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RATINGS: 2019   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, - MAR 10, 2013
A mild tropical fruit & pineapple aroma, with a bit of malt. Very hazy, quite light copper color with a lasting off-white foamy head. Interesting taste, herbal hops upfront, a bit of tropical sweetness, more herbal hops and a hint of hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Finishes very quickly. As it gets warmer get more resin and bitterness builds without more hop flavor. Very light bodied but quite high carbonation. Not bad.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1623) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours golden amber. Nose is pine, sticky caramel and toffee. Taste sweet caramel, grass, pine, plenty of malts, apricot.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (241) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is floral and citrus. Color is a orange gold that poured with a large frothy white head that leaves heavy lacing. The taste is malty with medium bitterness with minimal aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1597) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
12 fl oz. bottle. Orangey amber colour, foam white head leaving lacing and light aroma of fruity, slight mango, floral citrus, woody, hop. Taste is bready malt with mellow hop resins and woody spicy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft catbonation, dry earthy dusty bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KennethArd (296) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
Deep aroma of dried fruits, cereals, nuts & hay. Hazy golden with small head. Medium bitter & lightly sour & sweet taste. Full bodied with average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalki (20) - - JUN 24, 2015
Slightly imbalanced IPA. Some hops, nowhere near as much as even the mildest Stone Ale. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4074) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 20, 2015
Frothy white head. Stone fruit and grapefruit in the nose. Medium body with moderate hoppiness. Just a standard middle of the raid, but decent PNW ipa

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (672) - ESTONIA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a bit hazy, nice amber, modest foam. Aroma is quite thick and malty, hops actually feel a bit faded. Which does not make the beer worse for me, but I guess it would taste a bit different when totally fresh. Taste is agressively bitter, malt body still dominating, giving the bee somewhat bready feeling. Aftertaste also having some long lingering bitterness. Good IPA, not too special or too amazing though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippieFee (149) - - JUN 6, 2015
Large Format - Cloudy orange color, big thick head when poured. Typical IPA smell, not very distinctive at all. Good hop flavor but not over powering or dry at all, not much bitterness either. Just a decent middle of the road, non-offensive IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (195) - HONG KONG - JUN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Mango candy in a bottle. Excellent IPA, highly fruity, beautifully balanced by a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (928) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Soft amber pour, no real head. Nose is woody hops and malt. Bitter. Middle is soft fruit and malt interplay...subtle. Finish is solid, but restrained, hop bitterness. Not brutal, just delicious.


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