Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.45/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I kicked off my first venture to the Issaquah Brewing Company (AKA Rogue Brewery) this past week with a bit pint of Brutal Bitter Ale. This extremely strong, bitter, and flavorful beer was a joy to behold.
It poured a nice deep copper color and gave off a large white rocky head that quickly flowed over the edges on the draw and lasted for considerable time in the glass while drinking. In addition to the long last head, the lacing on the glass was fairly extensive from the first to last drop.
Just like the Imperial India Pale Ale (I2PA) from Rogue, the Brutal Bitter doesnt slug you in the face like some of the most exuberant bitter beers recently brought to market by other brewers. Its that refined stance that this Brutal Bitter takes that helps make this an enjoyable and very drinkable bitter beer. This one also presents a unique characteristic that gives it a very smooth body like that of an English Bitter with an added malt hit, but still manages to rear the fierce bitter hit that makes this a truly enjoyable ale. In addition to the extensive hoppy characteristics, the Brutal Bitter has a nice blend of citrus fruit, which helps keep the palette tingling, and the flavors ever expanding to further the enjoyment.
Rogues Brutal Bitter is a very drinkable bitter beer; so much so, I grabbed a case of it on the way out the door. If youre a bitter beer drinker, this one is sure to please.
[ STATS:>> SERVING: 16 oz. pint / ABV: unlisted / PRICE: $4.00 USD ]
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2003 18:19:30 | More by 49degrees
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