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Rogue Ales

Rogue Ales
Chipotle Ale

Category: Herb Spice Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Rogue Ales
Chipotle Ale

Category: Herb Spice Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Dark copper color. Bold, smoky, peppery aromas and flavors of chipotle, grilled pumpernickel, and chocolate figs with an lively, frothy, fruity medium-to-full body and a hot, interesting, long finish that exhibits notes of chili pepper, pepper jelly on rye, and radishes finish. A rock solid pepper beer with nice balance and pleasing peppery, tingling, warmth.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy, funky, malty, rich & heavy, bold & bitter & spicy
Aroma Aroma: chipotle, grilled pumpernickel, and chocolate figs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chili pepper, pepper jelly on rye, and radishes
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Pepper Steak, Coffee Crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid pepper beer with nice balance and pleasing peppery, tingling, warmth.

The Producer

Rogue Ales

The Producer
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR 97365
USA
1 541-867-3660

Their Portfolio

94 Rogue Ales Double Chocolate Stout 9% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale 5.6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales Brutal IPA 6.1% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale 6.8% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Beard Beer 4.8% (USA)
85 Rogue Ales American Amber Ale 5.3% (USA)
90 Rogue Ales Chipotle Ale 5.4% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales 4 Hop IPA 4.44% (USA)
92 Rogue Ales 6 Hop IPA 6.66% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Fresh Roast Ale 5.7% (USA)
97 Rogue Ales 2015 Old Crustacean Barleywine 10.75% (USA)
94 Rogue Ales New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta 11.6% (USA)
80 Rogue Ales Fruit Salad Cider 6.4% (USA)
92 Rogue Ales Good Chit Pilsner 5.3% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Morimoto Imperial Pilsner 8.1% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales Mocha Porter 5.6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales 4 Hop IPA 4.44% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Paradise Pucker Sour Fruit Ale 6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales Santa’s Private Reserve Cherry and Raspberry Belgian Dark Ale 7.8% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales XS Old Crustacean Barleywine 10.6% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout 5.7% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Chocolate Stout 5.8% (USA)
86 Rogue Ales 2017 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 14% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Yellow Snow Pilsner 5.5% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales 6 Hop IPA 6.66% (USA)
95 Rogue Ales 7 Hop IPA 7.77% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales 8 Hop IPA 8.88% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Fresh Roast Brown Ale 5.7% (USA)
90 Rogue Ales Honey Kolsch 5.2% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Cold Brew IPA 7.5% (USA)
83 Rogue Ales 4 Hop Session IPA 4.44% (USA)
96 Rogue Ales 5 Hop Black IPA 5.55% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Straight Outta Newport...Oregon West Coast IPA 8.7% (USA)
87 Rogue Spirits Spruce Gin 45% (USA) $35.15.
88 Rogue Spirits Pink Spruce Gin 45% (USA) $35.15.
80 Rogue Spirits Hazelnut Rum 40% (USA) $.00.

Herb Spice Beer

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Herb/spice beers are ales or lagers to which herbs and/or spices have been added to impart flavor. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not just the herb or spice added, but also in relation to when and where the herb or spice was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common herbs and spices used by brewers include ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, many examples of herb/spice beers are readily available utilizing herbs and spices including ginseng and heather to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of herbs/spices and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Chipotle Ale, Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer and Williams Brothers Fraoch Heather Ale.

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