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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (254) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Poured from bottle to glass. Crystal-clear amber with thick off-white head. Aroma is smoky, floral, bready, pepper. Taste is primarily chipotle up front but is really well balanced with malt sweetness. Hops aren’t too noticeable but is followed by a subtle bitterness. Finishes with a CO2 bite and smoky chipotle that lingers. Overall, this is one of the best chili beers that I’ve ever tasted. Extremely well done and I really appreciate that the chipotle is so well integrated into the base beer and isn’t overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (314) - - OCT 12, 2013
Appearance is brown hazy, touch of orange. aroma is a touch spicy and smokey, but the chipotle is not immediately apparent. flavor is a sweet malt, some peppery notes. Dry aftertaste. Not bad, but I was expecting a bit more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drostj (98) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Amazing beer - never thought malt and chipotle would work together but it does! Bottle pour at Rocket City Brewfest. Rich dark amber with a sturdy head, strong woodsy aroma with a hint of chile. Rich, malty flavor, slightly sweet with a nice light taste of chipotle. Really interesting combination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 1, 2013
On tap at La Cerveteca, Barcelona. Amber coloured, small to medium sized creamy off-white head, hops and caramel in the nose. Toasted malt, mild hoppy and fruity with notes of caramel and smoke. Also mild spicy nose in slightly acidic finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Juusto (37) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Hint of chipotle aroma. Taste is surprisingly dull. Slightly fiery palate with smooth light fiery aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Rotem’s place. Thanks Tom L. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of stale hops, malt and smokiness. Sweetish malty flavor with a bit of caramel, a bit of smokiness, and a faint hot hint in the finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Suprisingly boring. Chipotle does come through a little bit but not too much. Overall not impressed. Would not buy again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cyesk8er (2) - - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
Great beer, unique flavor; very light pepper taste for being called chipotle. No heat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Aroma: Very subtle... cinnamon, dark malts, earthy, spice aroma
Appearance: Dark amber with slim off-white head
Taste: Bell peppers, earthy bitterness, cinnamon sugar sweetness.
Palate: Good pepper spice up front, slightly bitter, earthy finish. Heat is subdued for a pepper beer.
Overall: Pretty subtle flavors; not much pepper heat. Cascade hops seem to add to the peppery taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2025) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
December 2009 from a 22 oz. bottle. Light amber color with a white head. The peppers are noticable, but somehow works well without being overwhelming. Spice, malt and hops all makes for a good combination. Interesting beer.

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