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Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,756 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,756
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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3/5  rDev -25%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Ontario (Canada)

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Alberta (Canada)

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -25%

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Illinois

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

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California

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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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New York

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +25%

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Ontario (Canada)

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Australia

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GoblueMS

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have recently tried this as it is now available here in MS. Rogue has been around a long time, and I have never had opportunity to try any Rogue IPA offering (not even sure that they offered IPA). Bought 7 bombers last night at a local grocery for 99 cents each--WOW!! And they were not "ruint" as they say around here! Every once in a while we quality ale quaffers win big, and this is one of those times. From a bomber to my 20 oz. mug.

A: Thick creamy head two fingers high diminishing to a thin layer. Love the unfiltered aspect.

S: A bit malt forward, with hops slightly subdued.

T: Smooth with the yeast adding body to the ale (filtered ales tend to taste and mouthfeel thin).

M: As mentioned smooth. Definitely a decent brew. I like this particular style of IPA, though others on my favorites list are more aggressive on the pallet.

O: What a find at 99 cents!! Even though it has a lower alcohol content, sometimes that is just what the doctor ordered. Rogue knows what they are doing, and they have been in the business a long time. This ale is worthy.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 22:44:29 | More by GoblueMS
Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,756 ratings.