Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by crookedhalo:
4.08/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this beer thus far. I've had it on-cask, on-draught, out of the 22 oz. bottle and, like the one I'm reviewing now, the 12 oz. bottle. Pours up a nice lightly hazed bronze and orange color with a beautiful, fluffy bone white head. Excellent retention, stickage and lacing as the bitter was consumed. Aromas are mostly of grassy hops, with underlying biscuit and caramel from the malt. A bit of pine and citrus in the aroma, but not as pronounced as some left-coasted IPAs. Honeyed malt sweetness tries to make a run for the border, but gets detained by the Hop Patrol. Bitterness plays a controlling factor in this beer, but it is not absolute. The hops are quite subtle and grassy in their character providing a plentiful hop character without the overall feel of a "hop bomb". Some toasty malt sweetness comes through, but is mostly pale malted in flavor. Astringency is throughout, but pretty tame. This must be the best example of an "American Bitter" brewed with regards to it's British counterparts. Mouthfeel is light and creamy, adding to its excellent drinkability. Like I'd stated before, I've had it numerous times, and this bitter doesn't ever cease to please my senses.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2007 00:24:37 | More by crookedhalo
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Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
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