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RATINGS: 1522   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.


3.7
   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 (419) - 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 (4997) - 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 (1400) - 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 (4342) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a vibrant amber color with an eggshell head with no retention. Smells heavily of tropical fruits, hops, and a little hint of bread. Taste was rather disappointing. No complexity, bitterness up front, sharp rye flavor in the middle with a bland bready finish. Palate was weak and watered down. Sierra really dropped the ball on this one. Stick with founders reds rye pa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (714) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Pours a copper influenced brown which is quite prominent. Spices galore here, with hops plentiful. Grapefruit, ginger, pepper, organic harvest grass, and slight raisin. Feels more like a solid winter brew rather than ushering one into the spring. Another fine product from sierra. This is a very enjoyable drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. Dark brown-ish color with a fluffy head. Good mix between the malts and hops here. Not a ton of citrus notes but still very tasty and enjoyable.


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