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Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,755 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,755
Reviews: 1,060
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 60
Gots: 48 | 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).

Malts: 100% Floor-malted Maris Otter, Cara Vienna, Cara Wheat.
Hops: Crystal.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

15º PLATO
59 IBU
76.1 AA
14.2º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001)
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Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,755 ratings.