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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Hazey amber appearance, moderate head formation. Smokey (bacon) aroma, grainy. Smokey bacon on the palate, peppry flavor comes in late creating a lightly tingling spice in the afteraste. Fairly bitter/sour hoppy aftertaste. The chipotle (pepper and smoke) works really well, but aside from that there’s not really much more.

2.9
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2005
"Deep golden in color"??? Poured deep orangey amber with a nice khaki head...smell is fairly malty with some nice fruits like cherries and something citrus-like...smokey also...maybe something spicy, but I could be imagining that...wow...this is quite interesting to taste...tastes hoppy and spicy with peppers, quickly fading away with a wisp of smoke in the finish...not really good, but quite interesting...

3.8
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
Robe ambrée surmontée d’une mousse généreuse. Arômes de fumé et de malt. Saveurs de malt, de fumé et de piment. Houblon aromatique de soutien. Bine balancée, belle rondeur.

3.8
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2005
Aroma:smooked and spicy.... Appearance:amber with good head... Flavor:Light smooked with good pepper spicy,good hops...

3.6
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2005
really good beer normally i dont like beer with a smoked taste but this one is really smooth and have a great final of pepper

3.3
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - JUN 25, 2005
I liked it, but it’s my least favorite Rogue. Too spicy and way too many hops.

3.8
TChrome (1472) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Beer pours orange amber color with a modestly retained beige head. Aroma is quite unique and has lots of smoky, spicy goodness that I associate with the lovely chipotle peppers that I love to cook with. The chipotle peppers in the flavor are restrained which I think is a good thing as far as a beer goes. In fact as I drink this beer the overwhelming sensation is one of drinking one of the Schlenkerla with a bit of pepper bit in the finish. Deep, rich smokiness is the dominant flavor, and it is a good one. As with almost all Rogue products, this is a good one, and under appreciated.

3.7
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Pours a medium amber with an off-white head. Has a malty nose with a bit of smoke. Flavor is lightly smoked with a bit of heat in the aftertaste. I like this beer very much. Perfect match for barbecue, or lightly spiced food.

3.8
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2005
22oz Bottle: Deep near-clear amber, almost brown if looked at from the right angle, with a small frothy beige head that quickly fades. The aroma has candy-covered nuts, caramel, hazelnuts, and hints of smoky chipotle pepper, earthy malt, earthy roasted pepper, and eucalyptus. When swirled it releases very subtle hints of citrus & plant leaf hops. If served very cold, you’ll smell a bit of lemony-raw pepper. Taste is much more subtle than I expected after trying a few other hot pepper beers. There’s a hint of smoked chipotle peppers up front, moderately bitter, followed by just a tiny bit of heat detected on the sides of the tongue (though in truth it’s barely enough to detect), some roasted chocolate, caramel, light honey, tree bark, and a bit of citrus/earthy hops (though they’re hidden in the background and you really have to work to find them). Finishes with a little bit of heat in the throat and mouth, giving off flavors of smoked chipotle. Light to medium bodied, thin & slightly watery mouthfeel, moderate carbonation levels. Masterfully crafted beer, highlighting the smoked chipotle taste without letting the heat get out of hand and striking a great balance of flavors.

3.4
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Chipotle Ale: Pecan-orange & clear colored topped with frothy suds that halo. Caramel & candied nuts in the aroma alongside dried fruit, hazelnut, and cream with a subtle underlying peaty smoke and a pinch of sugarcane. Bitterness and palatable smoke flavors greet the tongue...these ride the semi-thin body caping off in tangy smoke. Notes of hazelnuts, caramel, and menthol-like bitterness which I gather is the capsicum from the chipotles..the heat here sneaks up on you and heats up your throat rather than your mouth. All in all, an interesting concoction, but too thin of a palate for the potentially interesting flavors that this hints of.


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