Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
topherh (1923) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrusy, piney. There is some rye there, but I was hoping for a bit more. Decent.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Seymourbrewski (2) - - JAN 31, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ranger was my favorite, but this ruthless IPA took my heart and palate. From start to finish, this rye is it!!!
BelgianBeerGal (3803) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
phaleslu (9322) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.