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RATINGS: 1543   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Pours clear dark orange with a tight soapy off white head that fades to a foamy film and sticky lacing. Aroma is gentle bitter hops caramel and cracked pepper. Taste is nice bitter hops that come off with citrus, pine some grapefruit and finishes with some caramel and cracked pepper crackers. Palate is medium and crisp with some creamy textures and finishes dry. Solid brew!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on January 15th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper.
Aroma: Aroma is of light rye.
Taste: Nice bitterness, some rye.
Palate:Medium light body, short aftertaste.

Summary: Solid for the style, glad addition to the lineup but nothing out of this world.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3123) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet and sharp. Citrus on the orange side . Rye toast. Clean orange copper color. Small head minor lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, Bittersweet finish. Damn good rye. Aroma has bite great flavor. Nice bite on finish. A winner.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours a copper color with white lacing. Aroma is grassy hops. Taste is breaded malt with an earthly hop bitterness. Smooth texture. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours a lovely amber color a fluffy white head that laces. Nose is tons of juicy citrus hops, some sweet malts, baked bread and rye spice. Sweet caramel malt entry followed by some orange blossom honey and spice that leads to a slightly bitter citrus finish. Pretty delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2528) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle. So is this a specialty graibn or an IPA? Its a combo of both to me. Light flavor, foamy head, not overpowering, easy drinking with some pepper, spice and hops. Well ballanced. Excellent

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle: Pours a cloudy orange with a large persistent off-white head, aroma has pine and peppery spice, starts and ends bitter with a crisp ending, medium bodied with playful carbonation. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
The beer pours a reddish-amber color with an off-white head. The rye really stands out in the aroma, but there is also a little bit of pine and some biscuit malt notes. The flavor also has a lot of rye in it. I also get some orange and pine from the hops, as well as a little bit of biscuit and bread from the malt which keeps the bitterness low to medium. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours a beautiful clear dark amber with a thin off white head. Smells of citrus and slight hops. Tastes as you would expect a good rye-pa, and it is smooth too. The only negative might be a slightly dry aftertaste that is just a tiny bit dirty. But beyond that...this is a great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (2075) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2012
12oz bottle pours out in the traditional Sierra Nevada color of a dark amber with an off white foamy head with plenty of lacing. The aroma is of hops and the spiciness of the rye. Incredible flavor. The rye is matched perfectly throughout the glass. That spicy intenseness Ishtar plain wonderful. Yetyou can still taste the hops and medium maltiness. Wonderful flavor.


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