Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by GoreStorm:
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
bomber bottle poored into a liter beer mug.
A - i really like the way this beer looks. generally i favor the look of darker beers with my eyes but this is exceptional. poored with a big rocky head that mostly stayed to the bottom of the glass. the color and look of the beer could easily be mistaken for an unfiltered spun honey. very nice.
S - floral and hoppy, i don't get too much of a malt profile here, or rather, not as much as i'd like.
T - pretty damn solid, a very good hop flavor here with a nice sweet malt background.
M - the carbonation is moderate and pleasant, solid.
D - even with an above average ABV i could put these back all night, this is a super drinkable beer.
additional notes - hooray for rogue, they're one of the first craft brewers i fell in love with back when i first started to get into good beer and they still impress me today, i'll be buying much more of their product.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2008 01:57:45 | More by GoreStorm
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4.25/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into my snifter at fridge temp, with a generous pour, yielding a solid fruity looking orange color and a spiffy 2 finger white head that falls slowly. Perfect look to this one.
Smell is fresh grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Also detecting a peach smell, and maybe some pineapple. Very fruity and inviting. Almost perfect.
Taste is a very mild sweetness and bitterness at first, then the sweetness dies off and you get the bitter IPA notes. It doesn't taste as fruity as it smells, but this is a lower alc. IPA. I get wet hay, pine resin, and citrus notes.
Feel is spot on with plenty of carb and a light mouthfeel.
Overall I like this IPA better than alot of pale ales of the same alc content. Its very drinkable, yet its downside is it's quite expensive at 6.50 bomber.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 00:02:22 | More by BastardKing24
Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,756 ratings.