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Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,863 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,863
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 67
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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A. Slightly aggressive poor 1 inch of white head dissipates to ring around glass within minutes. Color is hazy golden orange. Beautiful.
S. Hops, citrus, light pine.
T. Hops, citrus, sweet maybe honey, pine needles. Good as hell.
M. A little dry crisp, but not a refreshing crisp. Promotes dry mouth.
O. This IPA is the bomb. I like the pine needle taste most. I recommend trying it. Very good buzz for 6% ABV.

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Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,863 ratings.