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RATINGS: 1838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gastooon (5) - - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Light Amber colored. White, medium, crown. Fresh floral aroma and a distinct floral/citrus taste. a lot of nice bitterness. A descent brew but a little to unbalanced for my taste.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanelst (28) - AUSTRIA - APR 16, 2014
from tap. Very drinkable IPa, but also very simple and far from complex. Citrus, hops, grapefruit. Not really superbitter. Balanced but nothing brutal about this beer. OK but very average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (401) - ROMANIA - APR 15, 2014
From tap @ BBF 2014. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Flowery, hoppy, fruity, caramel aroma. Moderate biiterness that starts right from the first sip, hoppy, fresh mountain air. Light honey aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BennyBinion (18) - Canyon, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a murky copper with a healthy white head. Starts off smooth followed by a bitter hoppy flavor and and a hint of malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber color. Black berries and citrus in the somewhat floral aroma. Firm floral hopbitter flavor with black berries and citrus. Slightly herbal flavor. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (25) - POLAND - APR 13, 2014
Teku, nonic glass. Appearance is orange, gold, hazy with average head and low lacing. Nose is fresh, mainly citrus, little floral notes (orange), some yeasty notes - dough, bread. Taste is very refreshing, ideal for warm/summer season. Light to medium bitterness, light to medium sweet. The alcohol, malt and hops are very balanced. Very smooth citrus taste with some floral notes. Light to medium body, thin texture, average carbonation. Bitter finish. In overall very good, balanced, refreshing and drinkable IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
From TAP at Delirium Hoppy Loft, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: fruity, fresh, florar. TASTE: fruity, fresh, florar, hoppy, very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1694) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 9, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Hazy, orangish amber with 3-finger billowing cream-colored head and very good lacing. Fairly mild aroma of citrus of caramel and pine. Taste of lemon, tangerine, caramel, pineapple and touch of cloves. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (217) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
Aroma is slight grapefruit, slight caramel. Not impressed. Taste is wow. Grapefruit bitterness, citrus, lots of caramelized malt, alcohol is hidden well. Palate is wrecked from an IPA. Well Done.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EcnarM (56) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Aroma starts when beer hits the glass from the bottle. Nice IPA that stays ahead of the curve in all aspects of the experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
canoe (10) - - MAR 23, 2014
A very average tasting IPA. Nothing special not bad & not that tasty either. This IPA has a flat bitter finish.


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