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RATINGS: 1986   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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wiggy31 (11) - - OCT 23, 2012
Tap at Tap East wonderful hoppy taste throughout, quite bitter. Certainly hits the taste buds.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thehinge (277) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Murky orange pour with the healthy white head. Piney aroma. Front end taste has lots of resin and citrus flavors, with a bitter aftertaste. I would buy this until the end of time.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (480) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2015
hazy. Light grainy malty, bit autumny leafy pine woodsly nose. Sour oranges, real bitter, almost astringent finish. Lots of flavour. Not that smooth though. Dark caramel, bitter herby. Had better, drinkable still.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 25, 2015
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Citrus fruit aroma with pine. Sweet finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1333) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 23, 2015
Couleur ambrée, bonne mousse blanche. Nez fruité, agrumes douces et malt. Gout houblonné, fruité/agrumes en marmelade, malté, note caramel avec bonne amertume zeste d’agrumes en fin de bouche. Bon corps. M’attendais a plus sur l’amer et le houblon. Pas mal

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fujimo2000 (6) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
Pours orange with white lacing. Big hops aroma with citrus. The hops are so well crafted, belies the name. Nice finish

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1060) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 19, 2015
Draught @ NYC Craft Ber Festival. Cloudy pale yellow with small off-white foamy head, doughy aroma, citrus peel taste, low carbonation, long hoppy finish. Not a great IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andy_ (855) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
660 ml bottle
Murky orange beer with little off-white head. Aroma and flavor have cream fudge, caramel, resin, peach and some catpee. Does not seem very fresh. Palate is full with moderate carbonation. Finish has quite heavy bitterness. Aftertaste is caramelly and fruity with stinging catpee like bitter taste. I’m sure this would be better when it was fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Hazy orange body, medium sized white head, and soapy lacing. Papaya, grapefruit, orange rind, mild sweet perfumey malts. Medium bodied with moderate to gentle carbonation, semi-dry throughout, moderate bitterness, clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2400) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at home after dissapointigly having to miss a To Ol event I managed to grab a few bottles to sip in consolation. Pours hazy orange with big tropical fruit nose. Tastes of pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit, caramel, earth, pine, and banana. Sweet yet bitter. Smooth palate. Quite nice I havet had a Rogue beer in a long time but this is lovely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fombe89 (240) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2015
On tap. @El Cabanón, Avilés 07/03/2015. Aroma afrutado, Color cobrizo. Sabor afrutado y maltoso.


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