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RATINGS: 1471   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear medium copper amber color with a densely packed beige head. Sudsy lacing along the glass. An inviting combination of rye, pine and citrus hops in the aroma. Flavor is quite nice with a good amount of bitterness in the finish. Very tasty offering from Sierra Nevada.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of rye / rye bread, citrus, some lighter spice, and floral. Tastes of rye, citrus, grains, pine, and pepper.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
can8ianben (1317) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Nice flavor profile but the aroma was all pine and maybe a bit old. The mouthfeel was thin and strangely carbonated. This may have been a bad beer because I expect more from SN.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiddler26 (23) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Man, did I ever like this one. 12oz bottle. Large head left nice lacing on my Cheers, Grandpa mug (yes, old people love beer too). Taste was, I thought, well-balanced and fairly complex, with pine, citrus, yeast and, believe it or not, rye. Not quite as hoppy in the traditional sense as one might have expected. An excellent beer, far better than Sierra’s Glissade and I may like it better than their Torpedo, which is one of my favorites. I may have rated it lower than I was tempted to so that I would not seem to be gushing....lol

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10955) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Pours orange in color with an off-white head. Starts off with a good citrus hop aroma. Lots of grapefruit and orange, just a bit of sweet malt. There is some nice rye and pine aroma, too. The flavor is a bit maltose than expected. Moderate sweetness with lots of rye, pine, and floral hops. Citrus peel adds a touch more bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (902) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Pours a amber-brown with a tan head and decent lacing. aroma is of sour rye, baked bread, citrus, and pine. flavor is of rye bread, sourdough, citrus hops, pine resin, and some carmel. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a sour, bitter finish. overall, a very nice rye ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2012
12oz bottle. Filtered amber-tan color. Big, frothy, steady beige head. Flowery hop aroma. Some gingerbread and caramel tones, but quite hop centered. Sweet, full of flavor, the Rye makes it a little sugary for me. Whereas the Glissade was sublime and subtle, this is sort of in your face and messy. A pretty solid beer still, especially at the pricepoint, just not one I see myself wanting to revisit so much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1268) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Another great ale from Sierra Nevada. The Ruthless Rye was out at the local Whole Foods which is good indicator of how popular this beer is. When pouring the IPA head frothed up and filled the top of glass. The color is clear light amber and very attractive in a glass. The rye does create some new flavors and the balance with the resiny hops was well done. There is some pine and citrus from the hops. The finish was perfect with a nice bitter taste lingering in your mouth. I have a six pack to enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Nice dark brownish red, clear pour with white, frothy head. Aromas of grain and citrus. Taste is not as bitter as expected, some sweetness, and some notes of bread. Nice carbonation, semi-dry finish, but short. Overall, a nice beer, good flavor, and one I’d have again, but I just like other ryes better.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle from Spirits Bayville. Pours an attractive copper color with a pillowy eggshell head. Aroma is of citrus hops, light pine and lots of rye bread. Taste is lots of rye grains, some nice citrus hops, light pine and a lingering sharp rye note combining on the finish with some bitterness make this pretty tasty, and pretty interesting.


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