Chipotle Ale

Oregon
United States
Rogue beer Chipotle Ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Deep amber in color with a rich malty aroma, delicately spiced with smoked Jalapeno peppers to give it that extra bite! Chipotle Ale is based on Rogue’s American Amber Ale - spiced with smoked chipotle chile peppers.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
40
Hops: 
Liberty, Alluvial
Malts: 
Two-Row, C40, Rogue Farms Dare and Risk
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Lots of toasty bread crusts, a light smoky character and a bunch of nuttiness presents itself in the aroma. Almost brilliantly clear and a beautiful deep amber with a nice large beige head that is persistent and leaves some lace. More black pepper and spicy notes in the aroma. The taste echoes the aroma with the toasty and bread crust character and the nuttiness – and that all supports a spicy black pepper note that lingers into a slightly smoky chili pepper finish that leaves you wanting another sip (and also wanting some spicy guacamole with lightly salted freshly fried corn chips). Moderate carbonation, a little bit of alcoholic warmth and there is a nice smooth crispness to the flavors that melds well together. The chili pepper comes across assertively, but is still well balanced with the Vienna and Munich-type malt flavors. The smoky phenolics are clean and nicely balanced. A very enjoyable chili beer.