Rogue has been brewing craft beers in Oregon since 1988, and a few years ago, the folks at Rogue began farming. Currently the are harvesting their own barley, rye, hops, pumpkins, jalapenos, marionberries, hazelnuts and honeybees in addition to pigs and poultry. With almost a dozen beers produced under the “Rogue Farms” label, made using ingredients harvested right on premise. Farm to glass! One of these offerings is Rogue Farm Chipotle Ale, brewed with smoked jalapenos.
The beer pours a deep rich caramel amber color with orange highlights. The tight thin head is off-white in color. It dissipates steadily to a light lacing atop the beer which sticks around from the first sip to the last.
On the nose you get tons of rich caramel and bready malt notes. There is a smoky aroma from the chipotle peppers, but you don’t get any peppery spice. Some non-descriptive vegetable and herbal notes can also be detected.
On the palate you get tons of rich biscuity malt notes along with just a hint of caramel malts. The chipotle peppers offer up the smokiness promised on the nose. There is a little pepper spice that hits on the mid-palate and carries through to the finish. The prominent smokiness and subtle spice makes this an easy drinking food beer.
Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.5 Out Of 5 Pints