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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1954) - - JUL 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-18-12 - Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a golden amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head faded rather fast to leave a good level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a malty and ready smell. Mixed with these aromas are some hot pepper as well as a smoky and char like aroma. Taste –The taste begins more on the malty side. This more bready taste is soon met with some smoke and char flavors more toward the middle of the taste. The chipotle in the name is, for the most part , absent up till the middle of the taste, at which point some light hints of pepper heat are detected. At the end the spicy flavor gets a bit stronger (although never really all that potent) and leaves a light spicy heat aftertaste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The beer is on the average side in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that is average as well. A good compromise for the more malty and spicy characteristics of the brew which overall create a good drinkability. Overall – The beer has some good flavors and feel, but is not really something I would ever pine for on any real occasion. Worth a try, but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (646) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Coppery pour with a thin off white head. Smell is caramel, malty, and something I can’t put my finger on - not bad, just not...right. Flavour is sweet, caramel, slight spiciness to it, a little smoke. It’s not bad - not as spicy as I expected, fairly subtle, grows on me after a few sips. Most vague review ever.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidobutai (491) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
I like the appearance, but not crazy about the rest. Caramel color, short-living head, little lacing. The aroma literally have me a little headache. Spicy and formaldehyde with pepper.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1107) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear caramel color, small white head. Sour dough aroma. Weird flavor that I want to hate by I can't. Medium body with a light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (968) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Aroma of our sour dough and malt. Caramel colour with a nice thick lasting head. Taste of sour dough and a hint of pepper. Watery feel with a mild peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - JUL 8, 2014
Niente di superlativo ma comunque buona, maltata, leggermente amara e con un tocco tostato invitante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lownote (229) - USA - JUL 3, 2014
Pours a cloudy copper color with a quickly dissipating thick white head from bottle into a pint glass. Smells like barbecue! Tastes full of mild hops chipotle and a bit of smokiness. Finish is bitter. Light mouth feel. Enjoyable and refreshing but not particularly exciting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seanpg (31) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
Rogue either nails it or they fall into the middle ground and for me this one is in the middle ground. While the chilli is there is just not nice and not balanced within the beer. I had this froma Rogue brewpub in San Francisco and I wouldn’t want to try it again. Mediocre

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkharper2007 (20) - Grovetown, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Not sure what’s up with all the low ratings with this beer. I enjoyed it, had it last year and got another growler this year. Pour a nice reddish/golden color, not a lot of head or lacing though. Carbonation throughout. Smells spicier than it tastes. Tastes like a nice pale ale with a slight hint of spice on the finish, the spice lingers for me. Not hot at all though, just enough to give a warm feel to your tongue. Carbonation is nice, a little light on body for me. Overall a nice beer. I liked it enough to grab a Growler two years in a row

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2170) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
What’s with the low ratings for this beer? If you don’t know how to pronounce chipotle you probably shouldn’t drink it. Just saw the "Mole black and tan" suggestion in the commercial description -- will have to try that! Terrific roasted pepper aroma. Taste is a little one-dimensional but yummy.

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