Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.88/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pres: 22oz bomber collector's bottle
Appearance: Copper color with significant chill haze. Head is short lived and thin.
Smell: Hop oil essence! Very pleasing. Reminds me a bit of Sierra Nevada Celebration.
Taste: Way bitter, but a nice malt backbone. Bitterness remains long after the swallow, but is not unpleasant. A little heavy on the hop for what I expect from an ESB/strong bitter.
Mouthfeel: Nice. Good level of carbonation. Very smooth, full, but not overly dense.
Drinkability: A 22oz bottle is perfect. 12 wouldn't be enough, but more than this may put you on hop overload, depending on your tolerance. The strong bitter aftertaste, though not unpleasant, limits the amount you can drink.
Overall: Another stellar offering from a great brewery.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2004 12:44:50 | More by luvND
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Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
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