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RATINGS: 1883   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, - OCT 10, 2013
Bomber. Pours amber, great fruity hoppy taste and aroma with a nice frothy lasting head.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewMichaelZ (48) - - JUL 26, 2014
Poured from a 22oz into a small goblet with a light foamy head (that quickly dissipated). Light and mellow citrus aroma with sweet malty backbone. Drinks with medium carbonation and a medium body. Smoothly bittersweet with burnt sugar notes. Mild bitterness lingers but not much. I'd come back for another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Atjeff (15) - - JUL 26, 2014
This is a great Oregon IPA. Poured out of a 22oz bottle. Great aroma and perfect appearance. Smooth taste with just enough of a piney finish that isn't over powering, though it does last on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1400) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a golden orange slightly unclear beer with a white carbo head. Smells fruity, honey, dried fruit. Tastes fruity, honey, malts. grapefruit. Average carbo, thin to medium body and a dry sticky texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1131) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Mooie oranje kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt honing, hop, kruiden en fruitig. Smaakt bitterzoet, honing, kruiden en iets fruitig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
On tap at Rogue SF. It pours a nice orange gold color with a very creamy creamsicle colored head. The aroma has some touches of honey, orange, lemon and big floral and herbal hops. The flavor is crisp and floral with more orange and lemony herbs. Solid bitterness in the finish. Smooth on the palate and rather full bodied, but not sweet. Very good stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rayaron (57) - ISRAEL - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle sample at Rogue Brewery tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy yellow-golden with off-white head. Skunky hoppy aroma, soap, light floral. Flavor is medium bitter, skunky, floral. Light to medium body. Sticky, bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (862) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 15/7-14. Malty and hoppy with citrusy notes, sweet caramel and toffee, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (638) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours golden bronze with white head, big bubbles, and some head. Aroma of mild floral, citrus, and spicy hops. Taste is the same with good bitterness and lemon peel aftertaste. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mvciek (130) - - JUL 15, 2014
Draught@Birofilia Festival 2014. Hazy dark orange, small foamy head. Aroma is nice, tropical fruits, pineapple, caramel, but fades kinda quickly. Medium bitterness. Medium body. Alright.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (191) - - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a decent frothy to creamy head that leaves excellent lacing. Faint aroma of caramel and floral hops. Lightly bitter, medium sweet taste in a light to medium body, lively carbonation and a light bitter and sweet finish.


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