Brutal | Rogue Ales

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Brutal IPA, Brutal Bitter Ale, and 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.

15° Plato / 46 IBU / 81 AA / 13° Lovibond

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,963
Reviews:
1,132
Ratings:
2,318
pDev:
10.58%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
296
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,318 |  Reviews: 1,132
Photo of Jodio
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of shiu-chan
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber copper tone with hald inch of cream colour head.
Sweet hop, pine and citrus bouquet.
Medium bodied. Sweet malt, caramel, creamy bitter taste.
Overall, an IPA with some creamy and sweetness.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Murray314
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Benl7217
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
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 DrunkenMonk
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GDiddy1955
3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giangio
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Albertsons. Not brutal at all, slightly sweet brown ale notes. Hops compliment the malts quite nicely, with some background bitterness. Easy drinker.

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of keng1343
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shoretaxi
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bitter IPA - Oakland Nov 2016

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Photo of Boo-urns
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Overall, I was disappointed with this beer - I had high expectations though. It had nice, sweet malt backbone, but it lacked the bitter hoppy punch that I usually love about IPAs. The finish was just blah....i was surprised. But then I say production date and it was bottled 13 months ago ....so I'm thinking that must be it. Lesson learned.... when you buy an expensive beer at the ol' LCBO.... look for the date! Not a drain pour or anything....but wanted to explain the low rating. Now I'm craving a nice fresh IPA!

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.22/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a cloudy amber-orange with a medium,frothy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-peach,resin,grapefruit,orange,honey,caramel
T:
-grainy,caramel,grapefruit,astringent with a toasty finish
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
A little disappointing.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sisterofba
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mooseo
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanls4
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brutal from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 2,318 ratings