Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 22oz bomber with no freshness date to be found.
Appearance: Copperish amber hued brew with a pillowy off white head with a mild chill haze.
Smell: Pungent (mild rind), piney sweet, raw hop aroma is very dominant. Smells like raw hops oils basically.
Taste: Very smooth with a semi chewy malt mouth feel, a touch of malt sweetness peeks its head out yet the hops take over and release a big pungent bitterness (hint of rind) with a very inviting oily hop flavour that is a little sweet in the finish.
Notes: For as much hops as they used for this brew it is balanced quite well. Very interesting with the use of only one hop variety ... the Crystal hop, a cross between Hallertauer and Cascade. An amazing brew and becoming a cult classic among the hopheads and veteran beer geeks. A "not for the faint of heart brew".
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2002 07:10:42 | More by Jason
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