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RATINGS: 1952   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
AlGreen99 (33) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2002
Lives up to the name.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OOKPIKABLE (122) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours deep golden with thick white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Tastes ofsame with a bit of well-hidden booze.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (723) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 27, 2014
Aroma: Medium-light hops, tropical fruits. Medium malt, caramel. Appearance: Hazy, golden-orange body. Small, rocky head, good retention. Flavour: Medium-light sweetness. Medium bitterness. Medium light hops, fruity. Medium malt, caramel, biscuit. Medium dry finish. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Nothing brutal about this beer at all. Well balanced, enjoyable. 650 ml bottle, poured. 14A. English IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (867) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Mahogany pour, lots of white head. Aroma is light. Wheat, hops, malt, earth. Flavor is hopped up but not too bitter and still earthy. Medium mouthfeel. Clean and refreshing for an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1740) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
650ml bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Just about clear, light bronze colour. Film of white head. Decent balance of sweet, toasty malts, and light, orangey hop, but I wouldn’t say it was brutal. Some grassiness. Slightly earthy. Taste has a light, malty sweetness, turning moderate bitter. Palate is a little oily, and quite smooth. Finishes light, long bitter. Very drinkable, but not one to get too excited about.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (293) - CYPRUS - DEC 9, 2014
Slightly hazy orange body with a beige head. Aroma is malty, hoppy, citrus, some caramel, sweet grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet with medium to light bitterness. Light to medium body, long finish. Refreshing beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1270) - PORTUGAL - DEC 9, 2014
66cl bottle. Hazy orange colour with a very small white head. Citrus, caramel, mango, light pine and grassy notes in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is sweet upfront with bitterness coming after. Overall, a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (254) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2014
Not much hits the nose from the glass but the taste is super. Got citrus, a bit of orange, mandarin. Some caramel malt maybe dash of honey halfway through. Doesn't smash palate. 650ml, 6.2%, 3.2std drks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (697) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2014
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of hops, a bit peach, bread, citrus, herbs. Taste is light to medium bitter, slightly sweet, dry finish. Light body, slick texture, average carbonation. Good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (640) - Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Not brutal. Pours clear orange yellow with some off white head. Nose is citrus grass and caramel. Taste is some grapefruit. Fairly mild.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (970) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 750ml served in a pint glass. A: Pour an orange color forming a big and creamy light yellow head. Good retention and lots of lacings formed and left. Classic red IPA look.S: Malty and grassy, mainly, with some citric notes. Caramel and crystal malts backbone. Mango and orange. Hints of pine.T: Strong malty upfront. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts. Notes of mango and orange. Orange zest. Hints of pine. Good bitterness, not extreme.M: Medium body and carbonation. Malty aftertaste with citrus and piny hints. O: Great drinkability. Classic IPA. Rogue quality.[BA review @ 6/25/2014]


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