JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby-amber body, predominately made up of varying reds. Head is thin white, short-lived, and recedes to a fine crown. Smell is Northwest-coast hoppy, pine and fruit malt, slight coffee, and a hint of smoke. Taste is sweet fruit malt, piney hops and alcohol, very robust and bittering chocolate, then the unique roasted peppers. Taco burp. Very intruiging. Tongue gets plunged with citrus grapefruit and seltzer water. I really appreciate the novel ending
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this with dinner today - great beer to have with food - medium copper color, little to no head - herbal aroma with a hint of smoke - flavor is very smokey, kind of rauchbier-like, with a mild background malt presence - not really evident heat at first, but it gradually builds up and you really start to taste the peppers - the heat isn’t much, but it is there - I continued to drink this after my meal, but for some reason I couldn’t finish it without food - something about the beer can’t stand on its own - make sure you have a plate of nachos handy when you try this one.
ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was one of the most spectacular appearance beers that I have ever had...This could be due to the fact that it was served in one of those vintage schlitz glasses with the light in the bottom(RAMERBOY01, again) The color was a beautiful volcanic sunset orange. Taste was good, the smoked chipotle was very evident. Light maltiness, little to no hop. There was pretty much no "hot bite" in my opinion, though, I drink habanero smoothies and p*ss tobasco, so it might really be there and I am just not getting it.
Reid (2300) - 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 (2006) - 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 (1799) - 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.