webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoorah... the hoppiest ESB I’ve had. Medium head, pretty creamy, and very hoppy. Subtle bitter on the tongue, competing with the citrus/hop flavor. I’d get this again, but would like to get this from the tap as I feel the bottle concentrated some of the complexity that would be held if served from a larger volumed vessel. Definitely unfiltered, and pleasant mouthfeel. (Bottle Pour 5/30/2007)
cmq103 (11) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as Brutal as the name implies. I get sweet malt on the nose, barely any hops. The taste is sweet and malty like Dead Guy, but not as flavorful. Hops are minimal in my opinion. Very good but not great.
chribban (238) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, amber beer with an almoust one finger high head.
Nose: Apricot, dried fruit, mandarine, pine, citrus and floral hops.
Taste: Orange marmelade, citrus, pineapple, peach, grass, caramel malt and honey.
Body: Medium body with crisp carbonation. A light bitterness at the end that stays on the tounge.
This is a great IPA!
Przylus (223) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromat ogromnej ilości różowych grejpfrutów, landrynek, mango. Barwa bursztynowa, klarowne. Piana ładna, drobna, długa. W smaku zielone grejpfruty, cukierki ślazowe, pełne, ale i orzeźwiające. Dobra grejpfrutowa goryczka.
dirtyhop (10) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
IPA di Rogue offre forti note agrumate ed erbacee all’olfatto mentre al palato, dopo un inizio fruttato, emergono i toni di scorza di limone e arancia. Nonostante il termine "Brutal", questa IPA non è particolarmente aggressiva grazie al bilanciamento tra l’intenso luppolo e la mordibezza e pienezza del corpo.
wekker84 (1690) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a cloudy dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits some yeast and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits yeast and a bitter hoppy aftertaste
JStax (3338) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a hazed copper color with a big white head of foam. Good retention. The aroma is pine, citrus zest, some lime juice. The taste has moderate bitterness, some citrusy sweetness, and a dry floral finish. Just a little peppery. Medium body and low to medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel.
HopsandBolts (138) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours a
hazy light copper with a finger of white head. Average retention and a fair bit of lacing.
Apricots galore, plums, dried fruit, raisins.
Orange peel, mango, marmalade.
Thin with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Wow, the aromas on this are ones you could just sniff by the hour. Strong apricot with dried fruit. The flavours aren’t quite as spectacular but this is still a very good IPA overall.
Don2711 (175) - - JAN 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Subtle aroma. Slightly hazy appearance. Taste grapefruit and delightful strength. Again subtle strength and hit on the palate. One that could slip up on you very easily. Good.
JanosX (12) - - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is soft & subtle. Scents of fruit salad & fresh greens. The beer is golden & opaque, not cloudy but opaque. The flavour starts with a resounding taste of grapefruit. The bitterness & sourness of the grapefruit is balanced with a nice sweetness and herbal finish. The mouthful is silky.
Turboninja (130) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium aroma with apricot, some citrus and hops. Golden orange color with lightly hazy liquid. Small white head. Strong but smooth taste with natural apricot, honey and hops. Medium aftertaste. Medium body with average/soft carbonation. Overall very soft and tasty IPA with some own character.