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RATINGS: 2120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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TASTING NOTES: A non-traditional India Pale Ale with big citrusy, hop flavor and intense hop aroma. Medium-bodied with a vibrant lingering hop-bitterness that is anything but brutal. Enjoy!

8 INGREDIENTS: 2-Row, Carawheat, C15 & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Alluvial™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Light orange with a thick, frothy head. As others have noted, this beer is grossly misnamed - there’s nothing brutal about it. It has a nice citrus flavor, with a floral aroma. Even the citrus notes are restrained, with moderate sweetness, and more orange than grapefruit. A little pine. Sessionable. One minor quibble is that the flavor is short-lived, which makes this beer less memorable than a lot of other craft IPA’s.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jukkar (79) - FINLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Aroma has hint of bread and citrus. Slightly bitter hoppy taste with long finish. Beer is very cloudy and has nice golden color. Minimal head. Overall I liked this IPA a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (196) - Tübingen, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2016
Pours hazy amber with thin white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, caramel. Taste is sweet, malty, with light bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenOver (222) - SLOVENIA - FEB 1, 2016
Pours hazy orange-brown, with medium head with some yeast on top. Aroma is hoppy, slight citrus notes and very fresh. Taste is very full, medium carbonation with a slight sweet feel, leading to an excellent bitter finish. A very well balanced IPA, which is not too brutal in dryness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (620) - ITALY - FEB 1, 2016
On tap. Orange with off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grapefruit, orange. Sweet caramel flavour with long bitterness

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sawbuck (549) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Fruity citrus on the nose, some pine. Nice deeper orange color, with a huge off-white head. RIch sweetness up front. Huge malt backbone. Caramel, bread up front. Bitteness creeps in slowly. Not too strong....expected a bit more bite. Pine, some pepper. Balances sweetness nicely. Medium, rich mouth feel. Nice finish, bitterness echoing down the hatch. Solid IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tognetta (531) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JAN 27, 2016
Alaranjada turva, espuma amarelada de boa formação e persistência. No aroma notas bastante cítricas, laranja, limão, pessego, muito bem equilibrada a ponto do malte ser perceptível. Paladar novamente cítrico, de leve dulçor e médio amargor. Corpo médio, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste mantém as impressões do aroma, notadamente cítrica, bem balanceada. Muito bem feita apesar de estar próxima da validade e ter perdido parte do frescor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (434) - Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Citrus rind aroma, hops are clean, not earthy or muddled at all. More lemon in the scent than anything else with some peach added in as well. Light orange color with a long lasting pure white head of foam. Taste has a citrus rind punch right away, again it is a lemon/peach combo, very unique. Not much sweetness in the background, but it also does not come off bitter. Very drinkable and refreshing. So-so palate, but it matches the light nature of this beer. I don’t know why this is called Brutal; iti s not overly hoppy at all. Good IPA, I have had better, but this is easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1368) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle@Home. Appearance: clear orange with off-white head. Aroma: c-hops, medium malt. Taste: citrus, medium sour bitter. Palate: smooth, medium body, low carbonation. Overall: very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vernonmw (15) - BRAZIL - JAN 16, 2016
Mesmo não sendo muito fã das IPA, essa é muito boa mesmo. Amarga e cítrica na medida certa

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tia (1475) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle. Hazy caramel with foamy dissipating head. Batting zero tonight. This one smells kind of off too. Sweet and peachy. Not getting amy good hops. Just tastes old. Boo grocers and bottle shops.


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