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RATINGS: 1879   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.


Frothmeister's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (546) - Ontario, - MAR 23, 2010
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber, with a good sized off-white head. Huge fruity aroma. BIG hops, with a little caramel. Lemon, peach, passion fruit. The flavour is heavy with citrus, and resin. Slight sweetness. The finish is ALL bitter, with a little malt. Almost as good as their Yellow Snow IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3119) - 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 (43) - 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 (841) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (637) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours golden bronze with white head, big bubbles, and some head. Aroma of mild floral, citrus, and spicy hops. Taste is the same with good bitterness and lemon peel aftertaste. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mvciek (130) - - JUL 15, 2014
Draught@Birofilia Festival 2014. Hazy dark orange, small foamy head. Aroma is nice, tropical fruits, pineapple, caramel, but fades kinda quickly. Medium bitterness. Medium body. Alright.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (191) - - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a decent frothy to creamy head that leaves excellent lacing. Faint aroma of caramel and floral hops. Lightly bitter, medium sweet taste in a light to medium body, lively carbonation and a light bitter and sweet finish.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
sl1mz (1) - Paraparaumu, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
An international customer, my first experience of this beer has been terrible. Beer was cloudy, and full of visible trub & hop sediment. Creating terrible off flavour, smelt of Yeast and failure. no choice but to use as drain cleaner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5676) - 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 (80) - 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 (1713) - 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.


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