Got this beer from Matthew Rand in exchange for something, not even sure what it was but always love exchanging beer with others. It sat in the fridge longer than it should have being an IPA but still retained much of the flavor. Rogue generally does a nice job with their beer.
Color is your typical orange with an off white head, nothing too surprising here for an IPA but it does look nice. Nice mix of hop aroma with some pine, earth and citrus notes, not outstanding but solid nose. Taste is surprising smooth and easy to drink. Since it is named “Brutal IPA” I was expecting something big and harsh but that is not the case.
This is a solid IPA with a fairly low ABV which makes it pretty easy to drink. You should try it, I doubt you will be disappointed.
Pros: Better than average in all aspects
Alcohol Content: 5.8% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 59
Brewers Website: Rogue
Brewers Description: An Imperial bitter with exotic traditional floor malts, citrusy, hoppy flavor, stupendous hop aroma.