Reid (2067) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served from a 22 oz bomber.
Quite a good looking beer,dark amber/brown, with a good sized tan head..that goes fast but good lacing is left .
Aroma is also quite nice mainlly malty( unusual for a Rogue) but with a good whiff of roasted pepper thrown in.
Tastet is rather surprising as it tastes at first like a malty pale ale..then the rather pleasant chipotle , smoky hotness comes through but does not overwhelm the beer.
Pretty nice in the mouth not too thin and quite good
Nice drinkable ale with a nice extra "kick" in the end.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hazy ruddy red topped with a creamy dense 1/4" head. Smokey caramel malt and wet blanket aroma. Sweet upfront becoming tart and snappy with a long smokey finish. A little citrus in the background. Interesting combination of flavors and a dry finish make for an ale that you want to keep trying. Has some heat that creeps up on you. Well balanced in my book but how much of this stuff can they sell?
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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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mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.