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RATINGS: 1472   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cleverlobo (315) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle; clear copper with medium beige head; aroma-hops, citrus, resin, cereal, pepper; light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, lively, long bitter finish. Fantastic beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (597) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle - pours dark gold with a quickly dissipating head. I definitely detect a spicy rye flavor and some citrus but the palate is lacking. A decent beer but not my favorite IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (912) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Damn, this is good stuff! I was sort of expecting something a little bit mellower from SN, but no! Sierra is full in on the rye! Full in on the hop bite on the back end. Excellent! One of my favorite SN beers!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcobrau (17) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Pours a super clear amber topped with a soapy white head and a peppery aroma of rye mixed with pine-like Chinook hops. Fairly strong rye flavor mixes well with peppery and spicy hops. Quite dry. Big smack of hop bitterness in the finish. Quite tasty if you don’t mind rye in your beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
This shows like an excellent double IPA rather than a rye. Pine all over the nose, and bitter, fresh citrusy hop flavors dominate the palate. Some rye spice shows up on the long finish. Quality beer from a quality producer, but very similar to their other pale ales.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Good dry, bitter, IPA. A little thin on the rye aspect though. Tasty IPA. Satisfies the craving.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeyray700 (15) - motley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Poured from bottle with nice off-white head. Copper in color. Very citrus hoppy aroma. Taste was very bitter with strong grapefruit aftertaste. Leaves a somewhat clean palate with a slight remaining aftertaste. Overall an average beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Itzjerm (1295) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2012
This is an average IPA... and a not to good rye pa... The rye is very limited... but maybe that was the goal and why it is ruthless. Not very peppery... not very rye... thus the low score.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 12, 2012
Not a huge fan of this one. The aroma was nice and fruity with a little bit of sticky bitterness. The flavor on the other hand was more bitter than I would have liked. There is a little malty and bready sweetness to it but it doesn’t last long. The main issue I had was the bitterness and the way the bitter taste remained on my palate. There aren’t many rye beers I have had that can top the Terrapin Rye in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2012
I expected more from this. While Sierra Nevada’s standard pale ale offering is quite good in and of itself, this beer tastes just like it but with the subtle addition of that signature peppery rye note. This beer is quite good, but the rye just isn’t intense enough for my liking.


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