Thursday, August 29, 2013

Rogue Brutal IPA

The Rogue Brewing Company is in Newport, Oregon.

This beer pours orangish-copper in color with a tall and billowy, thick off-white head that leaves medium to thick, sticky lacing down the glass.  The aroma is citrusy, melon, a bit of pine, and some lightly sweetened sun-brewed tea with lemon.  The taste is hop forward, fruity, citrus, tangy, tea with lemon balanced very well on a rich, roasted, toasted and caramel malt base.  The beer has a smooth mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation. It finishes with comparatively very little bitterness despite its hop forward profile. The bitterness it has is reminiscent of grapefruit rind.  This is a very drinkable, tasty and nice IPA.

This is the new bottle design, and a picture of the old bottle design as well (I like the new design much better).

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