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RATINGS: 1542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Ruthless IPA is brewed with this rustic grain for refined flavors – combining the peppery spice of rye and the bright citrusy flavors of whole-cone hops to create a complex ale for the tumultuous transition to Spring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
On tap at Hamilton’s in San Diego. Pine needle nose, but muted. Reminds me of their Celebration ale which often occupies my fridge. The rye comes through but is soft. Very smooth and clean and quite drinkable as a session ale. The 6.6% is a bonus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Great aroma. Good balance of rye hops and little sweetness. Really really nice appearance. Real bronze rye color with offwhite head. Taste is hop forward but with good rye undertone. Also the preserved a tiny bit of malt which is nice. Great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 The nose is earthy and malty with piney resins. The flavor starts piney with a complex grainy malt character. Next comes hints of cocoa and a mild rye spiciness. The finish is dry and piney. This is very much like a spicy SN Celebration in that it’s got good hop character, its solidly built and very dense for the 6.6% ABV. Very clean and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Cool bottle, solid beer, not so ruthless. Decent overall, with above average hops. Another solid offering from SN, but I think I got to go with the PA for the extra flavor it packs over this one. Never really been able to taste rye in rye beers though so what do I know. More of a piney IPA for me I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (9379) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2012
Tap @ The Forge Public House. A stop on grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Tim, Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, huge cituss and grapefruit hops. Taste is malt, rye, lots of hops, citrus and grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonationn. 250212

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Sampled on 3/3/2012. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head. The aroma is bready, fruity, caramel and spicy. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are grapefruity, floral and piney. Nice carbonation. The malts, hops and rye mix well together in this beer. There is a nice spiciness to go with the medium bitterness hops. Very drinkable IPA. Would be a good session beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Appearance - Copper body, light bubbles, frothy head
Aroma - Sourdough bread, pine, grapefruit
Taste - Light hops, citrus, bready, crisp & dry

Once again a great job by Sierra Nevada. This IPA was crisp and bready, having a subtle dry finish that fulfilled the hop lover palate. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (448) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2012
There is so much going on here. Just a pretty copper pour to a huge head that settles nicely. The scent is a bit northern pine and a touch of apple. The taste is a pleasant combination of light to middle bitterness while the carbonation dances over the tongue. A faintly bitter finish turns dry and delightful. Overall, a great variation on the IPA formula.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homerlikebeer (36) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Tastes a little different/something new each time i open a new bottle. One of the better SN beers Ive had from them in a while..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ypsi_rambler (5) - Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
IMO...Laid back for a rye. Not as spicey as I like. Subtle aroma. Nice head and hoppy flavor.

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