Rogue Chipotle Ale (Mexicali)

Rogue Chipotle Ale (Mexicali)

Rated 3.276 by BeerPals

Brewed by Rogue Ales

Newport, OR, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

5.4% Alcohol by Volume

34 International Bittering Units

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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 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: 13 degrees Plato, IBU 34, Apparent attenuation 77, Lovibond 24

ID: 3497 Last updated 1 month ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank11200
Overall Percentile75.9
Style Rank238 of 1207
Style Percentile80.3
Lowest Score1.9
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.291
Weighted Score3.276
Standard Deviation0.417

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  • CYBERCAT 9603 reviews
    rated 3.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a clear, dark, reddish amber bordering on chestnut with a very thick and persistent pale buff head. Aroma is not strong but lures with malty and subtle vegetable tones. Flavor is bolder than the wan aroma, adding subtle peppery and hoppy notes to the slightly sweet malt core. Texture is smooth and fairly firm, and fizz persists. Let spring spring with a crater of this.

  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 3.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours cloudy orange with a thick dense cap. The smokey sweet chipotle aroma over creamy caramel and brown bread is beautiful. The bittersweetness of the smoked chile is also the dominant flavor, yet without being overpowering. It has an almost umami character, and reminds me of bacon. More woody than spicy, this is not pungent or hot as some chipotles are. A mild mustiness reminds me of bleu cheese, but it's devoid of any sharp bite. Yes, my overall impression is cobb salad without any tang. Balanced, not extreme in any way. Lacing all over, almost sticky, but light carbonation and a smooth yet mostly wet feel. I genuinely enjoy this one and look forward to having it again.

  • RICHSBEER 1654 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Sampled at the pub. Poured an amber color with a clear consistency and small foamy white head that lasted for a while leaving good lacing. The aroma is of lots of chiles with some malt as well. The taste had the chiles taking center stage, with a tinge of malt in the finish. The mouthfeel had a good amount of carbonation with a crisp finish. Medium-bodied.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I wonder who was the first to marry hot and spicy with beer because sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. This is a case where the chipotle spices complement the malt and hops quite well resulting in a refreshing flavourful beer with a bite.

  • CYRENAICA 2080 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    650ml bottle
    5.0% ABV
    I tried this beer on July 23, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen's Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent golden-red colour with a rocky tan head. The aroma was pepper, caramel, some floral hints, and yeast. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour packed some heat. Chipotle flavour, some smoked meat, caramel, and hops. I enjoyed it.

  • CHOPZ 5347 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I was quite happy to find this one at the LCBO (as it is a different one which our country is not strong on stuff like that - but I love). Pours a clean amber colour with a beige head that is frothy, last a real long time and creates good thick foamy lacing. I cannot smell the chipotle, but a light malty aroma with notes of nuts and bread. The taste though is quite special. The chipotle is a bit more present, but still not overpowering. A real nice burnt flavour comes up. Mild lingering, and quite refreshing overall with decent malt and caramel in the aftertaste. A nice different brew that is worth trying, and not as powerful as most people would be scared of the pepper itself.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    650mn bottle: pours a clouded amber with a 3 finger creamy cap. Aroma is malty with some smoke some earthiness and a herbacious tone. Decent malty golden ale with some smokey herbal notes tucked beneath the hopping. Finish is wet lightly bitter with some smoke and a light pepper warmth. Well crafted and carried off but not my personal favorite flavor combo.

  • FLASHPRO 1166 reviews
    rated 3.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Wow this is a weird beer. Little bit of lacing and a partly cloudy orange color. Aroma is a little sweet with hints of chipotle. Once you take the sip you you really get a kick of chipotle. It actually goes ok with the beer but leaves an odd aftertaste. Probably wouldn't buy it again but it's not actually bad. Light body and easy to drink

  • TH3B33RM@N 227 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    I bought this beer at the world market in Newport News, Va. Pours a dark and slightly hazy amber with small foamy head. Smells spicy like roasted peppers and chillies. Taste was a bit dry and bitter, slight woody/smokey notes. A touch of sweetness and spice very unique indeed.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    22oz bottle. Pours a clear light copper with a white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

    The aroma is subdued - some sweet malts and smokey peppers and liquid smoke.

    The flavor is some sweet malt quickly followed by a lot of smokey chipotle pepper with some light to moderate heat in the background. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation - slightly watery.

    Overall, this is one of the best chili beers I've had. It's pretty moderate in heat, but I really like the flavors of the chipotle and smokiness. It's still pretty one-sided in that it's all about the pepper.

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