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RATINGS: 1477   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (648) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pours a dark, copper-brown with minimal head. Floral/hop aromas are rather muted. Flavor is a pleasing combination of the hop bitterness and rye-grain flavor. A more toned-down IPA that’s smooth and not quite as bitter as some. I liked it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 amber color, aroma of rye, grapefruit, taste of lots of spicy rye, grapefruit, toast, dry finish, very good IPA if you like rye

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2244) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2012
[Thanks to MatSciGuy]. 12fl. bottle. Orangish colour with a perfect formation of an off-white head. Nice lacing on the glass and moderate lasting. Aroma is fruity, floral and hoppy. Flavour is from the beginning to the end bittery, dominating floral hops, resins are also present in the aftertaste. Slightly dense on palate. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium. Texture is mld oily.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pours deep amber into the glass, with a wispy head that diminishes, leaving spotty lace. The nose is huge of hops and rye bread. Flavors are of peppering rye and superbly bold bitters. It finishes spicy, with lots of pepper, and has a substantive, yet quaffable, "large" mouthfeel. A bold palate, but well-drinkable, this is a nice take on the IPA. And plus-one for Sierra Nevada for exploring a different side of the whole-cone hop experience. Nice job.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Deep amber with fair head and decent lacing. Nose of aome piney hops and a touch of rye. Nice bready malt in there too. Taste is grapefruit, pine and rye bread.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2680) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle: Light amber pour with a finger of creamy beige head. Sweet citrus aroma indicates lots of sticky wet citrus hops... some caramel, pine, resin. Tastes a lot like SNPA, but with the addition of rye. Some florals stand out and it gets a little dry. Not as hoppy as an IPA could or should be, but more hop profile than most rye beers I can recall. Good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7090) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2012
Draught at the Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Sweden.
Clear deep golden colour with small off-white head. Sweetish fruity bitter aroma with exotic fruits. Bitter fruity hops and malt in flavour. Rye rounds the flavour. Strong bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2078) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
Keg at Euston Tap, London. A dark amber coloured pour with a decent off white head on top. Interesting hoppy, rye aroma. Overwhelming taste of rye, spice, hoppy, citrus fruit, caramel. It’s not a bad IPA but I’m unlikely to seek this one out again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with an amber hue. a blend of citrus and hops on the nose. Taste is a bit lacking compared to the aroma. The rye comes through on the finish. Not bad not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (884) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle. Tons of grapefruit aroma. Pours a clear rusty brown with foamy head. Lots of grapefruit and grains. Some spice and roast malt. Great beer!


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