Chipotle Ale – Rogue Ales (Newport, OR, USA)

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Chipotle Ale – Rogue Ales, 5.5% ABV, 1 pt. 6 fl.oz., (Newport, Oregon, USA)

printed on the front-right label:

“Dedicated to Spanish Author Juan de la Cueva, who in 1575, wrote of a Mexican dish that combined seedless chipotles with ale. This ale is deep amber in color with a rich malty aroma and delicately spiced with smoked jalapeño peppers to give it that extra bite!”

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  • Style: (chipotle) Spiced ale
  • Taste: Simple toffee malt smoky chipotle sweet amber
  • Where I got it : Liquor Barn (Hastings St.)
  • How much: $8 (after 10% off) – 1 pt 6 fl.oz., February 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not super impressive

Visual: Pours clear medium brown with barely any head, a thin even layer of retention, no streams just several bubbles here and there.

Nose: dried smoky chipotle pepper mixed with sweet toffee malt (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: sharp dry crispness, bubbly-tingly-creamy mouthfeel

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, light acidity, (MAIN) toffee barley malt, orange citrus

Finish: lasting chipotle smokiness, very subtle spicy kick, soft light bitter hopped finish.

Summary: Not a whole lot of length other than the smoky chipotle, nor much depth. Just okay.