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RATINGS: 1461   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (743) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2012
pours amber with a thick, lasting white head and lots of lacing. aroma is pale malt, some piney hops and a bit of syrupy sweetness. taste has notes of orange, pine, and nuts. finish is hoppy with spice notes. a nice, easy drinkin IPA full of character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber orange, off white head. Aroma is kiwi-tangerine fruity with sweet malt. Flavor is the same with sour dough maltiness and a bit of hops bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft… Pours clear and new penny-copper with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Lots of caramel, some damp leather and only a hint of rye pepperiness in the nose. Full-bodied and chewy with tickling carbonation. The flavor leans a touch bitter and has both a nice rye kick and a nice hop bite, but is pretty well-balanced overall. Some caramel without the normally accompanying residual sweetness. Finishes crisp with light spiciness and mild bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Clear amber with a big white head that fades quickly and leaves fantastic lacing... Fairly spicy w fair amount of citrus hops not sweet... Good flavor lively dry medium body spicy citrusy light tropical fruits... Very good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (219) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours a red amber with a thin white head. Aroma of grassy, citrusy hops. Powerful hoppy flavor, balanced with spiciness from the rye, and a nice malt backbone. Rich mouthfeel. Complex but drinkable - a real winner.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
I am so glad that Sierra is doing a Rye. Combines the SN hops that you love with the earthy-spice of rye. This is to me a perfect winter session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
32oz Growler. Served at around 45F.

Pours clear copper/amber with a large rocky off-white head that leaves clumpy drippy rings of lacing and holds a very nice foamy cap.

Aroma is dank hops, marijuana, pine & grass, a bit of citrus, a lot of spicy rye notes, bread, a bit of caramel. Very good strength.

Flavor is grassy, citrusy, dank and resinous hops, strong rye notes, dark bread & toast, a bit of toffee & caramel, light sweetness, good bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Very nice Rye IPA. Has a bigger Rye presence than any I’ve had before with a nice dank hop note. Tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaronbr (126) - Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Nice crisp aroma and a reddish amber color on the pour, which I really think looks and feels nice. Relatively opaque, with persistent lacing in my pint glass. The rye is very nicely balanced on this, lending some good balance to the mostly bitter, medium-to-long finish. A touch of creaminess makes this really stand out as a great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle. Bottled: 12/16/11. A clear reddish amber pour with a smallish beige head. Rye bread, grapefruits, resiny pine, grains, and pepper in the aroma. Thin to medium-bodied on the way down. Semi-sweet upfront in the taste with a touch of caramel and a good bit of cereal graininess. A mild grapefruitiness at the bitter end. A dry finish with a little pepper. Plenty of rye throughout. Avoids the harshness that usually accompanies rye beers. Quite drinkable, but a little underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1423) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2012
On tap at the Dutch. Beige head. Nutty nose. Sticky lacing that is obvious on the sides of my ceramic mug at the bar. Resinous hops tickle the sides of my mouth. Rye comes thru this moderate boddy quaffer but is then overshadowed by hops. Two with lunch. Congrats to E.C. the brew Goddess. Seeing the clear color in the mug club is a disadvantage but.....I’ll take the extra ounces.


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