Brutal IPA

Oregon
United States
rogue beer brutal ipa
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A non-traditional India Pale Ale with big citrusy, hop flavor and intense hop aroma. Medium-bodied with a vibrant lingering hop-bitterness that is anything but brutal. Enjoy!

Profile

ABV: 
6.3%
IBUs: 
46
Hops: 
Rogue Farms Alluvial™
Malts: 
Two-Row, Carawheat, C15, Rogue Farms Dare™ and Risk™
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Billed as “the official brew of the Rogue Nation,” this American IPA is a showcase for Rogue Farms Alluvial hops. The hops are certainly prominent in the aroma with a plethora of tropical fruit notes wafting from the glass, including pineapple, grapefruit and passion fruit. In the flavor, the smorgasbord of tropical fruit once again is in the forefront with a light bready malt (of which many of the malts are Rogue Farms varieties). The beer finishes with an assertive, lingering bitterness that seems higher than the listed 46 IBU but is quite appropriate for a West Coast IPA. The unique Alluvial hops are showcased well in this very good example of an American IPA.