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RATINGS: 1481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
I had this on tap at Selma’s in Rancho Santa Margarita This is a nice hoppy beer with some good spiciness added by the rye

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6703) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby tinged amber with a large white head. Light citrus and a touch of spicy rye on the nose, but nothing overly large. Medium bodied, a touch empty, malt and caramel. Earthy bitterness on the finish. Nothing crazy, but easy drinking and decent enough.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6306) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber to light brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic, moderately to heavily astringent. Well, as with most other Sierra Nevada products, raw vitamin B yeast odor is prominent in the nose. I really wish they could get a handle on that. Otherwise the nose is quite simple and hop-centric, the hop treatment being the usual resin-grapefruit style that the vast bulk of American renditions offer. Very abrasive in the mouth, with strong levels of astringency, citric acidity, and bitterness (with barely enough sweetness to keep it drinkable). It’s not quite awful, but you really have to like raw bread dough, pine sap, and grapefruit rind...and little else...in order to enjoy it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (1047) - Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2012
bottle. Copper with white head. Smells like hops, peppery, a lot like pot actually, floral. Tastes really yummy. Pepper, citrus hops, floral, caramel malts, earthy. Very very good. I really like this beer, very well balanced. Long bitter finish. Really exceptional! There’s a lot going on in this beer and it all seems to compliment each other, YUM!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Msavage235 (90) - - FEB 18, 2012
Pours a light brown with a thin off white head. This beer is very complex, hop forward with citrus and the rye subtly in the back. The rye stays with you for a minute after a sip.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2470) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a slight orangish side to it. Head is nice and fluffy... maybe about 1/2 inch on my pour. Aromas are pretty faint... a bit of soap and citrus is all I’m picking up. That said, flavor delivers on the IPA bitter punch. This is pretty bitter... with a nice grapefruit and citrus hops presence that has a little bit of that rye flavoring as part of the balanced malt profile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4909) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Poured a slightly bubbly copper color with a small white head. Aroma was spices, with notes of citrus hops. Flavor was similar, with definite notes of rye. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
Draught. Amber with a medium head. Bright fruity hop aroma. Good mix of toasty hop and chewy rye, and earthy/grapefruity hops. Solid ipa. Clean, nice lacing, good complexity, quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1821) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear amber with one finger dull white head. Some lacing, medium carbonation, medium body, and wonderful grapefruit & light pine aroma. Taste is grapefruit, rye and long light slightly bitter pine finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mcfa0779 (57) - SLC, Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Pours reddish dark brown. Small amount brownish head. Nose is floral and citrus hop. Medium body. Taste is bitter citrus with a background of brown sugar and a finish that has a slight spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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