Thursday, 8 December 2011
Breakfast Beer Tasting: Rogue Brutal IPA
It’s amber in colour with an off-white foamy head. The aroma was quite noticeable citrus; pineapple, grapefruit and some sweet malt.
Taste: Medium bodied, it appears very well balanced. The expected hop blast never happens. Not brutal, in the literal sense, at all. There is a good initial hop bite with clear citrus tones, but the biscuit malt soon comes through to tilt the scales. You're left with a quite mellow mix of malt and grapefruit.
Finish: Short blast of medium dryness.
Conclusion: An accomplished piece of complex brewing. Nicely balanced and easy to drink, this is a class act.