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RATINGS: 1872   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 (977) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5522) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, citrus, caramel and bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (71) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Draft @ City Beer Break (ALB). Nice citrusy aroma. Clear, orangish color. Smooth flavor, not piney, but citrusy. Good mouthfeel. Nice summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (1611) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Tap@Taphouse, CPH - amber coloured pour with good white head. Aroma and taste is big citrus fruity and prominent caramel malts, with some light toffee, more citrus, prominent orange rind and pine, solid bitterness. Lovely stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rob101 (14) - - JUN 29, 2014
Bitterness is wonderful! One of my favorite rogue beers. A great IPA for those IPA lovers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1186) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Couleur presque brune, au moins jus de pêches, avec une mousse rare et une texture presque épaisse. Le malté l’emporte en nez, avec du sucre d’orge, du caramélisé et finalement des houblons. Fruitée, sèche mais terreuse en bouche, complexe et aux saveurs durables, elle n’est pas typique pour son style, mais délicieuse et audacieuse elle est. Après une introduction simplement passable, c’est une bombe en bouche et en gorge.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (290) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2014
This was on tap at the Brickhouse, Davidson, NC. The appearance is an orange with a slight bit of haze. It has floral notes with orange peel maybe some yeast as well. Citrus taste with a floral finish. Mid range bitterness. Overall a good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. After the wife went to her sister’s I got to enjoy this nice brew. Pours a very cloudy, very murky amber. Nice head, good lacing. Aroma is of faint malts and grapefruit hops. Taste is easygoing and good. Nice balance of malt and hop, good carbonation. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Aroma is floral with notes of elderberry and biscuits. Taste matches aroma mainly floral and fruity. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2014
This is the best rogue beer I have ha. Really hoppy and bitter. Smells malty and has a nice bitter finish. Pours orange incolor. Had at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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