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RATINGS: 1485   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (887) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Poured a clear light amber color with a creamy white head. Spicy rye aroma. Good dose of hops. Unremarkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a nice dark amber with a good head. Pretty light aroma with some rye and hops. Nice smooth palate with a medium body and a clean flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
A ton of floral hops in the aroma. Appearance is fantastic and unique - a mahogany red/brown color, generally clear, with an off-white bubbly head. Taste is dry and bitter, but also with a floral sweetness. Overall, another great beer from Sierra Nevada that I will look forward to each year. And I love the timing, as January and February are more or less a ’dead zone’ in terms of seasonal beers, while we are done with the winter and christmas beers, but waiting for the spring white ales and eventually the summer beers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (217) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head that stays on top. Some lacing down the glass. Aroma has a sweet smell along with some spicy hops. Medium body. Malt and hops are nicely balanced with a slightly dry finish. Very good, grab this one while it lasts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2546) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Nose featured some clean earthy bready rye grains complemented by a light hopping, both citric and resiny. Flavor was resiny hopped, very dry as the rye must have fermented out quite a bit. Finish was a long lingering combination of rye bread type earthiness and a bitter hopping. I think this is nice...but not sure. Its so dry, but its growing on me. Deep copper color, medium head and nice lacing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
From bottle. Huge fresh grassy/floral hop aroma with spicy rye notes and a touch of malty sweetness. Mild sulfury notes, but not a big detraction. Dark caramel clear with a bit of copper, topped with huge pillowy-foamy off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Starts juicy with apricot and grapefruit, floral-grassy hop character, and a bit of rye spicy grain character. Finish is big and hoppy, mildly sweet and alcoholic. A bit of carbonic acidity and fizzy burn, with a big bitter after. Not harsh, but lasting bitterness. Great flavor to this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Has a great presence with a strong nutty flavor and high malt. The hops are a delight with a grassy bitterness and strong ACV. Enjoy all the way

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
The aroma is malty and hoppy with grassy citrusy hops. The appearance is light brown amber with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a ton of rye taste. The palate is smooth. Overall a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Glass fills with copper nectar, topped by a creamy, rocky off-white crown of glorious foam. Citrus and pepper in the bready aroma. Literally bursting with flavor - solid barley malt support for the spicy rye and generous portion of citrus hops. This earthy ,rich concoction will command the drinker’s undivided attention long after the lingering bitter finish. My favorite SN brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Sampled this at The Beer Dabbler. This is a great beer with a wonderful combination of rye, barley, and hoppy notes. Wonderful!


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