KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 Had this in college as Mexicali, but most recently as Chipotle. This is a very interesting concoction, and not bad for what it is. The pepper is noticeable, but not so profane that you want to wash its mouth out with soap. The hops/malt combo suppresses the grito of the peppers just enough, relegating it to a slight tinge on the back of the throat. Nice smokiness to the flavor that doesn’t overpower. Thanks to Bierbauch for reaquainting me with this very tasty brew.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at sunset grill... whoa... you gotta love that they served this with a slice of jalepeno... one word for aroma and flavor... SPICEY... went perfectly with the taco buffet!
fly (1394) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chinga mi lengua! My marks would be far lower, except I know there’s a decent beer in there..... Just had this to satisfy curiosity as I’m really no fan of chilis in beer. As I see it I like them both - separately.
motelpogo (6131) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap in newport. not bad, the chipotle added some nice smokiness to the aroma, quite mild, i would have liked a little more heat but still quite pleasant
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 draught at Sunset Grille. Pours a bright yellow-gold, small white head, mostly clear appearance. Aroma has hints of light malt sweetness and a touch of bitter hops. Flavor begins quite light, it starts out tasting just like a basic golden/blonde ale (light grains, hints of honey sweetness, light body) but then towards the finish, all of the sudden your mouth starts to get very peppery and the spices are felt. The jalapeno (smoked chipotles) is huge and invigorating on the finish. At first I wasnt a fan, but by the end, I just loved the flavor at the end. I found myself wanting more, later in the night. When you’re in the mood for it, this one is immensely enjoyable. To be constructive, the flavor, other than the jalapeno finish, is fairly thin, even for a golden ale.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a thick diminishing rocky light brown head. Aroma of bread, smoke, pepper, citrus, and toffee. Medium watery body with lively carbonation. Earthy flavor of smoke - lots of it, bread, pepper, toffee and citrus. It is odd, and I don’t find it to be very appealing. Definitely a beer that I could enjoy at the right time, but now turned out not to be one of those times. A little heat, not a lot. Seems to be well made, just not my thing. Decent.
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy, cloudy orange body, medium cream-colored head. Soapy, biscuity, grassy aroma. Flavor is largely dominated by yeast flavors, with crackers, biscuit, grass and spices with pepper notes especially evident in the nose, back of the tongue, and eventually the chest. The pepper flavor isn’t overdone, but there is no real benefit to drinking much of this beer. I’m not a big fan...Rogue’s "light" beers are just too similar.
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled as Chipotle Ale. Copper liquid, clear, with an off-white towards yellow head and few spots of lacing. Aroma is dominated by smoked chipotle and careful examination reveals caramel malts and dough. Light bodied, semi-silky carbonation, light carbonation, well lasting, finish is little watery, little dry. Lightly sweet front, dry carbonation and smoke, some pepper and a spicy finish that gets the back of my throat and nothing else...grrr, bitter finish where you can actually taste peppers, some smoke. A simple ale, sweet and hot, great job on the bubbles even though it doesn’t really lace, nice biting finish--I enjoy the finish.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I drank Rogue Chipotle Ale. I think this beer is actually a little different than the Mexicali but I need to do a side-by-side to prove that. Yes this beer is a bit hot & spicy but it’s delicious! It is reddish-brown with a medium-sized head. It smells spicy and malty. There is a nice smoky flavor going along with the spiciness. The hops still come through! As it warmed, it definitely stings your tongue a bit more. Great beer (I do like pepper beers though).
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark gold color with mellow old ale aroma. I was expecting a chili beer taste to this and happily I didn’t get it. The roasted chipolte flavor blends right in with a crisp ale that doesn’t try to be too sweet. Unique? hell yeah. Drinkable? Hell yeah !!!