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RATINGS: 1971   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brutal combines Oregon hops with English Malts. The Oregon grown Crystal hop is a triploid variety developed from the German Hallertau aroma hop variety with contributions from Cascade, Brewers Gold, and Early Green. Crystal is the only hop used in brewing Brutal and it provides a massive amount of aroma without dry-hopping. The English malts used are floor malted Pipkin (a mellow cross of Maris Otter and Warboys, from an English company called Beeston), Cara Vienna and Cara Wheat.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmq103 (11) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Not as Brutal as the name implies. I get sweet malt on the nose, barely any hops. The taste is sweet and malty like Dead Guy, but not as flavorful. Hops are minimal in my opinion. Very good but not great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chribban (239) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
Hazy, amber beer with an almoust one finger high head. Nose: Apricot, dried fruit, mandarine, pine, citrus and floral hops. Taste: Orange marmelade, citrus, pineapple, peach, grass, caramel malt and honey. Body: Medium body with crisp carbonation. A light bitterness at the end that stays on the tounge. This is a great IPA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Przylus (224) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Aromat ogromnej ilości różowych grejpfrutów, landrynek, mango. Barwa bursztynowa, klarowne. Piana ładna, drobna, długa. W smaku zielone grejpfruty, cukierki ślazowe, pełne, ale i orzeźwiające. Dobra grejpfrutowa goryczka.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtyhop (10) - - FEB 14, 2015
IPA di Rogue offre forti note agrumate ed erbacee all’olfatto mentre al palato, dopo un inizio fruttato, emergono i toni di scorza di limone e arancia. Nonostante il termine "Brutal", questa IPA non è particolarmente aggressiva grazie al bilanciamento tra l’intenso luppolo e la mordibezza e pienezza del corpo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1690) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle a cloudy dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits some yeast and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits yeast and a bitter hoppy aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3346) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
22 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a hazed copper color with a big white head of foam. Good retention. The aroma is pine, citrus zest, some lime juice. The taste has moderate bitterness, some citrusy sweetness, and a dry floral finish. Just a little peppery. Medium body and low to medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsandBolts (139) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
650 ml bottle from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a hazy light copper with a finger of white head. Average retention and a fair bit of lacing.

Aroma: Apricots galore, plums, dried fruit, raisins.

Flavours: Orange peel, mango, marmalade.

Mouthfeel: Thin with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Wow, the aromas on this are ones you could just sniff by the hour. Strong apricot with dried fruit. The flavours aren’t quite as spectacular but this is still a very good IPA overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Don2711 (177) - - JAN 30, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Subtle aroma. Slightly hazy appearance. Taste grapefruit and delightful strength. Again subtle strength and hit on the palate. One that could slip up on you very easily. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanosX (15) - - JAN 26, 2015
The aroma is soft & subtle. Scents of fruit salad & fresh greens. The beer is golden & opaque, not cloudy but opaque. The flavour starts with a resounding taste of grapefruit. The bitterness & sourness of the grapefruit is balanced with a nice sweetness and herbal finish. The mouthful is silky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turboninja (130) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Medium aroma with apricot, some citrus and hops. Golden orange color with lightly hazy liquid. Small white head. Strong but smooth taste with natural apricot, honey and hops. Medium aftertaste. Medium body with average/soft carbonation. Overall very soft and tasty IPA with some own character.


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