Brutal | Rogue Ales

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177 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Brabander on 05-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
177
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 23
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Photo of monkist
4.88/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I love Rogue for being outstanding, creative and brave in their way of artistic brewing and this Brutal IPA is simply fantastic! They managed to create a combination in the taste of hops that is like no other, and reminds me of nothing alike so far!
Putting it simply, it tastes as if it had been aroma hopped with bittering hops... makes no sense? But it does! Bitterness is the aroma, and its not bitter at all... has it been dry hopped with bittering hops? Anything is possible at Rogue...
A very well done and balanced IPA, though it might not be in the all-time Top 10, it sure is a classic. Though not Brutal... or rather brutally good? Definitely.

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Photo of R_Kole
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours hazy orange tinted amber crowned by a 2” clingy white foam cap that slowly recedes. S: Rich hop aromas, grapefruit, malt, citrus. T: It starts malty, bread, biscuit, then fruit, with grapefruit finish. Lingering fruity hop aftertastes. F: Medium to full body, just above medium carbonation, very fine, soft carbonation. O: It’s bottled with an oxygen fixing cap so it tastes and smells fresh.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsonta
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of briandaube
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tilly
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

P: Hazy golden amber with a healthy white head. Lacing is quiet healthy also.
A: Lemon citrus, hoppy, a bit of fresh bread.
T: Lemony citrus, hops, fresh bread, some malts
M: Medium body, clean, crisp with a slight but of bitterness.
O: Not a bad IPA but I think I've had better from Rouge. None the less, I'll try it again.

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Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nhirsch04
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy golden amber with a medium sized white head. The aroma is all hops and citrus. The taste matches the nose with the addition of some malts.

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Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed & effervescent amber with a thumb of pearl colored head. Never totally clears, but has stellar lacing & great head retention

S: Biscuttty malt, grapefruit, lemons & floral hops, a little bit of leafy hops as well

T: Follows the nose, some dryness & mineral hops as well. A little pineapple sneaks in as this warms, orange peel as well. Finishes with a little bit of biscuitty malt, floral hops & a nice amount of citrus hop kiss

MF: Medium body, light carbonation, lovely balance, perhaps a bit gritty

Drinks super easy, bought this 2+weeks ago & forgot about it; kicking myself, as I'm sure this was even better, maybe slightly off style, but in a good way...

Not been a huge booster of these guys over the last 5 years, but they are starting to win me back

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Photo of DOCRW
2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

Photo of shoretaxi
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mscudder
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Brutal from Rogue Ales
3.84 out of 5 based on 177 ratings.
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