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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (184) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Had this beer with some jalapeños brats - very good. I thought the beer had just enough of a bite to it and wasn’t overwhelming. I would have it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlulensk (39) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Nice sublime chipotle ale, light in body with a hint of pepper. Sourced directly from their rogue farms. Solid chili beer if that’s your thing!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 Surprisingly malty. Not too much with the Chipotle until the middle to back end and mild at that. Which suites me fine as Hot Pepper beer isn?t my thing (my wife bought it for me). All in all I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
julesy831 (6) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Nice flavor not too much chipotle just right amount do it wasn't over powering. Would have again in moderation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
UXO (806) - CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours a clear amber with two fingers of off-white head diminishing gradually to a thick ca and heavy lacing. Nose is... bizarre: smoky green jalapeños, caramel malt, and something I can’t identify. Taste follows, with a moderate spiciness that grows as the pint progresses. Medium body, low carbonation, and an off-dry finish. I’m sorry, this is nasty. As in, sink pour territory - and I don’t generally do that, plus I love spicy food. This just doesn’t work. Save your time and money and don’t bother. I’m coming to the conclusion that this is a brewery that you can’t blindly support. Some of their brews just don’t work, and this is the poster child for that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesseMartineau (89) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours hazy copper thin off white head. Aromas of malt some spice I guess a little chipotle. Taste is the chipotle up front and nice spice in the throat. Very unique but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (826) - Genova, ITALY - AUG 16, 2014
Spina @ fob. Ambrata con schiuma eterna. Corpo medio-leggero. Affumicatura davvero importante, con finale piccantino. Non sarà il massimo della bevibilità ma è molto intrigante e particolare ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
simonblaine (399) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours....I dunno, was dark out, but the head was soft and frothy. Aroma of malts and something. Taste is malty, light roasted, finishes with a little peppery flavour. It's...ok I guess. Chipotle? Not really. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (2000) - - 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 (684) - 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.

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