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RATINGS: 2256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - NOV 15, 2012
I have just finished writing a lament in my last review about an attempt by a mainstream brewer to enter the craft market with the common denominator ethos regarding flavour. It just doesn’t work. As a panacea to my malaise, I reached for two of the hoppiest things I could find. This being one: A lovely rosy gold colour with a determined white fluffy head that left good lace around the glass. Aromas of Seville orange marmalade, tangerine, orange blossom and pine amber. Smells good enough to eat, or at the very least, smear on your toast. Good carbonation and then the beginnings, middle and more middle of hoppy bitterness. Again it is an expression of the citrussy arts with a few cameos of apricot flesh. The bitterness was actually fairly soft on the palate leaving me wondering why it is called Brutal at all? It isn’t. It is like a gorgeous long-limbed strawberry-blonde beauty cavorting in a field in a long summery dress picking flowers and chasing butterflies. Brutal it is not. Tasty it is.

pouletkungpao (1) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 19, 2017 does not count
Sur un marché inondé par les IPA, dur de faire la différence. A l’ouverture la Brutal nous amène les mêmes arômes bourrins de houblons citronnés que l’on retrouve dans toutes les IPA actuelles, forts parfums de fruits tropicaux. En bouche cependant elle contrebalance cette puissance par une amertume douce et un houblonnage appuyé mais tout en légèreté, sans nous défoncer le palais. Corps moyen qui vient donner ajouter de la cohérence au profil de cette bière. Jolie couleur cuivrée. Une IPA faite pour ceux qui n’en peuvent plus des IPA.

AleRider78 (1045) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2017
Pours a huge thick foamy head and has a slightly cloudy orange/coppery appearance. Nice dirty lacing. Aromas of mild floral hops and much stronger citrus hops. Light grapefruit notes it seems as well. Flavours are strong in orange and grapefruit, some light grainy and barley malts also come into the mix and much hops. Orange flavour becomes stronger after a while and more grapefruit becomes apparent in the finish, making it lightly soured. Mildly spiced. Nice and smooth creamy mouthfeel. Full bodied with quite active carbonation. Not sure why named Brutal IPA (what is on the bottle), seeing as how ibu is not extremely high and a 6.5%abv count is not super strong. But oh well, still good tasting!

Rider0nTheStorm (34) - Ablis, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2017
Bouteilles achetées à Carrefour. Bonne ipa assez fruitée. Bonne donc, peut-être un poil moins que la Brewdog.

kustie (1153) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle. Not perfectly fresh. Amber color with off-white head. Aroma has pine, needles, fruits. Taste is malty with long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of malt, pine, needles, citrus. Well balanced malty IPA.

Zilb (303) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - JUN 4, 2017
9 mois avant DLC. Ambrée sans mousse ni carbo. Arôme fruits exotiques. Très belle rondeur ! Maltée, très houblonnée. Amertume prononcée top avec hamburger maison et frites. Tres sympa mais pas belle !

evannell (1079) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 31, 2017
Toffi, karmel, trochę papai, potem cytrusy. Fajnie się pije. Piwo nie zadziwia i prawdopodobnie dla mieszkańca Polski nie jest warte swojej ceny.

explosivedog (1095) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2017
650ml bottle. Pours orange gold with a great head. Mango, pineapple, savoury biscuit, little drying citrus. Very sweet, nice bitter finish. Good full body. Tasty.

vinivini (2209) - Gomel, BELARUS - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle. Light amber look. Foggy. Medium sized head. Aroma: nectary malts, fruity hops. Similar taste. Medium bitterness. A bit old still good.

ALIBALI (1957) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2017
Es war spät, ich war das erste mal im BEER TEMPLE in Amsterdam und ich war mal wieder aufgeregt ;). Trink ich irgendwann nochmal....bis dahin: IPA...JAAAA...Great but not the Best :). TAP.

Bubeer (442) - - MAY 21, 2017
6.2%. Hazy pale amber/honey. Medium head with high retention. Aroma intensity 3.75/5. Honey (flowers), cooked vegetables and alcohol in the nose. Unexpectedly brutal in the mouth, heavy sterile bitter. Quite pleasant. Light to medium body

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