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Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,925 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,925
Reviews: 1,077
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 76
Gots: 107 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

**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
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Photo of Mahlik
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rogue Hall on PSU campus. Listed as Portland State IPA. Poured into a 32oz mug for my birthday. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours a golden orange color with a one-finger white head. Head retention was good. Great lacing.

S - Lots of citrus, resinous and herbal aromas from the hops. Minimal amounts of sweet malt and biscuit.

T - More of the same on the taste. A citrusy and piney hoppiness dominates with some caramel and biscuit elements in the background.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - A good IPA. Nothing really objectionable but nothing outstanding.

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Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 1,925 ratings.