Brutal Bitter Ale

Pretty much as I expected. A decent beer but hopped a little out of the style. To be fair I did not think this was as over-hopped as many other Rogue offerings, indeed it was more balanced than many of their products, but this is NOT an ESB.
Attractive pour with a light copper color and a nice head with some lacing.
Taste is typically Rogue. Lots of hops upfront and all the way through to the finish. Grapefruit is dominant with metallic twang in the finish. Obviously this lacks the subtle notes that, say, an English ESB would impart, but then again it’s not an English ESB so it’s difficult to be too harsh.
Decent mouthfeel and fairly easy drinking. If you are familiar with Rogue this will hold absolutely NO surprises, in fact this is kind of an archetypal Rogue brew.

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12/02/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.8 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.68
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