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RATINGS: 1504   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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Had this after an insanely fresh IPA. Clear amber, frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt and caramel first and then hops. Taste of pine, citrus, grapefruit, toffee, roasty finish.Not as good as expected, will try again though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours coppery amber with a small off white head. Aroma is spicy earthy rye and citrusy hops. Flavor is spicy peppery rye and hops, earthy pine, citrus, caramel, and a good dose of bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3431) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear amber; kicks up a nice ivory head that dies with webby lace. This is what i picture when i think of a beer. Nose is rye and sourdough; light citrus, pine and toffee. Creamy medium body with a refreshing tingle. Taste is rye, orange peel, lemon and cane sugar. Finishing with grapefruit and green peppercorn. Great spring follow-up to Celebration.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (388) - Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Citrusy, piney. There is some rye there, but I was hoping for a bit more. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Ruthless pours a orangish amber color with a nice two finger white head. Not much lacing. The smell is pretty damn nice but not huge. Of course there is the rye. Itís very noticeable in this brew. Coming in second is the aroma of citrus. Then lingering is a bit of pepper. Not a lot. Sits in the background. Itís the rye doing itís thing again. Inviting smell. The taste pretty much matches the aroma here. Rye hits up front first, then melds with citrus. I did pick up some piney hops in the taste. Something I didnít pick up really in the aroma. Ending with the pepper spicy taste. Everything is balanced here. Not a hop monster, not a rye monster. A highly drinkable and really good Rye Beer. What I did notice is that this beer is a bit better when colder than when itís cooled down a bit. Something I usually donít agree with but I do here. Mouthfeel is nice. Medium bodied. Good carbonation throughout. Smooth.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syzzer (598) - Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2012
This is a decent IPA. It has a unique, though faint, rye tone. Heavy handed bitterness masks the light spruce-leather taste of rye & hops

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5134) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Light copper amber colored brew with a large medium khaki head. The nose is ripe with grapefruit and some rye earthy tones. There is also some dough. The taste is fairly spicy rye with a little bit of almonds. There is also a little bit of the grapefruit and sugar in the aftertaste. This is pretty well done.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Seymourbrewski (2) - - JAN 31, 2012 does not count
Ranger was my favorite, but this ruthless IPA took my heart and palate. From start to finish, this rye is it!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3280) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
12oz Central Market bottle. Wow, this was cool. The aroma and flavors had some sweeter, citrus hops balanced by some spicy, skunky (in a good way), earthiness. Long, slightly bitter finish. well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 12 oz. bottle from The Royale. Pours a clear, bright amber color with a finger of soft, frothy, uneven off-white head. Aroma of rye, pepper, grassy hops, crackers, caramel malts, citrus, and cereal. Flavor of bitter, grassy, resinous hops, rye, pepper, caramel malts, citrus peel, and dry toast. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, spicy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Tons of rye. Great beer.


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