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RATINGS: 1913   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.


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4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robgibbens (412) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Cloudy orange amber color with a nice foamy head. The aroma has a nice strong flowery and citrus character. The flavor is bitter with some nuttiness and caramel coming through the back of the tongue. The finish is clean and refreshing.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kachangas (4) - - SEP 29, 2014 does not count
Bitter after taste. Nice aroma, bitter, not too hoppy as an ipa. Relatively high alcohol content

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (602) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Belle couleur dorée orangés avec un col mousseux respectable. Au nez caramel,notes floral,agrumes. En bouche c’est trčs doux, en finesse caramel,floral,herbeux, des agrumes et des fruits tropicaux viennent caresser la langue comme du jus. Ca manque de corps et de résine pour une IPA. Respectable tout de meme!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2953) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014
A nice near perfect balance between malt and hops. It's a great golden color with a smooth drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippiemusic (29) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Wow I really like this IPA. Nice hoppy taste to the palate but not overwhelming. And a creamy finish to the malt. Well done rogue.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1134) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Aroma: flowers, resin, honey, tropical fruits. Appearance: hazy, dark gold, medium, frothy white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: sweets intensify quickly, ripe fruit, resin, heavy body, soft carbonation, dry, long finish. Overall: nice IPA, great palate, slightly weak on aroma. Pint at Hops and Glory, Islington.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2014
650 ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear gold, thick, pillowy white head. Aromas of orange, candied peel, caramel. Taste is light bitter, good balancing sweetness, quite refined for something calling itself brutal. Oily texture, bitter, but crisp finish. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1352) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
Butelka 66cl. OCZY : piwo jest mętne o kolorze pomarańczowym. Piwo ma spory osad na dnie butelki. Piana jest średniej wielkości o kolorze białym. NOS : piwo ma mocne aromaty tarty, pomarańczy i cynamonu. Do tego kandyzowany banan, surowe ciasto drożdżowe, delikatnie żywica, dojrzale mango. karmel i ketchup. USTA : delikatnie gazowane o konsystencji typowej dla tego stylu przypominającej gęstość chudego mleka. Piwo jest słodkie o nutach pomarańcza, karmelu i tarty. Lekko przyprawowe o nutach cynamonu, curry i pieprzu. Umiarkowanie gorzkie o nutach owocowych przypominających pestki pomarańczy. Posmak piwa jest delikatny. Przenika słodkość i piekąca przyprawowość wraz z delikatna owocową kwaskowatością i gorzkością. ODCZUCIA : piwo jest smaczne. Ma w sobie kilka oryginalnych elementów ale ogólnie jest umiarkowana i łatwa w piciu. OCENA : smak : 7/0 pijalność : 7/10 styl : 0

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlulensk (35) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Wow. Excellent beer from rogue. A bit cloudy but excellent taste of citrus, floral hops. Really solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2302) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
(Rogue Brutal IPA) Bottle 650 ml at home, poured into a tulip, ABV 6.2% Mostly clear body, deep orange in colour. Small and thin off-white head, with okay retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma is a bit weird, there is some citrus when I swirl the glass a bit, but the main aroma has vegetable notes and some biscuit. The weird vegetable notes are following to the taste too, but seem to fade when the beer has breathed a bit. Biscuits, some orange peel, caramel and malts on the back. Mildly bitter aftertaste, nothing extreme or even above your average IPA. Medium thin body, carbonation on the low side. Mild dryness on the palate. Overall okay, didn’t meet my expectations.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4713) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
25/VII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: II/2015 (2014-841)

Little cloudy dark orange beer, big irregular creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, citrus, sweet, pineapple, some honey. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty bitter, hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, little sweet, some honey. Aftertaste: bitter, some citrus, bit sweet, caramel, malts, soft grassy hops, some honey.


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