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RATINGS: 1555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1526) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Orange with brown and red hues.Short head with ring with spotty lacing solid carbonation subdued and well contained. Aroma is very fresh, this just arrived here,its pretty dank,resiony danky herbal pepperish, sweet yeast grain bread with pine/ very light fruit/floral notes,very hoppy in a fresh grassy way. Flavor at first seems dry and sharp but has slickness medium sweetness almost a tart crisp malt but malty also, great mouthfeel very balanced taste but very hoppy with a perfect bittering that lingers of hop flavor more than the bittering, definalty unique in that it possesses a hop flavor lingering than a bittering,whic is still perfectly bittered in this .Pretty much perfectly balanced.Not heavily ryeish but more great ipa with rye but as it ages im shure the rye will be more pronounced.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nobeerandnotv (12) - eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2012
This beer rocks a hoppy rye beer yes thank you very much sierra! has a nice head with great glass lacing very drinkable the rye shows through the whole drink and the hops leave your tongue begging for more bravo

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Dang, Sierra Nevada, you have this macabre, deep forested darkness on your bottle. And then you pump it with peppered rye and crisp, staunch hops. This brew comes out you like a livid bull. An IPA that is refreshing, accessible yet nomadic, and completely Gothic. Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13272) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle poured a clear tarnished copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of rye, grapefruit, pine and pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, carmel, pine, grapefruit and pepper with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2012
12 oz bottle from Spirits The Spot. Poured a clear orangey brown body iwth lotes of clinging carbonation and a large foamy off whtie head. Aroma started off with a blast of spicey rye notes and citrus and then some wet bread and dustiness settles in. Nice average body with a chewy bite and stronger carbonation with a slight touch of bitterness on the end. Flavor of rye, chocolate malts, older orange meat, old bread. After reading all the praise for this beer I was hoping for more. Good beer but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2012
1/18/12. 12oz bottle. Clear amber pour with a big khaki head that lasts forever and leaves big, webby lacing. A solid dose of hops in the aroma - fruity and citrusy - with caramel and spritzy club soda. Bold fruity hop flavor as well with citrus, hop bitterness, caramel, and a bigger hit of the spicy, bready rye. Tasty!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Upon pouring this beer it left a fingers worth of a off white head and had reasonably good lacing. The color of this beer was perplexing, from different angles it had very different and unique colors. From table level it looked mahogany, from over top it looked slightly red and from an angle it looked more amber in color. Well, whatever color is was it had a beautiful aroma to it. Strong peppery notes mixed very well with sweet citrusy hop notes. From the first sip you can tell you’re drinking a rye beer; the spiciness of the rye added a big kick to the malt and worked very well with this beers hop imparted bitterness. This beer finished very clean and dry on the palate, which left you wanting more.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1179) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Pours clear copper with a large, fluffy white head. Smells both spicy and bitter, a solid malt base supported by a plethora of hops. Tastes spicy from the rye, bitter from the hops, and all around fantastic. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and decent mouth-carbonation, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA finishes with a blend of spicy and bitter that leaves you wanting more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Tasted 1/18/12. 12oz bottle. Pours filtered and deep golden amber. Quickly dissipating bone white head that leaves a nice lacing. Aromas of dark cereal aromas and fresh green hops. Nicely bitter and full bodied. Big malt bill and totally doubles the bitterness of the overall palate. Bitter malts and bitter, grapefruit, tea-like, grassy hops. Great balance through the palate. Sweet berry undertones to off set the tart and tangy and round out the brew. So nice and so drinkable!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snapple2 (12) - Dallas, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Another great beer from Sierra Nevada. Great choice in opting to brew Ruthless Rye IPA over Glissade. IPA’s are hot and this one surely lives up to its name. Great initial hop aroma with some initial bitterness then comes the peppery flavor from the rye. Easily can drink more than 3 at a sitting.


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