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RATINGS: 1543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2062) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Deep honey color with an inch of rock-solid tan head. Aroma is citrus with a secondary note of peppered meat. Taste has that too, with deep, pithy, almost tannic bitterness and robust bready malt into the finish. $2/12oz

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Amco (34) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Cooper pour with a light head. Taste of spices and hops, medium body with a bitter end.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (4581) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a translucent copper with a nice crop of white foam. Good head retention and splotchy lacing. Aroma is sweet and citrus hops. Taste is mildly bitter. All around this is a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle pours copper with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with definite notes of rye and a good dose of sticky citrus/floral hops. Flavor shows light caramel, grainy rye, grass, pine, and pepper. Overall boyd is moderate and the finish is moderately bitter/spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is citrus hops and caramel malts. Taste is citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone to balance it. Didn’t get much rye but it didn’t detract from the beer. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2/4/12 notes: Bottle. Pours clear, tarnished orange with nice white head. Beautiful. Aroma is pungent rye and sourdough, floral hops, cracked pepper. Flavor smacks of hops initially, with pine following along with perception of a taught, dry body. Well integrated, flavor-forward with a hop/rye-tea clarity of flavor. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Poured clear copper with light tan frothy head . Faint floral, citrus, toast aroma. Flavor a nice pine, spicey hop flavor that,has a medium body and finishes quickly with a bitter toasted malt. Reallt easy to drink clean ipa i would get it again !

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (823) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Dark copper color. Aroma of citrus and resiny hops. Slight spiciness, overall nice balance.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed prior to a long work trip out of the country. Appearance a dark caramel amber with a very rich, frothy white head that laces to the glass, looks decadent. Aroma is a nice, vibrant hoppy citrus, mixed with a present, subdued, but potent toasted malt and that aroma that goes along with whole cone hops, a bit of pine. Taste is really freaking good, tastes really fresh, enamle-ripping bitterness, I’m not completely familiar with the rye aspect, but there is a spice that I’m sure is attributed to it. Also, a nice bready flavor to it. There’s a lot going on, it could be a sipper but can also be easy drinking. This is an awesome and intense IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle, pours a light head, a light bit dark in colour, taste is quite nice, bitter. The rye is in the finish and overall it was quite drinkable


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