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RATINGS: 1103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 Rogueís 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 Moleí black and tan!

Measurements: 12 degrees Plato, IBU 35, Apparent attenuation 82, Lovibond 23


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2004
On tap. Actually enjoyed this one. The chili is not dominant like Cave Creek. Dark colored. The flavor is not really phenominal and then you hit the chipotle towards the end. Not overpowering but noticable. A good blend.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2004
bottled: this one the woman pulled off the shelf and said "can we try this" being the gentleman that i am i said "why of course honey"....boy was that a mistake. the bottle we had read chipotle ale. pours brown red with a loose tan head, smokey barbeque nose. not what you want in a beer. the flavor in the mouth was absolutely horrible, like an average amber with little flavor adding a huge dose of chipotles. this shit gave me a stomach ache it was so hot. tried to give a second and third try but ended up tossing it down the drain. ruined my palate for the next beer i drink. maybe you could use this stuff as salsa.....stay away from this at all cost and rogue stop making it!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Hmmmm, I didnít think they made this stuff anymore, maybe this is an old bottle. Still seems fresh, with some smokiness behind the unmistakable Rogue hoppy nose. A lighter ale, without much malt character to speak of. Hoppy throughout with just a hint of Chipotle in the aftertaste. I took a larger swallow and could feel some Scoville worthy heat in there. Just a tad bit better than the cave creek Chili beer, huh?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5865) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2006 Originally sampled as "Mexicali" and again later tried from the bottle ... same impressions. Dark amber beer. On the first couple sips I got just a hint of pepper, but not in a spicy way. Didnít sense the chipotle until it settled on the palatte, then thereís the vaguest sense of a peppery finish. Almost a smoky character instead (yes, chipotle is smoked jalapeno). It mellowed even more as I drank. Without the name, you might think this just an amber ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2004
Tap@Rogue Brewery. Pretty odd. A little spicy and hot. Soft and hoppy finish, lightly carbonated, didnít mind it.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2004
ugh, this is beer? this fucking sucks. i cant believe rogue would stoop to putting something this bad out. tastes like a lager, with a small hint of spice in it. pours orange, smells like corn. this is a fucking terrible beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2004
On tap at the Rogue Ale House in SF. Not that bad for a chili beer. Though Iím sure Cave Creek owns it.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
MrBeerUSA (40) - HorseShoe, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Oh my god! Please tell me that was a joke. I should win something for having finished that bottle of sewage. Donít put yourself to the test, it could scare you away from driking ever again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Bullshit. This is *not* the same brew as the "Chipotle Ale" Iím drinking now. Mexicali was subtle and quite good. This is down-right nasty. While Rogue *does* change labels for many brews (the Aquarium ones come to mind), it does *not* necessarily change them for everything, and this is a *prime* example of such. "Chipotle Ale" sucks. "Mexicali Rogue Ale" is pretty damn good. I havenít done a rating on Mexicali so Iím stuck with this one so Iím going to screw with the ratings and give this the equivilent of 4ís across the board. Again, "Chipotle Ale," unless youíre *really* into chipotle and spiced/herb bears, sucks ass. This is getting poured down the drain and would get 1ís across the board other than appearance and aroma. I fear people have unfairly raterd Mexicali because of the BS miscatigorization and Iím doing my best to make up for it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 24, 2004
Rogue Nation, San Francisco:Light brown and crystal clear with a thin white head. Cool roasted pepper smell. Intense roasted pepper flavor that blends with the hops and leaves a charred taste behind in your mouth. Very interesting. This would be great with spicy food.


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