Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Rogue Chipotle Ale

Rogue Chipotle Ale is awful. Seriously. Don't touch it with a ten foot pole. Rogue describes it as such:

"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."

1. the beginning of the beer IS good. It is very tricky.

2. DELICATELY SPICED?! No. VERY strongly spiced. Not spicy like peppers, but smoky like liquid smoke/bbq.

3. The head was huge, not tight.

4. SUBTLE? I have personally been described, by a stranger on a streetcar in these terms:
"There's nothing subtle about you, is there honey?"
While I think this assessment was strangely right on, a little subtlety goes a long way for me. There is NOTHING subtle about this beer, honey. It's like barbeque in a bottle. In fact, this resembles the Jones Soda Smoked Salmon Soda more than Chipotle.

This may be my least favorite beer ever. I am throwing it down the sink.

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