Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I bought this beer not knowing what I was getting myself into. I was expecting something more similar to an American IPA. The pour is coppery amber with a thin white head. There is a strong hop aroma, which maintained my optimism, but the hops are only present to create bitterness in the flavor. There’s little citrus or grass or any other standard hop flavors at all, just a serious amount of bitterness. Malts, and bitter. Aftertaste is mostly clean -- the bitterness doesn’t linger. It’s a good beer, just not what I expected.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught. Pours a golden amber. Starts out with a watery but potent hit of floral hops. Nice citrissy lingering taste. Goos as a session ale.
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 Pours a light cloudy honey color. Descent medium thick head which lasts a while. Aroma of bitter hops and citrus. Excelent citrus hop taste with a strong malt flavor.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy dark orange-amber, smells strongly of hops but not in an offensive manner. Not as bitter as I had hopped for with a name like brutal but still bitter and damn good. Tastses a lot like an IPA, nice lingering hop taste, thin lacing and medium pure white head.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2004. Hazy amber/orange color
with a medium size white head. Sweet
aroma of hops, grapefruit and biscuit malt. Flavor is mildly bitter/hoppy at first
with a decent malt backbone for balance.
oh6gdx (22067) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange/brownish with white head. Smells of hops, barley and honey. The taste is mainly hops with influence of citrus and wheat. Hoppy and bitter aftertaste.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange. Big American Style hoppy nose, like an APA. Flavour is nutty, with hints of citrus. Finish is brutal bitter.
TBone (13693) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange, small white head. Strong aroma of flowery hops, barley and honey. Nicely balanced hoppy mouthfeel with hints of wheat. Long dry hoppy aftertaste.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(New 12oz Bottle) Typical hoppy/soappy Rogue nose. Chill haze is very dense. The head and lace are very thick and long lasting. The palate starts off with grapefruit hops, but ends with a bit of spicy/woodiness. The malt really does come through on this beer to balance it out. Overall, a very good and drinkable beer, but a bit pricy at $11.25 a 6 pack.
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells and tastes like I bit into a grapefruit for sure! Its ok, I can drink it, but I’d rather stick with Rogue’s other offerings.