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RATINGS: 1541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ruthless IPA is brewed with this rustic grain for refined flavors Ė 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (4538) - 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. Didnít get much rye but it didnít 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 (819) - 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 (1762) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Purchased at Armanettiís 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, Iím not completely familiar with the rye aspect, but there is a spice that Iím sure is attributed to it. Also, a nice bready flavor to it. Thereís 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (923) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours an amber brown with 2 fingers of off white head that laces nicely. Nose and taste are very bitter to me. There is definitely a big array of tastes, so much so I actually think I will like this beer more in a couple months once the hops fade a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3884) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Poured into a snifter, I must say that this is one remarkably pretty looking beer. The hue is a beautiful deep orangeish-red, almost a rust color. The head is large, tight, billowy on top, and leaves great lacing on the glass. That is damned near one of the most perfect looking glasses of beer Iíve ever gazed upon.

Now there are grassy smelling beers, then there is this... my goodness this is grassy. Itís not the lush sweet springtime freshly mowed lawn grassy either... this is the middle of summer a bunch of the grass is half dead and a good bit of your lawn has got some nasty weeds you know you can forget about for four days once youíve obliterated the visible part of them with the blade attached to that trusty Briggs and Stratton engine. This is a rustic sun baked grassiness, and I donít know if Iím impressed, if I like it, or if itís terrifying me because I know that in a few short months Iíll be committed not only to mowing my own half acre but the damn rental property as well. Itís interesting to say the least.

Dang! The flavor is grassy too, but I kind of like it. The spiciness of the hops matches well with the robust rye character of the beer before the hops turn the focus of the beer to a bit of a mixture of soapy and citric. The finish has a lingering astringency that I donít much care for, but beyond that I do really enjoy the flavor of this beer.


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