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RATINGS: 1135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Lager glass. Orange bronze with minimal head, particles of what appears to be peppers are seen floating around. Odor is light but I get barley and just a hint of spices. Interesting smokey flavor. Thick mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2730) - California, USA - APR 30, 2016
Hazy tan orange in color... Aroma of light peppers, biscuity malts, caramel... Flavor is actually mostly biscuity and caramel malt forward, only slightly peppery... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Samtzu (64) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2016
650ml bottle. Strong spiced flavors with a slight malt aftertaste. Having never tried Chipotle before I was not sure what to expect. Interesting beer but not quite to my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
Bottle, SX Bottle Share, 5/34/2016 Golden colour. Off-white lacing. Sheer Jalepenos on aroma. Some honey and spring dew as well. Taste is old school IPA, hot chili, hot finish. Meh. Not my kinda thing. Don’t really get this one. Sorry!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2016
1 pint 6 fl oz/650 mL bottle poured to wine glass Aroma(3.5): malts-cereal, yeast: earthy, Appearance(3.75): amber, light brown, frothy, white foam, some lacing Taste(3.25): lightly bitter, with spicy follow through that stays on roof of mouth and tongue Palate(3.25):medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall(3.75): Good beer, can be repeated but not something to look forward to Drank: March 25, 2016

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2046) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
On tap at the Cambridge Winter Ales Festival 2016. Honey brown with a slight ring of white head. Aroma produces some chilli but also strawberry jam, cereal and wood shavings. Sweet-savoury chilli taste with a pronounced sour note in the finish. Slight pine and maple syrup suggestions as the sip slips away. Subtly warming chilli on the lips. Aftertaste is a bit glue-y, not sure about that. Good all in all and worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shot (385) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark gold with a creamy thin white head. Aromas of sweet caramel malt and slight vegetables. Flavors are grass, smokey crackery notes, sweet malt, tobacco, vegetable notes and a slight hot pepper burn. Thin but creamy mouthfeel. Actually, a well-made beer, but the addition of chipotle peppers takes the flavor in a direction that isn’t terribly enjoyable. This reminds me of a rauchbier crossed with a lager. Without the peppers, this would be a pretty delicious ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing an orangey gold, almost amber color, with some soft white head foam that reduced expeditiously to a ring & film, and left some wavy lacing on the glass. The nose was light smoke & pepper that presented a bit of betadine/Band-Aid scent, with some light fruit involved. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste included moderate & lingering, earthy bitterness, with dryness, and "better late than never" pepperiness to the finish. Okay, but the introduction disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3456) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of caramel and peppers with some smokiness. Smoked pepper flavor with slight heat and some caramel. Medium body with average carbonation. Better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
I love chipotle! Thin head, weak aroma, but sweet of anything. Some smokey. Flavor is of smokey chipotle, kind of spicy, but very mild. A bit of malt character comes through. Overall the chipotle dominates. Finished sweet, yet dry. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dogbomb (1144) - ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Keg. Honey coloured with a thin white scum. Nose is honey sweet with a firey pepper. Taste is thin, a light lemon then a hit of pepper/paprika. A bit "meaty", but a but overly thin to excite. Burny, but not hot...

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