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RATINGS: 1388   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (54) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2014
Backlog, had this in fall 2013. Copper clear, one finger thick head, some lacings. Smell is nice, with deep pine, hoppiness, citrus, hints of hay and old clothes. Taste is bitterly hoppy but not overly so. Some hints of spices, citrus and a lingering bitterness, finishes also quit dry. Medium body, average carbo. Kind of sticky texture. There is definitely a battle between the bitterness from the hops and the dryness and light spices from the rye. Works pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (2736) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo. Deep golden color, good foam. Immediate hoppy aromas, pine, some fruitiness and citrus- very light caramel in finish. Medium/full body & high complexity. Good bitterness & balance. Very Enjoyable

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (169) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Full disclosure, I’m in love with Rye beers so my rating might be a bit high: Pours clear amber with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel pine, and that very distinctive rye spice. Flavor is rye, caramel, and a huge hop hit in the finish but it’s not overwhelming. Medium body, average carbonation, a bit bitter finish but quite nice. I love this rye.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slatermcs (57) - - MAR 19, 2014
Great aroma, great coloration, hop forward taste without any bad bitterness. Possibly the best rye IPA I've ever enjoyed. Nuff said

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6415) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
Draught @ Bakgården Både &, Kristiansand
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, orange and hint of rye. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long orange and citrus fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shinskyweiser (25) - - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber. Thick off white head that hangs around a while. Aroma of grapefruit, pepper and cedar. The rye character jumps out first on the palate. It's a nice, earthy spiciness that resembles cedar. Grapefruit, sour apple and floral hops round out the beer. Interesting flavors but the most dominating one is the spicy rye. This beer taste like it was aged on cedar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Sparkling amber,small beige head. Intense bead.Complex nose of malt, rye & hops.Rye spiciness,light malt in back, big bitter hop end

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JimboJones10001 (18) - - MAR 16, 2014
Delicious.Big flavour punch like an imperial IPA without the alcohol kickback, and with nice fruit flavours in the middle. Smooth finish. Great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (264) - - MAR 15, 2014
Tap at 3 squares. Copper with tan white head. Pine smell. Has the ipa elements, but with a slightly unpleasant finish. ruthlessly average.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Lots of stuff to like here, whether it’s the fresh citrus or the dry taste of the rye, you will be sure to be pleased.


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