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RATINGS: 1152   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 Rogues 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - JUN 25, 2005
I liked it, but its my least favorite Rogue. Too spicy and way too many hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1458) - Bedford, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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, youll smell a bit of lemony-raw pepper. Taste is much more subtle than I expected after trying a few other hot pepper beers. Theres 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 its barely enough to detect), some roasted chocolate, caramel, light honey, tree bark, and a bit of citrus/earthy hops (though theyre 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Chiptole Ale. at first, i coudl taste no hint of chiptole. later it came through stronger... a nice beer, but nothing id want to drink everyday... left a somewhat spicy feeling in my stomach, like i just ate a spoonful of salsa. the effect wasnt bad... but i was really expecting more... the first few drinks the flavor wasnt there... and when it came through.. i had kinda already made up my mind. interesting and worth trying...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Thin covering of head across a ugly brownish orange liquid. Very murky and not easily seen through, but i think this is an interesting beer to gaze upon. In the nose a notice of caramel malt with a aroma of the chipotle right behind it. I was a little worried at first if this would be a beer like the other chili beers made with jalapeno, but i trusted Rogue wouldnt dissapoint me and boy was i right. Found the flavor to be a easy going usage of smoked chipotle pepper without a spicy hotness and thats maybe because theres no seeds involved. Also has a small honey or caramel background and bitter hop profile while leaving a reminder of the firey fruit in my stomach by turning it upside. Im a bit suprised why people rate this so low when it s one of the most unique beers ive personally tried. I could imagine this would be a excellent beer if eating any Mexican food as long as no hot sauce was used.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Bomber. Labeled Chipotle Ale (my favorite chile). Pours a deep reddish/copperish amber with a small white head. Aroma is malty sweet with some citrussy/earthy hop notes. No chile in the nose. Flavor is of a sweet caramel/toffee malt profile with very subtle smokey/woody chile undertones (less than I would have prefered). A dry spiciness finishes the beer. More citrussy/grassy/earthy hops come through in the flavor as well with some moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and smooth (when has Rogue ever made a thin beer). Great beer though I would have liked more chile flavor though the base beer was exceptional (probably the American Amber).


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