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RATINGS: 1541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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
OldGrowth (3102) - 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 (2508) - 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 (6134) - 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 (2056) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Split a 12 oz bottle with a friend. Light brown with a very light feel and flavor which allows the hops to pop. I’ll be grabbing some more of this to try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1743) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2012
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Brownish-orange pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of pine needles and wet grass mostly with hints of tangerine. The flavor, while plenty hoppy, is not over-the-top bitterness. The rye, I suppose, offers a nice balance without masking the pine and citrus flavors of the hops. The finish is clean and only then does the bitterness linger for a little while on the tongue. This is a well done IPA.


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