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RATINGS: 1525   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4583) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours bronze with a rocky beige head. The aroma has lots of spicy rye, toasty malt, spicy/grapefruit hops and some rustic earthy/woodiness. Medium clean body that is slightly rough and has moderately sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of spicy rye, dry toasty malt, grapefruit/earthy hops and a dryness that makes it seem like rye crackers were crumbled in it. The finish adds a piny aspect and almost a pine cone sort of harshness (in a good way). There is a lingering rye spice, spruce and grapefruit rind. Great beer from Sierra Nevada.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (971) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Big malty piney aroma with a small hint of vanilla. Pours a beautiful amber with an incredibly thin foamy top. Taste is a huge, thick malt with a nice bitter, hoppy background. Thick, crisp taste filled with flavorful caramel malts and leafy hops. Overall, a bold, full-bodied beer with a ton of rich malty flavor coushioned by a pleasant hoppy bitterness. I’d give this an A+ rating, another solid cold one by Sierra Nevada.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2012
A great copper body with a off-white to bone color hear that had mild retention and no lace. Aroma had nice spicy malt notes and good balance from both citrus hops and pine hops. Flavor had a nice caramel malt presence initially and the nice pungent flavor from rye came through. Hops had a great bitterness to it. Some citrus but mostly pine. A well balanced beer that was smooth in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Dark amber color with big floral smell. Loaded with a rye flavor and just enough pine-grassiness to compliment the hoppiness. I nice IPA that won’t blow out your tastebuds. This confirms in my taste that Sierra Nevada is the most dependable among the big, nationally distributed craft brewers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTron (420) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Yet another stellar brew fron SN. I love rye beers and this one is no exception. Pours a clear amber/copper with a minimal yet never dissipating head. Aroma of some dirty hops(in a good way). Smells very earthy and alive. Tastes very much the same with some spicy notes and a lingering stickiness after it goes down. Very well made brew that I would like if they made this a year around instead of seasonal brew like the Torpedo. CHEERS!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Exceptionally clear copper body with medium sized, foamy, near white head. The aroma has a lot of spicy, floral, earthy hops, with some citrus, bread, and rye. Clean start with spicy hops fading in. Becomes bitter and citrusy, then finishes out with a wave of rye. Very tasty stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bronzan (130) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Very hoppy with definite citrus notes as well. Peppery, medium taste. Not too heavy, not too bitter. Average carbonation and a fairly abrupt finish. This could be a new favorite from Sierra Nevada.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Deep amber with a small cream head. Nose is fresh hops, rye, light grain, and more hops. Great on the palate, flavors are heavy on the rye, bitter hops, light fruits, and a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1419) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2012
A medium copper-colored brew. Good carbonation. Hoppy-spice aromas. Flavor is very nice. Good spicy malts from the rye. Well-hopped. Good sweetness. Nice bitter balance too. Finishes with lingering pepper notes. Well made.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4351) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Short 12oz bottle. Clear, copper color, khaki foam. Perfect lacing. Aroma of citrusy, resin hops and fruity spicy rye grains. Tongue curling hop bitterness, earthy and citrus rind bitterness. Sweet malt, heavy backbone, sticky texture carries a bit of spiciness. A hint of black pepper character in the end. Soo, easy to drink. Sierra Nevada has NEVER done better!


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