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RATINGS: 1538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2487) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle. Clear, amber body with a creamy off-white head. Aroma more malty than hoppy with notes of caramel, toasted grain, sharp rye with hints of earthiness. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. The tastes are more hoppy than malty though they are subdued — leafy hops, grass, citrus with a strong finish of rye and lingering bitterness. And a bit of the signature Sierra Nevada Vitamin B flavor. Balanced. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Crisp, easy drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (3879) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
5 feb 2012, bottle. Brown, clear, steady bubbles. Oddly enough it has a skunky lager aroma. Thin body and fizzy. Skunky lager and burnt chocolate. Not very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (611) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Clear dark amber. High,loose head. Persistent lace. Nice, fresh aroma. Rye is evident, but does not give grainy taste. Smooth, full aftertaste. I could drink several of these. Rye is nice change of pace.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfenkopf (185) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
The aroma is strong with rye bread and a mildly skunky background. The head is thin and white, the body is copper. There is a peppery, rye bread taste that would go great with a hefty ham sandwich on rye bread. This is a niche beer, not for a session as the rye taste is quite strong. It is thick and oily on the palate with a predictable rye aftertaste. A very, very tasty and unique brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Copper pour with sticky white head and lace. Aroma is rye and resiny hops. Rye and a pretty hard bitter that just continues to grow. Medium bodied with good carbonation. On my first try with this beer I felt it was unbalanced tried it again and liked it better than before. Pretty good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Had this beer from a glass, light brown with decent lacing. Nice grassy hops taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #339. Nice dark amber/brown with a dirty white tan head that left a decent amount of lacing. Spicy, hoppy aroma, citrusy and zesty. Nice hoppy bite with a spicy background and all of that lingers on the tongue for a good while. Nice stuff. (2153)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5081) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
12oz bottle from Leukens oldsmar. Pours an orange amber with a cream-colored head. Nose is sweet caramel, prickly rye and some bitter citrus. Flavor is caramel and orange up front followed by some prickly rye and sweet citrus with hop bitterness that extends into the finish. Interesting beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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