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RATINGS: 1451   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass. Color was caramel, but fairly clear. About a finger and ˝ head. Lots of tan lacing. Healthy drizzle on the side. Smelled of red malt - skunky, rye (if I knew what ray smelled like) and grains, Absolutely no hops/ Tasted of grainy malts with earthy tones. It got bitter late, but nothing too bad. Medium body. Average carbonation. An abrupt finish. Smooth, crispy and clean. Not a bad beer, but nothing spectacular. It did it’s job and got us ready for the postseason. An OK beer overall. It started out great until one place overran us.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle: Clear amber color with a white head. Pleasant aroma of something fresh, rye, malts and not much hop in the aroma. However, the hops are readily present in the flavor with a malty finish. Different and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4315) - Utah, USA - JAN 29, 2012
12oz bottle picked up at the state store
Appearance: Pours clear dark amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Grapefruit, spices and rye
Taste: Malty, grainy, rye, spices with a sticky piney finish
Nice

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Clear amber pour with quickly gone head. Nose is resiny hops. Malty middle and sticky bitter hops. Grainy bitter finish. Ryes are always kind of harsh/peppery but this delivers on the hops. Very good for the style.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 29, 2012
Very well made Rye IPA. Fairly hoppy for how many IBUs they say are in this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshmcg000 (312) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Pours clear amber with small amount of off white head. Aroma is slight grainy rye, with some piney hops. Taste is pretty complex, very malty with tons of strong spicy rye flavor. Very well balanced with a decent amount of piney and floral hops, that also give it a slight citrus flavor .Very spicy beer, almost makes my mouth tingle at first, also very dry, with a slightly oily mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (848) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Poured a clear light amber color with a creamy white head. Spicy rye aroma. Good dose of hops. Unremarkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (502) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a nice dark amber with a good head. Pretty light aroma with some rye and hops. Nice smooth palate with a medium body and a clean flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeyplush (628) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
A ton of floral hops in the aroma. Appearance is fantastic and unique - a mahogany red/brown color, generally clear, with an off-white bubbly head. Taste is dry and bitter, but also with a floral sweetness. Overall, another great beer from Sierra Nevada that I will look forward to each year. And I love the timing, as January and February are more or less a ’dead zone’ in terms of seasonal beers, while we are done with the winter and christmas beers, but waiting for the spring white ales and eventually the summer beers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (176) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head that stays on top. Some lacing down the glass. Aroma has a sweet smell along with some spicy hops. Medium body. Malt and hops are nicely balanced with a slightly dry finish. Very good, grab this one while it lasts.


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