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RATINGS: 2199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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TASTING NOTES: A non-traditional India Pale Ale with big citrusy, hop flavor and intense hop aroma. Medium-bodied with a vibrant lingering hop-bitterness that is anything but brutal. Enjoy!

8 INGREDIENTS: 2-Row, Carawheat, C15 & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Alluvial™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber/copper color with tiny particles floating throughout and a thick bumpy head. Aroma of cakey malt, hops, some dried fruit maybe. Zesty citrus hop flavor explodes up front, balanced on the back by slightly toasty caramel malt and a very strong hoppy finish. Nice consistency in the palate- not watery at all. Damn fine.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2006
smells great and hoppy peppery all that jazz looks liek crap though. pretty bitter a little hint of cirtrus. not too shabby nto to special though. lingering taste of licking out a cashed bowl of weed.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2006
An amber beer with no head. The aroma is sweet caramelic, with a touch of hops. The flavor is sweet and a bit sticky with notes of caramel, leading to a slightly bitter end. Boring compared to my expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Bomber: Aroma is malty with hints of caramel, toffe, and a little pine. Poured hazy amber color, but no particles. Sparkling. Medium off white head. Good lacing. Flavor starts of malty, but then gets a little piney hop to it. Crisp, but then a nice bitter, toffee finish. Medium sweet and heavily bitter. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Average-length bitter finish. Overall, a nice Bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2006
I really enjoyed this beer. I didn’t think it was "brutally" bitter. I thought it went down very smooth. This is a beer I could drink plenty of in one sitting.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnfineman (53) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Not a horrible beer, but nothing amazing either. When I heard "Brutal Bitter," I was anticipating something that was actually brutally bitter. Instead I got a beer that really didn’t hold my attention. I finished it, but I didn’t buy another.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Dark amber color with one of the flullyest and firmest heads around, lasts and lasts. Nice controlled carbobation, feels like a beer, not a soda. Aroma, recalls fresh rain on a new cut lawn. Green apples and grapes, pine too. and of course--loads of lovely hops. Could be habit forming

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2006 This has a bit more than the dry citrus and hop flavor I love. Lemon more than grapefruit. The subtle counterbalancing sweetness is not sugary. Big thumbs up

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unibaren (157) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2006
Lots of grape and pine aroma. Slightly hazy orange colour. Huge creamy head that last a long time and leaves nice lacings. Medium carbonation. Very bitter taste (but in a nice way), and somehow reminds me of Fishermans Friends. Light body but full flavoured. A very impressive beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Bottle 52F English Pint. Nice hoppy aroma, great pine scents, good malty aromas, great bread yeast smells. Smells fantastic. Nice fairly clear light amber color with a splash of orange. Nice off white head that is both fluffy and decent lasting. Nice great hoppy flavor balanced perfecty against medium malts, very good taste I really like this one. A little bigger and hoppy than many popular ESB’s but this one is great. Lighter mouthfeel, lighter carbonation are slight drawbacks. Good beer a very nice ESB. A little less bitter on the hops and it would be a fantastic ESB. Very nicely done once again by Rogue, do they make a bad beer?


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