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RATINGS: 1526   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear copper body with a medium egg-white head. Aroma of lunch meat, florals, grain, urine, herbs, and grass. Flavor of herbs, nuts, grass, rye, caramel, citrus, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pours a clear, brownish dark amber with a chunky 3 finger eggshell head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is big citrusy hops, earthy grain, a bit of caramel, gravel dust, floral hops, white tea, a touch of roasted nuts and some honey. Flavor is full of light citrusy hops, bitter grapefruit, earthy grain, toasted pine nuts, dry grass, a touch of pine, caramel and some spicy hops, or rye, sort of general spiciness to the finish. Palate is medium bodied creamy and slightly slick on entry, has a medium carbonation and dry finish. Nice IPA overall, a very well executed implementation of rye in beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5521) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2012
I am not a huge rye beer fan but this one had a pleasant complexity. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a large creamy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was dry and spicy with notes of pepper, rye and was a little bit roasty followed by rough piney hops. The flavor was sweet malts, pine, grapefruit, honey, rye, pepper and almost yeast. The finish was long and sweet with lingering pine, grapefruit and pepper. Medium body. Interesting.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4569) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2012
OK, so I’m one of the last to try this? Figures, west coast thing. Yes, big first smell impressions. Citrus big near IPA double bullshit happenning here baby. Yes,these rye beers are in the same vein as the DIPA. I’ll tell you what tho, these SN beers really give you your money’s worth. Yes, big bitter craft beer fer sure. Id say this company makes some pretty good beers for the enjoyment to price ratio. Comes across with good impact start to finish. Numerical rating is for my personal enjoyment.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nik925 (770) - USA - FEB 6, 2012
Far more rye to this one than other rye beers I have had...which leads to some rather odd bitterness. Both the rye and the hops have an odd bitterness that clashes. Aroma of old gym clothes. My 25th S.N. brew and my lowest rated one... disappointing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1951) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2012
12 oz bottle. Nice atmospheric-looking label. Pours hazy orange-brown with a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is peachy, grapefruit, rye. Taste is bittersweet and a bit spicy; has a lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation is average. This is a really nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2703) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Enjoyed 6 of these during super bowl party. pours dark amber brown very pretty. aroma of sweet caramel and rye. tastes of orange citrus, caramel, lots of rye, and bready. its kinda thick on palate but pretty cool brew

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Spicy grain rye notes on top of citrus and herbal hop notes. A little pepper too. Pours amber great clarity and head retention and lace. Great looking. Spicy rye caramel orange pith grapefruit pith herbal hops black pepper. Nice lingering dryness. Good drinker. Nice rye ipa!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
To the unitiated Rye and the addition of it can seemingly lend an old sweatsock-like aroma to many drinks. Many a rye-ale out thereseem to carry said characteristic. SN however seems to pull through nicely on this account. Pours a very clear and almost effervescently clear golden amber. Head is thick and long lasting, inbetween tan and off-white. Citrusy hop aromas hit you first, old oranges, grapefruit pith, and slightly herbal. Flavor is strong and has a very similar profile to other beers in their lineup like celebration ale and Torpedo. Moderate caramel sweetness is balanced by a firm bittering that lingers into the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
A nice beer. A little disappointed that I bought a 12 pack of it. Aroma is grapefruit/ lime, citrus. Taste is not at all like the aroma. Strong presence of rye spice and bread, with tiny bits of hops. Palate is thin. Overall, this is a strange balance between winter and summer with a bit of umami for the cold weather and a bit of citrus for the warmer months. Strange but drinkable.


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