DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy orangish amber, this beer has a white head which recedes to just a wisp in mere minutes. Globs of lace adhere stubbornly to the glass.
The nose is doughy bread, ripe plums and a hint of sour apple. A sickly, fruity sweetness of sorts, makes me wonder what my first sip will be like. No peppers in my aroma, that is certain.
Medium mouthfeel, somewhat acidic up front, followed quickly by a wave of sweet malt, with a lingering, smoky spiciness riding shotgun, just there for the ride. The back end has enough hops to give this beer some oomph, but like most of Rogue's brews, very well balanced indeed.
Finishes somewhat cleanly, with a vaguely spicy, sweet aftertaste. Very good, all things considered, and unique.
Terminus (3217) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle-Thanks to Phillybeer 2112 for sending this one my way. Pours a cloudy orange apearance-very nice. Medium carbonation with big bubbles. Malty aroma with a touch of smoke from the chipotle peppers. Similar to Rogue YSB. palate is pretty medium bodied. The peppers give a subtle spice in the finish. very cool and unique session beer. I like it!
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a damn chile to be found. Some malts, lightly hopped, slight malty aroma, overly unforgettable.
raymow (798) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked it but I didn't notice any chili flavor. Slightly malty aroma. Light orange/yellow in the glass. Pretty good - as most Rogue's are.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hazy orange, decent head that faded away. Aroma faintly of malt, some undefined hops. Tasted like, well, ale. Balanced. No peppers or smoke detectable to me. Maybe a hint of smoke on the nose as it warmed.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 Into my first sip, I had about three-fourths of a second to detect the light, sweet malts before the chipotle took over. A peppery hotness shot up my nose and made me want to sneeze. On my second sip I was like, "this isn’t very hot ... and I can really taste the flavor of the pepper." But the spicy hotness kept building. It warmed my throat and I thought it was going to give me heartburn. Not bad, but I couldn’t drink too much of it. I’m sure it would be awesome to cook with though! Rerate Chipotle: Roasty and toasted, with a healthy smoky note. Slight pepper burn in the finish, but nothing like Cave Creek. Great to cook with ...
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Okay, had this in a 22 oz bottle that I couldn't finish. Without the peppers it would be too light, with the peppers it just becomes disgusting. Had a smoked taste to it, but that was all I got out of it. Maybe I got a bad bottle, I'll give it another try some time.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Comes across like a crisp pils - with a bit of spice from the peppers mixed in. Spice is subdued, almost hidden completely, but it does warm up the belly just a bit. Not bad at all.
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very hoppy beer that resembles the Victory Prima Pils and the Hop Devil, though not nearly as nice. Not the most pretty beer in the world. Dark orange golden couldy beer with a nice bubbly head. Can't taste the peppers at all, just the full-bodied hoppiness that penetrates the brew. Not one of my favorites.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light with hoppy flavors and aromas. When you drink this you feel the warmth in your belly of the chili peppers, nothing to taste of spicyness though. Good malt profile but I detected a little DMS in the aroma but not that bad.