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RATINGS: 2009   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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
A - Pours a cloudy copper with an off-white head with average retention. S - Toasted caramel malt, orange and grapefruit citrus. T - Muted orange, apricots, and melon on top of a semi sweet buttery malt. Earthy yeast resides in the background. Slight bitterness starts in the middle and floral hops come through towards the finish. M - Full bodied and slightly chewy. Good carbonation. Not as bitter as I expected. Nice aromas but the flavors seem to be a little too buttery. It lacked crispness that I look for in an IPA. Thereís not date on the bottle so I hope itís not out of date. Serving type: bottle 11-12-2010


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1919) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of caramel, green apple and orange. Flavour of sweet tangerine, menthol and pine needles. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Unlike the name suggests, this is quite a restrained IPA thatís high on drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1225) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
330ml bottle, pours hazy bronze gold, with a foamy lasting white head. Aroma is malty, caramel and toffee, lightly hoppy, fruity and floral notes. Body is medium, texture is lightly oily, finish is long, bitter and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madquacker (1069) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
Great reddish orange hue and dirty IPA and nice and balanced. Very nice beer indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
660ml bottle & keg @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a deep amber with large white head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste follows with a sticky resin presence and pine. Some orange rind and caramel. Flavoursome and easy-drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robto (52) - Belas, PORTUGAL - MAY 16, 2015
65cl bottle at cerveteca bar in Lisbon. It pours a bronze colour with a decent beige head that lasts. Aroma is green mango, hops, citrus and some bready notes. Flavour is slightly piney and citruisy, some malts and bread and an expected hoppy bitterness at the end. It has a low to medium body with light carbonation and a crispy feel. Itís a standard IPA, but I expected more flavour and richer aromas.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keith0718 (415) - Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Solid India Pale Ale. A little malty. Hops a good blend of bitter and floral. Looks great too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1348) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Tap. Pours a hazy golden with a layer of creamy head. Aroma and taste of pretty intense hops upfront mixed with some bread malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1472) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Rogue Brutal IPA has a thin, white head, narrow lacing, and a murky, orange appearance, with lots of tan, powdery sediment suspended throughout. The aroma is fruity (mango?), with a white bread note. Taste is the same, with mild bitterness and slightly-turned fruit. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and this beer finishes somewhat like a lager in its crispness. A tart ale. RJT

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fooj (35) - Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2015
A cloudy orange amber color. The aroma is minimal but fruity. The taste is, well... Meh. Overall a beer I wouldn't buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1156) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 5, 2015
BOMBER from Bov. Barely detectable hops in th aroma, quince gem, caramel, some sugar even, and of scourse caramel malt. Some unfresh notes too. tastes fruity and caramelish, moderte but harsh hops bitterness. Somewhat sticky.


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