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RATINGS: 1553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ruthless IPA is brewed with this rustic grain for refined flavors Ė 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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smag4life (36) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2012
From a bottle pours a dark burnt orange and hazy which I think helps diffuse the light and make the color variations more subtle; a very beautiful beer. A spicy, floral aroma hits you up front, but itís not super strong. Honestly I was expecting more hop aroma, but it still smells delicious. A medium-light bodied beer, itís just thick enough to feel substantial without being too viscous. The hops hit you front along with the bitterness that requisite of an IPA. The combination of different kinds of spicy from the hops and rye make a perfect pair. The finish is somewhat dry, but thereís just enough sweetness to it at the end to keep it from being too dry. Overall, Iíd say this is an excellent beer for those who like hops, but hopheads will find it lacking. And thatís okay, because it wasnít brewed for hopheads. I would certainly recommend this beer to anyone who asks.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, grassy hops, some citrus, and rye breadiness. Malty and bready flavor up front, quickly giving way to grassy, piney and spicy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
12oz bottle. Copper brew with a good amount of white head. Smells better than it tastes - nice citrus and pine hop punch with some bready malt and rye spice. Good balance of malt, bitterness, and rye. Very cool label art - overall a solid offering from SN.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7172) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus. Pours a clear deep orang with a small semi-lasting frothy white head. Slightly mild aroma of malt and pepper first followed by light hops and some fruit. Flavour of pale malt, grain, more hops then the aroma suggests, a hint of alcohol and a surprising bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, itís a little overrated but itís good. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle shared with blankboy and garthicus at Rhino. Bright clear refractive reddish amber with an average creamy fomay lasting off-white head. Sharp pungent peppery/catty aroma, fairly grainy. Taste evwn more pungent cattiness, increasing resin bitterness, hard to judge the abv. Average body, good carbonation, long increasingly bitter finish. Really good, different. Thanks, Sammy!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2905) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2012
Thanks to Mr X. Appearance: Copper red, small snow white head. Aroma: Rye and hops, sharp, little fruit rind, copper. Flavour: Bitter, lots of malt, a little toasty with a good hop character, peppery, tangy hoppy-malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
pours a great dark copper, with hoppy and malty aroma notes. One finger foamy head. Full bodied, the hops compliment the malt very well. A great rye IPA.†

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12684) - 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 (2270) - 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 (6620) - 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.


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