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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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Really solid IPA, smells great, taste is excellent, perfect amount of hops and malt, yeast is also noticeable, but a very pure and easy drinking IPA.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flipp82 (18) - - JAN 16, 2017
Una IPA poco brutal. Mi aspettavo una luppolatura sgraziata, esagerata e violenta. Invece molto, troppo equilibrata. Amaro nella norma e profumi di luppolo ottimi. Una IPA molto buona ma non brutal. Rogue si conferma uno dei migliori birrifici che conosco. Le sue birre sono sempre tecnicamente perfette ed equilibrate. Anche (purtroppo) quando la birra si dichiara "brutal".

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (5270) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 12, 2017
Thanks Karlo and Ivan R. Misty golden body, small white head. Light tropical fruit from the hops and apples on dry caramelly maltiness. Taste... Cheese and citrus. Vague tropical touch. Good body, silky on medium carbonation, but the taste... Chalk it up on not traveling well and light oxidation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1525) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy golden amber with a medium sized white head. The aroma is all hops and citrus. The taste matches the nose with the addition of some malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KevinReddirt (77) - Midland, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Having been disappointed in other Rogue Nation offerings I had small expectations for Brutal. That was a mistake, this is easily my favorite from them so far. Bought in a mixed six pack at the local supermarket, I poured into a tall bar glass. The color is fine, a dark yellow-amber. It heads nicely and that stays throughout. Scent is minimal, grass and lemon. Taking a drink I got some moderate hoppiness, bread and perhaps a bit of malt. The finish is quite all right with a decent bitterness lingering for awhile. Very drinkable and a complementary 6.3% ABV. Maybe a bomber of this next time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (622) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark gold color with off-white head and lacing. Nose of citrus (grapefruit) and resins pine. Grapefruit and other citrus followed by some resiny pine in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PintjeFritz (247) - Baden-Wrttemberg, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2017
Cloudy amber beer with short cream-colored head, smell is citrus and taste also, bitter, full body, oily, finish also bitter, (I have 0.65l bottle with best-before 30.04.2017)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hrabren (1087) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 31, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with Vinja 666 and Goran. Thanks! Very murky, almost opaque orange, small off-white head. Flat, not fresh. Hop aromas, fruity, light raspberry, citrus, malts. Sweet, no bitterness. Flat, medium body, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Unfortunately flat, so dont count this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (2425) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2016
Gedeeld met lion in wapse. Amber crme kraag rozenbottel en mango en kruidig van de gist nais

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanCrusher (1022) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle 0,355L. Unfortunately not the freshest example. Hazy, orange color with small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is fruity, a bit malty, a touch of alcohol way behind. Starts as a light bitter and slowly turns to heavy bitter end with some woody notes. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Gotta find fresh one somewhere and re-rate it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1238) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and orange; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Great malt flavour with a dash of sweet hops. Could have definitely been more brutal though, with its 50ibu.


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