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RATINGS: 1478   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3043) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours clear dark copper color with off white head. Aromas of rye, citrus hops and caramel. Spicy rye and bitter hop flavors with moderate malt sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation. Another solid brew from Sierra Nevada.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottled, clear amber color with spotty off white foam, plain hoppy aroma, flavor is bitter spindly wooden with a solid finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2176) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2012
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 135012120. The pour is a nice looking medium to dark amber with a whole lot of long-lasting fluffy beige head. The aroma is of grains, some citrus, and piney hops. The body is medium. The taste leans sour with an almost pineapple like taste with bitter malts and clean finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Found this at harris teeter and bought some, Pours iut a darker brown color with a tan head on it. Smell is very hoppy and fresh. Taste smooth and easy to drink with very little alcohol prescense, Good beer that i hope will be in stock often,

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1547) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Clear reddish color with a average head and body. Spicy, tangy, aroma and taste---but muted compared to the best rye beers like Hop Rod Rye and Red’s Rye PA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5894) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
12pk - $12.99, mainly for when m.a goes out of town .. . pours a deep rust .. great foam .. . light spice rye, dark bread, and pine grindings .. . fantastic fantastic stuff, easily the best hoppy SN product!! .. . .
That’s all right, Monroe. Yes, would you just go lay out my blue pinstripe for the morning?

How about if I lay you out?

Very well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5607) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl. Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, off white, thick and foamy head that leaves a thick coat of lacing. Aroma is initially minty with some odd celery accents, and a back end spiciness. Full-bodied flavor with some initial bittersweet citrus, some minty rye and some pomegranate and apricot sweetness. Thick sticky mouthfeel with just enough spritz to keep it interesting. Solid new one from the trusted folks at SN.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12 oz bottle, 2012. A really well done rye ale here with a strong sticky pine bitterness and tasty caramel malts. The pour big and fluffy with a clumpy starch white lacing, a medium body appearance, and orange-caramel in color. A lot of cereal grains and rye cookie in the aroma, with mixed toffee, light fruity esters, and hazy mixed citrus and pine. Would maybe want just a tad bit more strength from the nose. The mouthfeel here is superb, with tingling and chewy, juicy bitter throughout, though it never gets unbalanced. Grains and rye start up front, but waves of deep pine, wood, and thick citrus fruits come after. Some light nutty, caramel cookies, and estery notes in there as well. Finish and aftertaste piny hop cones and peppery, herbal rye. The one really keeps lingering and bitter never seems to stop. The abv is just right to prevent the hops from overpowering. Hats off to Sierra Nevada for this one as this was really well crafted. Hopefully this seasonal becomes a mainstay of theirs.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4250) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2012
The aroma is at times unpleasant - reminding me some of distant malathion. Nice label, not sure what it represents, but it kinda looks like Aragorn hanging out on the walls of Edoras in Rohan. Bright, clear copper beer. I would characterize this beer as ’savory’. It’s dry, tangy and herbal. I am definitely going to buy a sixer of this to keep on hand for cooking - this has got to be a brutal potroast ingredient. Spicy, tangy finish with a final earthy kick. Medium to slightly light body. Complex, unusual. New Leaf Market.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jduffy3124 (1) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2012 does not count
What a great blend of flavors. A truly spicy rye and well rounded citrus hops. Over the top rye influence gives the IPA hop levels a run for its money. Definitely of Sierra Nevada’s premium beers at a reasonable price point. So many brewers would only put this beer in bombers.


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