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RATINGS: 1903   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1707) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a hazy dark golden colour, with a thin, rocky white head. Aroma of crisp apples, hay and grassy hop. Orange flavours, with bitter pine needles and straw. Finish was spruce, citrus peal and mango.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (285) - - AUG 30, 2014
A solid IPA. Very bitter and aromatic hops with flavours of pine and citrus. A rounded, slightly sweet malt. The bitterness lasts quite long in the mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiscerninDrunk (6) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Pours an orange/amber color with a solid layer of head that laces well down the glass. Aroma of biscuits, somewhat spicy hops. Flavor is quite sweet, has a strong malty profile, bready, some caramel notes, hops are somewhat buried by the sweetness but are still present and the end of the taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamf (64) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Orange-golden, hazy, nice white head with good lacing. Hoppy aroma - some green notes, I would say. Good body - the main note in taste is malty sweetness which I actually don’t really like but here it’s okay. Then comes the bitterness, it’s gentle, not brutal. There are hoppy flavours as well. I expected more offensive beer, but it’s a well-balanced, good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrohia (137) - - AUG 16, 2014
Rusty Bucket, Dayton, draft. No head or lacing. Copper and clear. Smells like fermented pears. Light mouthfeel. Easy to drink. Good session IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Murky light brown/orange, practically mo head, minimal lacing. Sweet malt, bit fruits. Slick oily feel, medium body, Semisweet, low carbonation, bread. Too malty for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hub66 (111) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Belle couleur orangée avec mousse moyenne, blanche; arômes d’agrumes; goût houblonné; finale amère agréable

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (22) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
BOTTLE. Cloudy gold in colour with a good finger of head. Hops hops hops & more hops on the nose. the hoppy Bitterness comes through instantly, finishing with a slight pepper/spice at the back end. Sourced Cellarbrations Capel

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvilCat (80) - FRANCE - AUG 11, 2014
Bouteille. La cervoise 91. Robe orange, mousse beige clair dense. Nez caramélisé et résineux, expressive sur le houblon . Bouche amère typique où l'on retrouve le nez et une amertume sur le zeste de citron. Finale sèche. Classique et efficace. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7571) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Metallic orange peel and orange malt aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with small head. Sweet floral orange-caramel malt and mildly bitter orange peel flavor. Nice.


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