RateBeer
overall
97
97
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2005
On tap at Barley’s Taphouse in Asheville, NC. Fantastic hop aroma. While it almost burns your nose, you can still smell some sweetness. Amazingly enough, this is not an unpleasant bitter taste. Amber in color. Say, this isn’t so brutal. I like.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
regal (23) - Ringgold,Ga., USA - DEC 27, 2004
Dark copper color with a small rocky head.Very small patches of lace at top of the glass.First smell was all hops,but after tasting,I could smell malt,and a light hint of alcohol.The taste starts out with hops and citrus and finishes with a pine bitterness.Light-medium body and not alot of carbonation.This is well worth buying and I’ll buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 26, 2004
i found this down the street and decided to pick one up at it has been ages.after pouring a little more than half of the 22 into a pint glass i got a nice 1 inch head with a hazey golden brown body.it was a little light in the aroma category,but i could get some citrus in the nose.i was really impressed with the palate.i scensed hops,malts,a bit of bitterness and a dry finish.pretty impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2448) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Hazy orange color, nice frothy head. Hoppy and orange zest nose. Bitter grapefruit taste, that gives a short intense bitter kick. Short aftertaste. Not brutal bitter and missing complexity. I liked it though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2004
cloudy deep golden, almond-colored head. somewhat lasting. heavily carbonated. aroma is loaded with grapefruit hoppiness, nice caramel malt base, not dominating but definitely there. i would confuse this aroma all day long with that of an IPA. the flavor is somewhat different in that the hops are not AS assertive. finish is nice and bitter as the name would suggest. really a very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2004
I expected it to be darker...an interesting skunky aroma. The apricot came in hot for me. The citrus made an appearance in the after taste. IBU’s in the 80th percetile?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2004
Sampled from bottle at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#44).
Cloudy orange colored with a fine off-white head. Fresh and full bittersweet hoppy and fruity aroma with notes of apricot and orange. Plenty of bitter hops in the flavor with a fruity middle. Very dry specially in the finish. Fresh and very tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2004
on tap at the brewery. orange golden colour. big grapefruit aroma with a suggestion of caramel. plenty of bitterness. pretty flavoursome but didn’t totally grab me

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2004
On tap at isaac newtons..Cloudy orange with small head.Good aroma..numbs my mouth with hops,,maybe just compared to the other beers i was drinking that night (hefe,flemishsour.) i liked this one alot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2362) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 Large, light tan/yellow head of fine bubbles. Decent carbonation. Nice hoppy citrus aroma with some grapefruit and pine with a bit of skunk up front. Hazy dark orange/amber in color. Nice smooth flavor. Very well balanced with a bit of lemon. Crisp flavor. Dry palate with nice lingering bitterness at the finish. A very good ESB from a brewer with a lot of good beers. Nothing fancy just a very good beer.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 155 156 157  158  159 160 161 » 189


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50