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RATINGS: 2062   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.

cattaneopapa's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (233) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUN 14, 2014
Aroma is floral with notes of elderberry and biscuits. Taste matches aroma mainly floral and fruity. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   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 (967) - - 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 (8645) - 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 won’t 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. L’intensità olfattiva è normale e la persistenza olfattiva discreta. Il cappello di schiuma a bollicine fini produce un bel pizzo sul vetro. Anche la frizzantezza è a bollicine fini, con carbonazione insistita. La consistenza del liquido è opalescente, dal colore ambrato. L’amaro è moderato. Il corpo è rotondo. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è godereccio. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di amaro. Il finale è felpato e amarognolo. Il retrogusto è intenso.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredfa (117) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - SEP 28, 2015
Pelo aroma já se percebe que é uma ótima cerveja. O nome brutal passa a impressão de que é uma cerveja forte, mas não é. Muito equilibrada. O amargor domina com uma dose de malte fazendo um fundo. Uma das melhored IPA que já provei.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3545) - 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 ’citrusness’, bit peppery but in all soft and much more aromatic than deeply bittering, letting a lot of juicy maltiness pass. Soft, rounded, ’tropical’ IPA, very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (77) - - SEP 20, 2015
20-09-2015, Scheveningen. Wat een lekker IPA! Zeker een aanrader. Mooie oranje kleur met een zoete geur. Perfect qua smaak en bitterheid. Prikkelt lekker op de tong!

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