Sunday, August 14, 2011

Review: Rogue Brutal Bitter

Rogue Brutal Bitter 
Rogue Ales

 ABV 5.80 %
IBU 59

        I just had to try this a buddy of mine gifted me a bottle (those are the best kind of buddies) so here goes. Hazy copper/golden appearance with minimal head that quickly disappears. Smell is very malty and floral with a hint of grain and orange.Smells strongly of pine hops--an impressive overpowering aroma of hops. No malt is present in the nose.Taste is a subtle bitterness, pine, citrus, vert clean tasting, I have a love hate relationship with pacman yeast, it does great in stouts, porters, etc but with anything else it its a hit or miss it seems.A good drinking ale. I'd have it again, but Brutal....I think Not.