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Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,779 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,779
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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RedSpecial1

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4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On initial pour a thick off white head of about 2-3 fingers lingers. Not much lacing remains as it recedes. The beer itself pours a murky amber/orange, it seems a touch cloudy.

It smells faintly oily grassy smell, with hints of caramel malt in the background. The first taste off the bat is a strong bitterness, but not overpowering with some of the grassiness balancing it out. There's also a distinct hoppiness, probably the source of both of these flavors. This beer has a little sharpness at first sip, but again, it's not overpowering. This beer is pretty tasty, and could be a pretty decent session beer, although this probably wouldn't be the case for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 02:09:43 | More by RedSpecial1
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Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,779 ratings.