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Brutal - Rogue Ales

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 108
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 46.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Brabander on 05-10-2014

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 108
Photo of Greg_Nall
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased June 15, 2015 and opened September 5 2015

Appearance, 1/2 inch medium cream to tan head lasting couple of minutes, golden orange color and hazy

Aroma, medium Munich malts with a medium-high spicy and floral hop.

Flavor, medium Munich malts with medium-high spicy floral, the balance/intensity seemed medium-high with hops upstaging to dominating the malts and rolling to a hoppy finish and pleasant finish.

Mouth, a medium to full feeling, with a appropriate carbonation level.

Overall, an enjoyable experience, with the hops up-front, malts coming in behind with a hoppy finish,

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours hazy orange tinted amber crowned by a 2” clingy white foam cap that slowly recedes. S: Rich hop aromas, grapefruit, malt, citrus. T: It starts malty, bread, biscuit, then fruit, with grapefruit finish. Lingering fruity hop aftertastes. F: Medium to full body, just above medium carbonation, very fine, soft carbonation. O: It’s bottled with an oxygen fixing cap so it tastes and smells fresh.

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Photo of jkrich
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A typical Rogue pour: unfiltered, hazy golden-honey hue with an off-white fluffy head that slowly dissipated. Also typical of Rogue, no freshness date on the label or bottle.

Very mild aromas of fresh malt and perhaps some citrus.

I have always enjoyed Rogue's ales because they are usually well balanced; this one is no exception. This IPA is definitely malt accented, yet it imparts some nice peppery and citrus hops with just a faint hint of pine. There is a clean, fruity aftertaste that lingers on the palate. Minimal bitterness with a well-rounded malty mouth feel.

I usually walk past Rogue when beer shopping because of the high price (in my opinion) and lack of freshness dating. I took a chance with this one and was very pleased. Per the label this is the "Official Brew of the Rogue Nation."

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Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a patch of bubbles in the center, and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts are present in the nose along with notes of citrusy hops.
T: The taste has dank flavors of citrusy hops along with a moderate amount of associated bitterness; both of these linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has a good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of EMV
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

L: Poured a cloudy golden amber color with 3 fingers of thick white head. Ample lacing.

S: Biscuits and citrus hops.

T/F: Malts and biscuits up front. Mild but flavorful hop palate... citrusy and floral, and hints of pineapple and lemon. Very balanced. Generous carbonation and smooth.

O: Very nice session IPA from Rogue. Not crazy hopped but nicely balanced with the malts and a little different from other IPA's out there. That's not a bad thing and absolutely worth a sampling.

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Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: nice amber color
Smell: grass, malt
Taste: Malt forward, nice hop bitterness
Feel: nice medium, carbonation perfect, dry finish
Overall: very good beer.

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Photo of russpowell
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed & effervescent amber with a thumb of pearl colored head. Never totally clears, but has stellar lacing & great head retention

S: Biscuttty malt, grapefruit, lemons & floral hops, a little bit of leafy hops as well

T: Follows the nose, some dryness & mineral hops as well. A little pineapple sneaks in as this warms, orange peel as well. Finishes with a little bit of biscuitty malt, floral hops & a nice amount of citrus hop kiss

MF: Medium body, light carbonation, lovely balance, perhaps a bit gritty

Drinks super easy, bought this 2+weeks ago & forgot about it; kicking myself, as I'm sure this was even better, maybe slightly off style, but in a good way...

Not been a huge booster of these guys over the last 5 years, but they are starting to win me back

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Photo of gonzo000
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer has a pinkish hue with a one - two finger head. Smell was all grapefruit as was the flavor. Beer seemed a bit watery to me - not typical Rogue body. Good, but so many other Rogue beers are better, I do not expect to revisit this one.

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Brutal from Rogue Ales
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