ExpendableHero (723) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange/copper colored beer with a slightly off-white head. Extremely powerful aromas of pine/spruce. Tastes of fresh cut grass, pine/spruce flavors, some wheat, and a peppery aftertaste. Very dry, bitter finish. Ruthless indeed, a bit too strong on the hops for me. Still quite good.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Name: Ruthless Rye
Date: January 13, 2012
Appearance: clear deep copper, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, pale and crystal malt sweetness, citrus and floral hops
Flavor: dry spicy flavor, dry caramel malt, floral hops, touch of citrus, spicy rye, light bitterness, just a hint of balancing sweetness
Name: Ruthless Rye
Date: January 15, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Score: 3.2 to 4.0
Appearance: crystal clear copper, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: huge citrus aroma, in your face, nothing like the subtlety of the bottle, caramel sweetness, nice peppery spicyness
Flavor: big sweet caramel flavor, lots of citrus, light peppery spicyness, toasted malt
Overall: is this the same beer?
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
williamherbert (1197) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is (naturally) spicy rye malts, like finished wood. The and perfumey hops really work well together here. Hops are orange peel citrus -- that’s the formula that seems to work for these beers.
The appearance is reddish-orange (average), with a big crown of lace. Thick head, looks fantastic, with excellent head retention.
Flavor is peppery, spicy malts. The hops aren’t as bright here as in the flavor. Much more of a woody character in the flavor.
The palate is creamy, if a little slick at the end. The oils of the hops seem to wash up on the tongue. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma, but it’s a strong, nicely-flavored beer.
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from the new 12oz bottle - This is one tasty beer. Nose is lovely floral hops with a whiff of grain. The body is sweet peaches and minty rye. Touches of grain and caramel round things out. Will definitely be getting more of this.
Porterguy41 (19) - - FEB 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A nice copper color and thick head, I found the aroma to lighter than expected, overall a very good brew.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a beautiful copper color with a dense two finger pancake that sticks. Mild aromas of spicy citrus rind and sweet malt. Medium full nectar with excellent carbonation creating a creamy mouthfeel. Full on hop spice with a balancing malt backbone. A bit of fresh baked biscuit is noticeable. There is a defined spicy character that shines through. Nice beer.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper with large off-white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, funk. Rye is much more obvious in the flavor to compliment piney hoppiness. Not a bad beer.
robzilla (86) - - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is citrus, grapefruit and earthy. Pretty dry with a bit of of rye spice. Meduim body. It tasted as I expected. Nice rye PA
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pouts a copper/amber color with a foamy white head. Nose is rye, grassy hops. Palate is full, firm, medium carbonation, light film, nice texture. Flavors of dry grassy hops, biscuits with a dryness and a light rye aftertaste.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured copper with a tan head that settled to a ring and left light lace. Aromas of rye and citrus rind. The flavor found rye, citrus rind, and light malt backing. Medium body and a mild bitterness.