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RATINGS: 1113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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 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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 27, 2005
I would call this more of a "smoked beer junior" than a chii beer. up front, the smokiness is all right, but the finish is dry & flat. it’s a mediocre beer

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (1962) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Rating for a.k.a. Rogue Chipotle Ale

Hazy reddish/copper with a quick, creamy, tan head. Fully malted aroma, caramel and roast with a latent smokiness emerging in time. Flavor starts bitter, moving to chewy malts and ending with a hearty smoked flavor. The problem is in the finish, which is dry yet flat, sour and lingering... and, in my case, brought about heartburn.

Just as an aside, Rogue has GOT to stop their marketing scheme of renaming their beers. They’re like a bratty little kid who cheats at hide-and-go-seek by leaving their original hiding spot in favor of a place you’ve already looked. Effective for them, but it really pisses you off.

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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2005
2005 AIBA Sample as Rogue Chipotle. Let me say right away that I do not like chile in beer. I guess it’s an American thing. Many people on the night practically spat this out with horror. But the chile influence is quite mild in comparison to others. I suppose if I was forced to drink a chile beer, this might be the one to have.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 24, 2005
chipotle beer eh?well here we go.this rouge pours a nice lookng amber color with an off white head that simmers quickly.the aroma was a mix of smoke,metal,and a tad bit of meat.the flavor had the smoke,metal,and meat as well.along with some hops.smoke brews are not really my thing so i cant say this was up my alley.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2005
A little skeptical about this when I bought it, but it was suprisingly a very drinkable beer. Pours a copper/ amber body with a thin creamy white head. Smokey pepper, malty aroma. Initial sip is kinda awkward but, becomes very good. Warm, full bodied. Spicy finish. Reminded me a lot like Rogue Smoke. Different from other S/H/V, but very good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Tasted the version of this beer labelled Chipotle Ale. Dark amber in color. The aroma is a touch of smokiness and peppers. Light to medium bodied with flavors of malt and smoke that quickly turn into a gentle spiciness and peppers. A different sort of beer that could take some getting used to. A good attempt from Rogue.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2005
22 oz. bottle - labelled Chipotle Ale. Red amber colour with a mostly diminishing frothy tan head. Earthy, lightly smoky and spicy aroma. Caramel and earthy flavours with a lightly smoky and spicy finish. Light bodied, fizzy but refreshing. Much more subtle than Garrison Jalapeno, actually drinkable moreso than gimmicky or good just for cooking.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2005
This initially seemed like another gimmicky beer--chipotles in beer? But, since I love both chipotles and beer I thought I’d give it a shot. It is very good. It has a great deep reddish gold color with a thin head. The aroma is mildly smokey. The flavor initially is very smokey and a bit metallic like a German rauchbier, but quickly fades into a subtle chipotle chilli spiciness with just the slightest hint of sweetness. A very interesting beer for fans of smoked ales, or chipotles, or both.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tejas (908) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Bravo to Rogue for brewing an interesting beer but I think they went over the top with this one. Just too much smoke and chile flavor and not enough beer flavor. Aroma is also heavy on the chile side. Definitely not an everyday beer, especially in a bomber. I couldn’t finish it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6539) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of smoke, hint of pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly burning, lightly alcoholic. Oddly, smells more like smoked malt than smoked peppers...the vegetal pepper smell is pretty minimal, and the residual burn is minor as well. As such, it’s probably the best chile pepper beer I’ve had. It’s actually drinkable and damn near enjoyable.


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