Brutal Bitter Ale | Rogue Ales

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90
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2,149 Ratings
Brutal Bitter AleBrutal Bitter Ale
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
Ratings:
2,149
Reviews:
1,110
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
218
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brutal's colour is very nice, a dark amber-orange with an off-white head. Not very good retention however, and the lacing is just barely there. I can't say that the smell is all that impressive. It just barely registers a light hoppiness and nothing else. The taste is completely the opposite, with earthy bitter tones dominating the hop spectrum, and an interesting bready malt up-front. Medium-bodied, well-carbonated, and a dry finish. Not too shabby!

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Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,149 ratings.
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