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Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,768 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,768
Reviews: 1,060
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 61
Gots: 50 | 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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nickthegun12

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4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a good sturdy ipa!!!

red to brown in color with a foamy white head and nice thick lacing

there a smells from the aromatic hops...and nice base malts....slightly fruity

taste is very well balanced the hops don't overpower the beer....the malt comes out well too...ever so slightly fruity on the finish

the feel is dry but not overly dry....carbonation is decent

overall this is a high class session beer....obviously perfected by the rogue brewery

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 01:42:31 | More by nickthegun12
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Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,768 ratings.