili pepper flavor in the aftertaste.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is the only chili beer Iíve ever had, therefore itís the best one Iíve ever had. it is however very nice. the chipotle is very subtle, only really showing itself at the end. nicely balanced.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
light and hoppy then blows up into a mexican fiesta gone horribly wrong, my lips are burning and hot peppers arenít exactly a flavor Iím looking for in beer.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2005 I had this without knowing there was chipotle in it and was rather startled at first. I was convinced my girlfriend took a sip behind my back after eating some of her spicy meal, but alas it tasted relatively pleasant. This beer may not stand alone in overall rating but this is an excellent fusion I would never have even dreamed of. Looks nice and smells wonderfully hoppy, after tasting the chiles I can smell that too, but the hops mask it relatively well. Really hoppy, but that soon blends into spiciness (tasty but possibly irritating after more than half a pint). Nice maltiness and rather well balanced taste despite the chipotles. Yum. 3/1405 - Had this again and noticed a definite difference in the Chipotle character: the spiciness is much mellower, and the smokiness is much greater. It didnít change my rating too much, but I think it is definitely a more accessible beer now for more casual chipotle fans.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, well!! I liked this a whole lot more than i thought i would. Drank the first half of the 22oz. bottle, then polished off the rest with my fajitas. It poured a medium golden color, and had just a whiff of the peppers , with a smallish white head. The flavors of the peppers were surprisingly mild, and as i love spicy foods, was actually quite appealing. It had just a nice hint of smokeyness in the finish, and a little zing in the back end as well. Once I started eating, I appreciated it even more. I wish more Mexican restaurants would carry this, cause it was awesome with dinner. Whip up a batch of tacos at home and give it a try.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mainly clear golden orange. Thin, dense white frothy head. Steady carbonation. Aroma of toasted malts, grassy hops and faint adobo smoke. First sip is launched with a smoky smack of chipotle, followed by a mild íhotí topping atop a decent toasty sweet and grassy hopped base. Light citric edge. Medium light body. Soft and gentle on the palate. Without the chipotles this would be so boring. Smokiness doesnít appear as strong all the way through, but a subtle tingling of the throat is always there. Mild Cascades taste and grassy hops balance the toasty sweet malt body. Finishes sweeter, grassier but with a saving essence of smoky hotness. A good mexican food washdown brew.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden colour. Moderate pepper aroma. Good subtle, spicy, pepper flavour. Not overpowering. A nice change.
AbeVigoda99 (7) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2002 does not count
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
The only brew from Rogue that I have bought and would not buy again. I enjoy hot peppers and I love beer. But the combination just did not work for me. I applaud the effort and inginuity, just not the final outcome. It had a hazy color. A nondiscript start, with a hint of heat in the middle. Finish was slightly tart. Just not a brew for me.
PhillyBeer2112 (2474) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a nice surprise, and proof that chilis and beer can go together. Slightly hazy amber color, with large foamy white head. Deep, sweet (caramel/toffee), slightly smoky aroma. Some slight hop aroma is detectable. Flavor is a little sweet up front, with nice toffee notes, if subdued. Deep smokiness from the roasted chipotles, finishes with a smooth medium bitterness and a twinge of heat in the throat. Very nice overall, and fairly well integrated flavors.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice flavor. The taste is darker than the coloring would have you believe. Another offbeat beer from a great brewery.