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Brutal Bitter Ale | Rogue Ales

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3.98/5
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2,157 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,199
Reviews:
1,110
Ratings:
2,157
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-light amber color with a medium white head and some lacing

S-light citrus and pine, light bread dough

T-citrus and pine with sweet malt and a solid bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and acidic feel

O-a good IPA with decent flavor, but lacks the depth of the more notable in this style

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy orange with an ambue hue. Modest half-finger off-white head faded quickly to a thin cap.

Smell: Piney, floral hops predominate.

Taste: Hops take on a more medicinal quality upon hitting the taste buds. Malt sweetness struggles to break through the hop dominance and balance it out. Rich, chewy mouthfeel cuts through some of the hop blast. About what you'd expect from a well-crafted west coast IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[BThe pour was a light hazy orange with a huge (3-4 finger) white frothy head that was mostly diminishing and had some fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was kind of mild of a light biscuit malt, citrus hops and a cobweb scented yeast with notes caramel and citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was bitter and lightly sweet with a caramel presence early on, and progressed into a nice bitter hoppy taste that was a tad acidic with a note or citrus towards the end. The flavor hung on for a long while with a tasty hoppy citrus finish.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall a nice basic IPA that was hoppy, citrusy and quite tasty with an awesome drinkability...
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Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 2,157 ratings
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