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RATINGS: 1391   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1065) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper with a medium, beige head. The aroma is caramel, rye, and spruce hops. The flavor is very bitter and a little malty sweetness. The palate is medium, sticky, and astringent. Overall, this is a good rye beer, with plenty of flavor and a clean mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mallons72 (149) - livonia, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
The rye is there, the hops are there - citrus, pepper and rye to the nose. Nice everything - except the balance and finish. Good effort, but not quite what I’m looking for in a rye IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Tea brown with lacing, tan head. Fairly subdued but spicy aroma. Delightful mouthfeel, if somewhat thin. Rye spice up front and a restrained bitterness to finish. Drying and enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (873) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
There isn’t a whole lot to the aroma. Definitely getting a lot of spice in the taste, and the hops do kind of hit you. The taste kinda stays with you a little longer than I wanted it to. First year that I have tasted this beer. Not great, but better than your average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1068) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 2, 2012
OOOHHHH Spicy!!! this is a good west coast IPA with the added flavor explosion of the rye spice character that knocked my socks off. Definitely not a session type ale, this one was good for one or two at the most before my palate was not capable anymore.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1794) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Tasted on 2/1/12 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Grand Cru. Pours clear orange-amber with a thick off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace, leaving thick residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is straightforward citrus hops and spicy rye, with a hint of caramel and bread malt. The flavor is the same nicely melded combination of citrus hops, spicy rye, and a nice malt backbone. The body is medium with average, stinging carbonation, and a long lightly bitter citrus hops and spicy rye finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Bottle from BevMo. Fairly pungent hopped nose. Fairly hoppy brewski here. Solid flavor. Some good rye notes. Nice rich mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Had this after an insanely fresh IPA. Clear amber, frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt and caramel first and then hops. Taste of pine, citrus, grapefruit, toffee, roasty finish.Not as good as expected, will try again though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherh (1907) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours coppery amber with a small off white head. Aroma is spicy earthy rye and citrusy hops. Flavor is spicy peppery rye and hops, earthy pine, citrus, caramel, and a good dose of bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3189) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear amber; kicks up a nice ivory head that dies with webby lace. This is what i picture when i think of a beer. Nose is rye and sourdough; light citrus, pine and toffee. Creamy medium body with a refreshing tingle. Taste is rye, orange peel, lemon and cane sugar. Finishing with grapefruit and green peppercorn. Great spring follow-up to Celebration.


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