overall
96
95
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 2229   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xhophead (17) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Very nicely balanced. I'm a recovering hop-head. I'm really beginning to appreciate a more well balanced beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JuanCC (37) - Valencia, SPAIN - FEB 17, 2017
Botella en 99Cervezas. Color dorado-mbar, muy brillante y perfectamente transparente. Buena espuma ligeramente tintada, bastante cremosa con burbuja de diversos tamaos y muy adherente, aunque de persistencia media. En este caso no es un problema, porque permite ver casi enseguida un bonito encaje de Bruselas. Una preciosidad de cerveza. En nariz intensidad media y complejidad media-alta. Lo primero que viene es el lpulo, acompaado de notas frutales, como de ciruela blanca no demasiado madura. Notas florales suaves pero presentes. Tambin encontramos notas tnues especiadas, como de pimienta, as como el picor de la de hierba recin cortada. Muy ligeros toques de caramelo. El amargo y el luce compiten como sabor principal, ambos suaves pero muy expresivos y muy muy bien equilibrados. En cuanto a la sensacin en boca, es de peso medio-ligero, suavemente frizante y con gran carcter refrescante. El fantstico equilibrio entre dulce y amargo se mantiene conforme evoluciona en boca. En el dulce, salen notas ligeramente amisteladas. El amargo por su parte, conjunta delicadeza y expresividad. El final en boca mantiene el equilibrio dulce-amargo, Sin que el primero resulte empalagoso en absoluto ni el segundo cargante. Un portento de equilibrio. Una cerveza maravillosa. De trago largo y extrema bebestibilidad. Tan slo le cambiara el nombre, ya que con el ttulo de Brutal" quiz muchos amantes del lpulo extremo esperarn encontrar un fuerte carcter lupulado (an mejor si es de lpulo viejo), y no es el caso en absoluto.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2779) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle from Boxbeer.dk Short off white head. Cloudy golden color. Plesent hoppy aroma. Fresh hoppy taste with a mild maltiness and crisp body. Lingering bitterness that is medium level.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jybi (174) - FRANCE - FEB 7, 2017
IPA avec un IBU de 46 et un titrage alcoolique de 6,7 % Abv. Cette Rogue Nation nest pas si brutale que cela. Mais vous pouvez tout de mme rpondre favorablement lappel de cette bouteille qui vous interpelle avec ce "Join Us" firement inscrit sur ltiquette. En effet sans tre une grande IPA, notamment par son manque de complexit dans les armes, elle reste dune bonne homognit avec une longueur apprciable et des armes agrables. Le peu deffervescence dconcerte tout de mme en verre, les trs fines bulles permettant tout juste de napper la bire dune mousse blanc casse. Sa robe, blond vnitien (EBC au environs de 28) lui va ravir cependant. Le nez quant lui nous transporte dans une fort de conifres. Celui-ci, intense se porte principalement sur les rsineux, avec toutefois des touches de pamplemousse, dorange et de caramel. A la dgustation, lattaque est souple. Les armes de caramel et dabricot prdominent mais une arrire bouche citronne permet de lui procurer de la fracheur. La seconde bouche est relativement suave et fruite : fraise, ananas et orange sont au programme. Lamertume arrive alors, tranchante sur des armes de pin et de pamplemousse. Le final sera long, mais napporte malheureusement aucune nouveaut et manque cruellement de variations... et frustre quelque peu. Dommage, car larrire bouche sur les fruits exotiques et le caramel accompagne convenablement lamertume (larrire bouche aurait tout de mme pu tre un peu plus pouss) et lquilibre est bien trouv. Mme si elle nest pas "brutal", les 6,7 % Abv portent galement bien lensemble et laissent convenablement sexprimer les armes. En dfinitive, on veut bien se joindre Rogue Nation, mais un soir suffit tout de mme.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (4318) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle from Biertempel: Aroma with grapefruit zest, hints of tropical fruits. Hazy golden orange colour, low head. Flavor with candy notes, some fruitiness, herbal hops. Hints of tropical fruits, earth and chalk.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (477) - Padova, ITALY - FEB 1, 2017
ASPETTO: ambrata, schiuma bianca, fine, abbondante e persistente. AROMA: fruttato, un po' floreale. Comunque non intenso. GUSTO: ottima, equilibrata, dolce e fruttata (frutta tropicale e gialla) all'attacco, per poi evolvere in un floreale ed erbaceo che equilibrano il tutto. Saporita, beverino, scivola benissimo e disseta. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tezarak (105) - Lengnau, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2017
roasty, spruce, caramel, earthy, smoke, woody, golden-orange, cloudy, nice head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour,

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 (5305) - 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 (1566) - 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 (99) - 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.


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