Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Brutus Imperial IPA - Butternuts Beer & Ale

Not Rated.
Brutus Imperial IPA
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 3
Hads: 7
Avg: 3.25
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Butternuts Beer & Ale
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: t0rin0 on 05-03-2011

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (14) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 3 | Hads: 7
Photo of Sammy
3.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big IBU delivery. Not a great dipa. Average mouthfeel. On tap yet feels like came out of can, even a little metallic in the finish. Hop aromas. A little orange colour with a little white head. Carbonation right there. WOuld like something more interesting in flavour. OK.

 271 characters

Photo of t0rin0
2.44/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled 5/2/2011 from one of the handfilled 22oz bottle growlers done by Bierkraft in Brooklyn.

Pours mostly clear, dark orange, fluffy white head, glows in the light, decent lacing and retention, pretty looking.

Aroma is earthy, spicy, green apple, caramel, and booze. Interesting but not appealing.

Flavor is grass, booze, caramel, herbal, peppery, some pine, all around intense and not enjoyable.

Body is light/medium, amply carbonated, and not drinkable.


 474 characters

Photo of pixieskid
3.57/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a tough one to review because I am somewhat convinced that I was served a different beer than I asked for. None the less, the bartender said that it was indeed the beer I ordered and she seemed to know her stuff.

A dark brown almost reddish pour with a thin white head.
Honestly, this thing was very interesting and I enjoyed it, but it certainly was no dipa. The hop presence was mild and for the most part it tasted like a very mildly tart wild ale! Maybe my palate was off, I don't know, but it was tart in the nose and tasted of green apples and some piney notes.

Whatever the hell it was, I enjoyed it, but it certainly is not what I was expecting.

 663 characters

Brutus Imperial IPA from Butternuts Beer & Ale
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.