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RATINGS: 1101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 Rogueís 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 Moleí black and tan!

Measurements: 12 degrees Plato, IBU 35, Apparent attenuation 82, Lovibond 23

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fatehunter (1271) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a "Rogue Chipotle" glass. It is just a goblet with a stem that looks like a cactus. Copper/amber color, opaque. Light head that was just dusting the surface. Smell: First some malt and then the chipotle. Very distinct chipotle smell. I usually do not like fruit in my beer, but this smells really nice. Slightly sweet at first, followed by the chipotle pepper. Enough spice to know it is there but not obnoxious or overpowering. Soft at first, then bubbly carbonation, followed by a crisp finish. I liked the soft start and crisp finish, but a little less carbonation would be better. Oh, the pepperís heat stays on the lips for awhile afterward. Very good and drinkable. I love the spiceiness and smell. This is probably the only beer with a fruit added that I really liked.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"this one is definitely unique & spicy (for better or worse) with a roasted quality not found in many chile pepper beers. iíd never be able to drink a 22 of this by myself, so i consider the drinkability low, but it goes quite well with tamales. 7/11-still dont realy dig it. spice and smoke, rough around the edges. eh."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Masterkush7 (554) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Caramel malt aroma with moderate smokiness. Appearance is orange and super cloudy. Head is off white with avg head retention. Flavor has a moderate malty smokiness with moderate amounts of heat ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1418) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
Herbal hop spice aroma. Murky amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt nutty spice flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1251) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
McCoppins bottle(11-Oct-2014) Smoked pepper malt fruit aroma.Amber red colour, low head&low suds lace.Smoke malt fruit flavour.Pepper light chilli& biscuit capsicum aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (617) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
Aroma: pepper, malt, smoke and capsicum App: amber hazy sudsy white head Flavour: smoke and malt Palate: light chilli warm finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (82) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Had this beer with some jalapeŮos brats - very good. I thought the beer had just enough of a bite to it and wasnít overwhelming. I would have it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlulensk (35) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Nice sublime chipotle ale, light in body with a hint of pepper. Sourced directly from their rogue farms. Solid chili beer if thatís your thing!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnsofistaCat (237) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 Surprisingly malty. Not too much with the Chipotle until the middle to back end and mild at that. Which suites me fine as Hot Pepper beer isn?t my thing (my wife bought it for me). All in all I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
julesy831 (5) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Nice flavor not too much chipotle just right amount do it wasn't over powering. Would have again in moderation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
UXO (264) - CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours a clear amber with two fingers of off-white head diminishing gradually to a thick ca and heavy lacing. Nose is... bizarre: smoky green jalapeŮos, caramel malt, and something I canít identify. Taste follows, with a moderate spiciness that grows as the pint progresses. Medium body, low carbonation, and an off-dry finish. Iím sorry, this is nasty. As in, sink pour territory - and I donít generally do that, plus I love spicy food. This just doesnít work. Save your time and money and donít bother. Iím coming to the conclusion that this is a brewery that you canít blindly support. Some of their brews just donít work, and this is the poster child for that.

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