Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales
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2.83/5 rDev -29.3%
Presentation: 22 oz bomber, poured into an imperial pint glass.
Appearance: Deep copper with a nice three finger head that never completely went away.
Aroma: Hops. The Crystal hops dominate the aroma. The malt is there, but overpowered by hops.
Taste: This has a wonderful flavor. Nice caramel malt and prominent hop flavor. But I don't taste the balance that an ESB should have. The hops weigh far more than the malt in this beer.
Notes: This tasted like a very good IPA, but did not have the balance I was expecting, for an ESB. A great beer, but didn't fit the style as well as I would have liked.
08-10-2006 00:49:27 | More by jdoolin
2.98/5 rDev -25.5%
This beer was served in a bomber bottle and poured into a pint glass.
A. It pours with a light head to an opaque orange color
S. The smell is attractive. It brings me to like this more
T. Packs a solid wallop. Brutal is a good adjective.
M. As it fills the mouth it brings a citrusy zest with it.
O. I am not a big IPA fan, but for the type this is a good beer.
02-22-2014 19:23:49 | More by CraigTravor
Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,798 ratings.