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RATINGS: 2066   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5458) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2003
Wow, this beer rocks! It doesn't look like much (no head, cloudy burnt orange), but it sure tastes goooood. Bit time hops....mmhmm. Malt backbone to balance it out. As others have said, it is tangy near the end. Perfectly balanced beer - makes this hop head drool all over himself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1003) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle at home, orange beer, small head, aroma is hoppy, malt, taste is the same, nice... easy drinkable beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (559) - SPAIN - OCT 11, 2015
Orange colour, with a head that fades leaveng a ring and some lace. Smell of tropical fruits, pepper, pine. Medium body, great carbonation. Taste of resin, tropical fruits, caramel, pepper, there’s some sweetness there too. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopfenWeisse (1323) - - OCT 11, 2015
Hazy orange amber color with small lasting head. Aroma is citrus, malt, caramel. Flavor is malt, fruity, bitter, caramel. Well balanced IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (691) - 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 (188) - 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 (981) - - 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 (8688) - 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 (1215) - 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 (912) - 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

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