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RATINGS: 1999   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Weak aroma, some notes of citrus. Color is hazy gold. Flavor is more like an IPA to me but regardless I like it very much. Sweet and fruity at first with a comforting hoppy finish. Very pleasant overall and I also like the mouthfeel. Leaves me wanting to take another sup.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1107) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 5, 2015
BOMBER from Bov. Barely detectable hops in th aroma, quince gem, caramel, some sugar even, and of scourse caramel malt. Some unfresh notes too. tastes fruity and caramelish, moderte but harsh hops bitterness. Somewhat sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (232) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Oranje geel bier met witte schuimkraag. Lekkere bittere IPA, niet heel uitgesproken van smaak, maar wel subtiel. Hoppig, bitter, grassig, de nasmaak blijft lekker lang hangen, bitter en grassig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Rogue is a great brewery and this is a fantastic beer. It is medium in color and has a nice overall palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moose22 (5) - - APR 25, 2015 does not count
I love Rogue brewery and many of their beers. This is just ok. Nothing to really dislike, but nothing that will blow you away either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brucebruce81 (294) - Wyoming, USA - APR 25, 2015
This beer was very mellow for an IPA it poured light and had a very light head. The beer lacked on that final IPA hoppy notes and didn't carry well through the pallet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (222) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2015
Poured from bottle gold with a off white head. Aromas of pine and sweet citrus. Taste is crisp with overtones of citrus caramel and a nice hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (308) - Washington, USA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a cloudy pumpkin/bronze with an off white head and good lacing. Cardboard, fruit, floral, citrus aroma. Malty, bready, caramel, hard candy sweetness, bitter finish, citrus, fresh flower. Pretty tasty. Would like to try it fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlassBrass440 (235) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2015
Pours a crystal clear gold with a mild white head. Moderate level of hop aroma which is vagely citrusy and floral with notes of pine. The malt charicter on the tongue is bready. The mid palate brings the hops with more pine and citrus. The finish is of sugar syrup and pine with a lingering bitterness and slightly astringent mouthfeel. This is an easy drinking, every day IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (191) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Très belle petite IPA que la Brutal! Celle-ci est bien moins brutale que son nom peut laisser croire. Est-ce un défaut? À mon sens, pas du tout! Cette bière, sans être complexe ni de classe mondiale a tout d’une petite bière agréable et sans prétention que l’on peut facilement boire tous les jours et en toutes circonstances. Le nez est floral, frais et un peu fruité. Ça sent le printemps mais sans être herbacé. Je trouve qu’elle sent presque les vêtements qu’on laisse sécher sur la corde à linge. La mousse semble généreuse mais celle-ci est éphémère, laissant les parois du verre presque sèches et sans dentelles. Dommage. En bouche, le houblon est présent. Mentionnons toutefois qu’il ne s’agit pas de l’explosion classique de houblons américains à laquelle nous sommes habitués mais de jolis houblons qui sans redéfinir le style, nous ramènent aux bases d’une IPA franche et bien faite. De longueur et de corps moyens, sans arrière-goût particulier, cette bière se boit très aisément sur la terrasse!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - APR 13, 2015
Ambrée claire orangée, bonne mousse blanc cassé assez persistante. Au nez houblonnage agrumes orange. Maltage assez présent. En bouche caramel puis amertume avec l’houblonnage agrumes orange. Assez fruitée en fin avec belle longueur d’amertume. En finalité IPA très balancée.


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