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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle pours dark amber with a thick light tan head. Aromas are floral and a bit of spice. Taste is solid malt backbone with a bit of spice and finish with hop bitterness. Leaves a nice lingering bitter finish. Overall, another solid IPA from SN.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panky (10) - Homestead, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2012
This is a wonderful IPA. I really wasn’t sure what to expect but I had to try it because it was new and the art was exceptional =D This will definately be one of my go-to beers when I need a good, well balanced IPA. It has a nice dark brown color when poured and it doesn’t leave a horrible after taste like some IPA’s. This one is a hit in my book...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1280) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours a rich amber with a thin white head. The aromas are grass, bread. The mouthfeel is dry and bitter with a heavy body, Very nice beer! Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle 2012. Aroma has notes of spicy rye, toasted cereal malts, smokey woods, herbs and citrus hops. Very interesting aroma. Darker amber brown hue with an average sized off-white head that mostly diminished and left great lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is medium/full bodied and oily soft. Overall a wonderful showing from Sierra Nevada. Love the take on a rye IPA and everything about this brew showcases SN quality. Very well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Purchased from D.E.B. (formerly "Liquor Direct") Liquors in Covington, Kentucky - Alright, this one pours a very effervescent golden brew with an off-white head of foam and a delightful peppery wheat aroma. Tastewise, this is one damn good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12140) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear copper with a foamy near-white head. Cat pee, but mild, aroma over rye. Med body. This is superb. Lots of hop and that rye flavor. I’ll go with the description: peppery spice and citrus. Amazing.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
George3200 (6) - - JAN 14, 2012 does not count
The greatest beer I’ve had in a while. I am a huge fan of rye alcohol. Aroma was citrusy. Appearance is rustic brown with a tiny head. The taste is nice rye spice with a good whole cone hops citrus. the palate is parallel to the torpedo from sierra nevada. Overall I am a fan.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zeswaft (1446) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Not a huge fan. The rye is so pervasive. A tangy, copper, spice flavor that i can’t get past. Seems well crafted and if you like rye this is probably up your alley but not my cup of tea.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2885) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Very nice clear amber with a white head. The aroma had some pine and citrus as well as some sweet malt. The flavor was hop heavy and peppery. The finish is dry and crisp.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1468) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours a light brown with little to no head. Heavy signature Sierra Nevada signature hop profile in the nose. Bracingly bitter on the tounge. Nice hop zing with the extra bite of the rye puts this one over the top. Excellent.


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