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RATINGS: 2063   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

thebhoy's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Hopefully I can pick a few more of these up. Along with Central Cityís Red Racer (British Columbia), Southern Tierís 2XIPA, and Bellwoodís Witchshark DIPA, this has to be one of my favourite IPAs (OK, two of those were imperial IPAs but whatever). Great deep orange colour, not much in terms of head and it dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet and floral hops. Flavour follows suit, though the hops are a little bit more mellow than the aroma might suggest. Still, this features lots of flavour from the hops, with some lighter fruits underneath: peaches, apricots, citrus fruits. Overall a really great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (687) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2015
355 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange-tan with a thin but lasting white head. Aromas of pine, biscuits, caramel and grapefruit. Taste starts off with some malty sweetness before a firm pine resin and citrus bitterness washes through. Some lemon, pepper, mint and caramel at the end. Enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werthergoethe (180) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 4, 2015
Горечь во вкусе не слишком заметна, она более выражен& в послевк& Довольн& мягкий солодов& хмелево& вкус

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (969) - - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Clear orange color with white head. Aroma - Tropical fruit, caramel, pine. Taste - Bitter, fruity, candy, hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8648) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2015
Dense, irregular yellowish cream head over well-carbonated, fully hazy orange beer: shards of lace; Sweet, cake & rosewater, orangepeel. One can guess the hospe, but this is not a hoppy nose. Let alone brutal... Oranges, orangepeel, dry hops (especially retronasal). Bit grassy, too. Nice, suggested sweetness from the nose is held quite in check. Medium bodied, quite slick, well-carbonated. Nose misleads - the rest is more than decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thanatosti (1211) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
35,5 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Gall&Gall, Tiel. Hazy golden/amber with a white head. Tropical fruit aroma with some pine and some malts. Good bitterness. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (364) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2015
A bit on the dryer side. Lots of piney hops. Medium bodied beer, very good. Try it if you are standing and the beer store getting nervous about what you should try. Just try it, you wonít be disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (908) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle at le melting pote in Nantes. Golden color with a small white head. Fruity aroma with a touch of caramel. Bitter ending. Medium to full body. Very nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
labeerinthum (100) - Milano, ITALY - SEP 29, 2015
Bottiglia @ Milano Beer Week. Líintensitŗ olfattiva Ť normale e la persistenza olfattiva discreta. Il cappello di schiuma a bollicine fini produce un bel pizzo sul vetro. Anche la frizzantezza Ť a bollicine fini, con carbonazione insistita. La consistenza del liquido Ť opalescente, dal colore ambrato. Líamaro Ť moderato. Il corpo Ť rotondo. Líintensitŗ gustativa Ť elevata e la persistenza gustativa Ť buona. Il gusto Ť godereccio. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di amaro. Il finale Ť felpato e amarognolo. Il retrogusto Ť intenso.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredfa (118) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - SEP 28, 2015
Pelo aroma jŠ se percebe que ť uma ůtima cerveja. O nome brutal passa a impress„o de que ť uma cerveja forte, mas n„o ť. Muito equilibrada. O amargor domina com uma dose de malte fazendo um fundo. Uma das melhored IPA que jŠ provei.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
Draught at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Very thickly lacing, towering, frothy and dense, egg-white head, cloudy amberish orange blonde robe. Strong bouquet of orange peel, caramel candy, kiwi, pineapple, pink grapefruit, wet paper, toasted pine nuts, chicken broth, bitter honey - complex, perfumey and sweet, a bit unusual for the style. Soft tropical fruitiness in the onset, peach, kiwi, strawberry sweetness, orange, medium carbo with a smooth, slick caramelly maltiness, aromatically hoppy finish, spicy, blood orange ícitrusnessí, bit peppery but in all soft and much more aromatic than deeply bittering, letting a lot of juicy maltiness pass. Soft, rounded, ítropicalí IPA, very interesting.

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