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Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,780 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,780
Reviews: 1,060
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 61
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
**NOTE: This beer is now called "Brutal IPA" **
It has also been bottled as "Portland State IPA" (2010).

An Imperial bitter with exotic traditional floor malts, citrusy, hoppy flavor and stupendous hop aroma. Rogue brewmaster John Maier describes his Brutal IPA as a cross between a Very Extra Special Bitter and an Indian Pale Ale. Hedonistic!

8 INGREDIENTS: 2-Row, Carawheat, C15 & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Alluvial™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

22oz Bottle & Draft / 15° Plato / 46 IBU / 81 AA / 13° Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001)
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3Vandoo

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice orangish beer with a shy foamy and thick head. Limpid clear body with a vivid carbonation.

smell is great, aromas of fruits, citrus, hops, bitter and grapefruit.

Taste is quite similar to the sense as the smell, grapefruit flavours hit you right away followed by hops and then a shy malty presence. The malty caramel flavours actually hit your tongue when drinking, mixing a bit of bitter and sweet at the same time that end with a medium bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 05:05:03 | More by 3Vandoo
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Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,780 ratings.