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RATINGS: 1556   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1286) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, deep amber with a small beige head. Strong aroma of rye with some citrusy hops in the background. Flavor is hoppy and full with a moderately strong and peppery rye component, which gives way to a dry, tarty finish with some lingering alcohol and malt stickiness. This will be a regular in my fridge.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
Love it! Very much like their regular IPA. Bright brass colored with a thick and rocky head. All the usual aroma of citrus and pine with a li’l sumpin’ extra, a grainy kind of spiciness - ginger and nutmeg, but not in a holiday beer kind of way. Flavor is mostly hops and then bitter hops, just barely enough malt to keep up, then that spicy-grainy flavor in the finish. Could use more rye flavor for the style. And a little more carmel malt to counter the hops, but what do you expect from SN? Still, this is a flavor bomb.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (2053) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle- Pours a rusty/ copper color with a good head and nice lacing. Aroma of hops citrus and grain, primarily rye. There is also a bit of fruit sweetness in the background. Starts with a good bitterness with a nice touch of rye. There is a bit of fruit and spice that lurks in the background and a clean finish. Fairly light body, smooth and refreshing. the blend of the rye and hops is not overpowering but provides a robust feel. Easy drinker, much better than I expected. Another solid offering from the brewer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
Pretty much just a dry IPA. You can catch a hint of the rye in the aftertaste, but nothing special in aroma...starts of grapefruity - plenty of citrus and good hop flavor...nothing, however, that really stands out. Probably wouldn’t have even really noticed the rye if it weren’t in the name. A decent IPA, but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2012
The best thing about this beer was the aroma. I was expecting more, but sadly this beer was just not that great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 24, 2012
(Bottle (2012) from Tully’s) Pours amber, mostly clear. Bit of a coppery hue. Three fingers of off-white, lightly amber head. Mouthfeel full, smooth, thick, a touch pebbly. Sticky, weepy, broken lacing. Aroma of fresh pineapple-citrus, grapefruit and pine over lighter caramel and vanilla. Flavor of citrusy and lightly piney hoppiness over rye, caramel and vanilla. Love the graininess of the rye, works very well with everything here. Great IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
sawbuck (633) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
beautiful color...nice hoppy bite...rye flavor is balanced. thought it might be al little stronger though.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjacobs445 (7) - Rolla, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2012 does not count
Can’t really smell right now. Giving it an average aroma score until I can try this again. Appearance i s a hazy/cloudy golden brown with a tint of orange. Patchy white/tan foam. Taste is hoppy and bitter obviously, but not that overpowering. Light body and very bubbly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
This poured a dark amber to ruby color with a beige head. Aroma was grassy and citrusy hops, with nice rye spice in there too. The rye flavor really coems through nice in the taste, to blend with the bitter hops, but agian like all SN IPAs, too much bitterness and not enough hop flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2012
Light amber body under a rocky tan head, good retention. Big nose of dark grains and a twinge of citrus cascade hops. Floral and slighted roasted taste, quite bitter finish on the sides of the tongue. Think bubbily palate but has a real presence, very long finish. Beautiful!!


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