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95
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 2223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Ah yes. A very nice malty version of a bitter. The hops are present and the aroma from them is very agreeable--some herbalness, pine, and very fresh smelling, but there;s also some mellow fruitiness and dough in here. Pours cloudy amber with a nice big head. Full but not heavy mouthfeel. Its hard to find a decent bitter. I may pick some of this up again to see if it qualifies for repeat buying status.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
This is just a tasty beer. I have had 22 oz bottles and on tap. I have to admit on tap is awesome. The appearance, aroma and flavor blend together wonderfully. Start a Revolution!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
threethreads (5) - topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2005 does not count
22oz. bottle. thin lingering head. orange copper color. sweet pine malt aroma. less citrus than in the past but still yummy. one of my all time favorites. would love to try it fresh on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Another decent beer. I thought it was very hoppy, but not too bitter. Not the most complex flavor.. I like other Rogues better for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Sharp bitter in the aftertaste. Long lasting finish. Tastes like real american hops should. A bit of malt in there as well. Woody/piney. Cedar. Pleasant and sweet in the front of the mouth. Nice cross between an ESB and an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 18, 2005
(22 oz bottle: $4.49 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Ive had this beer several times in the past, although none were in the last few years, and Id felt the beer was just really citrusy and bitter. I mean, Brutal Bitter, right? So this time I decided to buy a bottle and let it sit for several months to tone down what I had perceived to be a really hoppy beer. Well, I couldnt be happier with the outcome. This is a well-balanced and very tasty beer. The malt is decidedly toasty, without any noticeable caramelization and dominates the first few seconds of each sip. Hops is still potent (but not Brutal), fairly citrusy in nature, and really balances the beer, finishing with a flurry of crisp grapefruit. The nose is bready and toasty, and the aromatics of the hops have certainly faded, so I guess the aging is a trade-off. Medium "plus" bodied and nicely carbonated, the crisp finish keeps the palate refreshed and makes for a bomber that is pretty easy to finish without tiring out the palate. Somewhat hazy and bright amber in color, the body is capped by a solid, off-white head that rises to an inch (or more, if I pour quickly), and very slowly settles to a thin, quarter-inch layer. Lacing is patchy, but obviously has a tough time sticking to the glass since it mostly just slides right down as I drink the beer. Overall, though, this is a really nice beer. I think perhaps keeping the beer for maybe three or four months might be a happy medium with preserving more hops in the nose while slightly increasing the bitterness in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2005
A very nice, easy drinking ale. Well balanced malt and hops, a but of depth and good aroma. Seems maybe a bit lighter than other ESBs, or at least a "brighter" flavour, if that makes any sense. Id like it in regular 12 ounce bottles instead of the traditional Rogue Bomber, itd seem more "casual" then, which is good for such an easygoing and pleasant beer, at least for my preferences.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9537) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 16, 2005
This cloudy maple-colored ale poured with a modest off-white head that dissipated quickly. There was a faint wheat aroma and a full flavor, with cheek-puckering bitterness. A very nice brew.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Rogue Brutal Bitter: Not as brutal as I expected but proves to be a very complete beer. Instant aroma of citrus overwhelms. Hazy, sediment-y medium to dark orange. Slightly nutty, not overpowering hops, smooth and bitter. Does not taste as strong as it is.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (3352) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2005
bottle. This is a murky light brown with a thin head. Quite a citrusy aroma on this one with some underlying sweet malts. The flavor is also quite acidic with some spicier hops too. More citrus in the finish.


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