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RATINGS: 1886   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (992) - The Vale of Dundas, - APR 29, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Grapefruit, citrus blossom and pine resin notes are strong in the aroma, with some fainter caramel malt. Powerful grapefruit and orange hops up front segue into citrus blossom and slightly sweet caramel malt in the mid-palate. Resurgent grapefruit hops come in at the finish, along with some pine resin, which lingers into the aftertaste. This is a nice, potent IPA, with some interesting hops flavours.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014
Clear amber. Off-white creamy head. Spicy and hoppy nose: pepper, orange, vanilla. Lovely. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet - bit harsh on the bitterness. Lovely, well balanced, but not overwhelming.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCx240 (23) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
On tap at rogue embassy in SF. Pale, cloudy amber. Minimal white head. Smell is floral, citrus, pine. Taste is sweet, tart, finishes floral. Lots of floral flavor here, not much bitterness. Creamy and soft on palate. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (237) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Aroma: Hoppy, fruity, citrus, grapefruit, caramel. Taste: Hoppy, fruity, citrus, grapefruit, pine needles. The finish is dry and bitter with hoppy notes.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewMichaelZ (48) - - JUL 26, 2014
Poured from a 22oz into a small goblet with a light foamy head (that quickly dissipated). Light and mellow citrus aroma with sweet malty backbone. Drinks with medium carbonation and a medium body. Smoothly bittersweet with burnt sugar notes. Mild bitterness lingers but not much. I'd come back for another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Atjeff (15) - - JUL 26, 2014
This is a great Oregon IPA. Poured out of a 22oz bottle. Great aroma and perfect appearance. Smooth taste with just enough of a piney finish that isn't over powering, though it does last on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a golden orange slightly unclear beer with a white carbo head. Smells fruity, honey, dried fruit. Tastes fruity, honey, malts. grapefruit. Average carbo, thin to medium body and a dry sticky texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1134) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Mooie oranje kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt honing, hop, kruiden en fruitig. Smaakt bitterzoet, honing, kruiden en iets fruitig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3121) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
On tap at Rogue SF. It pours a nice orange gold color with a very creamy creamsicle colored head. The aroma has some touches of honey, orange, lemon and big floral and herbal hops. The flavor is crisp and floral with more orange and lemony herbs. Solid bitterness in the finish. Smooth on the palate and rather full bodied, but not sweet. Very good stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rayaron (58) - ISRAEL - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle sample at Rogue Brewery tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy yellow-golden with off-white head. Skunky hoppy aroma, soap, light floral. Flavor is medium bitter, skunky, floral. Light to medium body. Sticky, bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (872) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 15/7-14. Malty and hoppy with citrusy notes, sweet caramel and toffee, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter.


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