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RATINGS: 1471   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Great specialty grain IPA. The nose is very hoppy mostly grapefruit with some piney notes as well. The pour yields a copper beer with a thick white head. The taste is full of grapefruit hops, pine, and that pepperiness of the rye. The body is medium and very crisp, but has a little bit of a sharp edge in the finish that is not to my liking. Great, would drink again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (601) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Rye and dry hops are what make up this one. Good lacing and great smoothness. Good overall rye P.A. Love this brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle. Impressive! The peppery, hay hop scent had a sweet underbelly, especially as it warmed. The pale amber, translucent appearance held a half inch of dense head that faded to a white ring leaving an average amount of lacing. The palate was a med-light bodied crisp finish, and the taste was full of hay. Spicy pepper grassy hay hop with a citrus touch rounding back to finish right where it started with the hay hop. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Amber-gold with good, foamy, off-white head / Earthy nose of rye, citrus, and pine / Medium body, chewy and creamy, hint of sweetness, with good balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of earthy rye, grapefruit, and dry pine / A nice twist for SN.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1425) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Pours a clear orange/golden with a full off white head. Mild aroma of citrus and pine. Taste a well balanced mix of sweet toasted malt, caramel, butteriness, grapefruit and assertive hop bitterness. As I’ve said before, I’m not the hophead I was 20 years ago, but this is so good that the overly hoppy character is not a problem at all. Very good stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Growler from shigadeyo. Pours a bright coppery amber color with a small off white head. The aroma had lightly toasted bready malts, spicy rye, grass, earthy with some nice floral hints. The flavor opens with a toasted rye bread note, grass, earthy bitterness, mildly floral with some light pine notes. Medium bodied. This is ok in a pinch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6409) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
12 oz. bottle, pours a mostly clear orangey amber with a small beige head. Aroma of strong rye malts, pine, loads of pot and herbal hops. Flavour is heavy on the rye, pot, herbal, hops and more rye malt. Very rye and pot dominated. Good for what it is, though not really my favourite flavours.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2012
On tap. This one is decent. Beautiful aroma but the flavor is missing something.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
12oz bottle - Huge bubbly head. Falls in less than a minute. Body is absolutely crystal clear and the most gorgeous sunset orange I have ever seen. Fresh hop aroma reminds me of pine needles and that sticky sap you got on your hands as a kid. Flavor is a balance between the twang of the rye malt and the hops. Description is alluding me other than to say I like it. Bitterness lingers on the palate. If you can get this try it. A great IPA!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a clear copper hued body and a large, lasting, just off-white head. Pretty decent retention with good lacing. Aromas are of spicy and citrusy. Lightly bready malt sweetness as well in the forefront. Floral and flowery with light esters. Medium grassy. Flavors are bready, grainy, lightly spicy from the malt. Notable rye rustic character. Crisp finish. Hops are there, but nothing crazy. Medium bitterness that seems like it might be accentuated by the rye. Hop flavors are grassy, herbal and citrus. Brief duration that ends bitter but not oppressively so. Fuller carbonation, dry, medium bodied. Crisp. Pretty decent six pack purchase.


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