Rogue Chipotle Ale
Brewery: Rogue Ales
Format: 650ml Bottle
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 colour with a tight head, rich malty aroma, delicately smooth and crisp flavour, 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!
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Good but I've had better chilli beers.
The key to this one is the smokiness. Chipotle isn't particularly spicy, and I felt that knocked this down a point or so. Once again this beer benefits from its time out of the fridge.
Malty slight yeast nose. Toasted malts upfront with smoke and very mild pepper finish. I was really hoping for more chili bite.