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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
joebuzard (1) - West Palm Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 Color. Looks Orange to Amber. Not completely clear. Good dense head on pour, receding to thin persistent layer above beer. Smell. Deep inhale reveals slight malt, citrus, and rye. Taste. Hops dominate on the nose and is complimentarily malty as well. Creamy but bitter/spicy mouthfeel. I like the specific bitterness of the roasted rye. It complements the bitter hops and the other big malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2012
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep amber bronze with a well-lacing froth of sticky white bubbles. Has a fresh citrus and piny hop nose with a touch of rye. Starts with good fullness and light caramel sweetness with lots of resiny hop flavors and nice bitter balance alongside some grainy rye character. Finishes drier and bittersweet. Smooth, quite flavorful and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (593) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Pours with gigantic tan head, clear amber red caramel color. Nose is slightly subdued, maybe a little too cold, but definitely spicy rye and some Piney hops. Lots of bittering hops with a long finish, spicy rye malts, medium to light body, vert dry. This is a biter, not very balanced, but still very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4653) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Smells great, some hops mixed with a milky grain. this is quite tasty. Hops yet smooth in the finish. A rye beer to rival Rocket from Bear Republic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4541) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing to skim surface. Sweet caramel, rye and resin aromas. Medium bodied with upfront pumpernickel turning to dank resin and grapefruit in the lasting finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (463) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 23, 2012
pours a darkish orange. aroma of pine with a little caramel. strong hop profile with a little pepper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Sample at the impromptu Kuhnhenn tasting on 01/17/2012: This brew is a brownish-orange color with a medium off-white head that evaporates slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of grainy malt and floral hops. Medium body with a spicy hops character that has herbal and floral notes. Some citrus and sweet malt in the background. The finish is moderately bitter with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (438) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2012
What SN does best is IPA, and this is another solid offering for spring. Basically taking Torpedo and adding rye for a nice complex flavor component that does not come through too strong and dominate the IPA, but mixes in for a great twist on SN IPA. Well done....best value for 12.99 a 12 pack.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 23, 2012
pours a hazy copper. Aroma is that of grass and earth. Flavor is a bit like a peppered hop! not my fav!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2012
355ml bottle from Whole Foods, San Francisco, CA

Pours dark orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma has notes of caramel malts, hops and rye. Taste is quite bitter and malty with notes of bread, fruity hops, pine and hints of rye and spices. Finish is malty and sticky. Nice malty IPA with rye.


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