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RATINGS: 1522   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2012
bottled. pours light amber brown with minimal off white head. aromas of spruce, resin but they are subdued aromas. flavor is mild to moderate bitterness, sweetness is present as well. medium bodied, with smooth mouth feel. lasting bitterness with sweetness. decent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (603) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
Smells strong, tastes strong. I like it. I picked up on two distinct tastes in each sip. Up front it’s malty and rich, but the finish is spicy and bitter and, well, ruthless. The bitterness at the end has a very distinct grapefruit kind of thing going on, and it’ll get your attention. Each sip has been as full-bodied as the one before.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7499) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle. Oh thank you Sierra Nevada for not letting me down! I needed a redemption beer after two big fat FAILURES from two new Arizona micros. This fantastic beer pours medium amber with. Light golden head that leaves delicate lace. The aroma is a full-on hop assault, with tons of fresh white grapefruit, guava, and lime. Given some time, a sweet barley candy note sneaks in. The palate is much the same, very hop-dominant, lots of citrus, some perfumey juniper, with sweet malts underlying it all. In a blind tasting there is no way I could pick out any rye character here, but that doesn’t diminish my enjoyment of this delicious brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (901) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 7, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a large two inch, foamy, tan head that lasts a while. Taste is of pine, citrus, rye, roasted malt, caramel and hops. Similar aroma. The body is slightly oily and the finish is a touch dry and bitter. Easy to drink, satisfying and enjoyable. Worth picking up again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NICKV1117 (23) - California, USA - APR 7, 2012
This has now become one of my favorite seasonal brews. Spice aroma with a full taste of hops, citrus and spices. Excellent with just about anything. Enjoying it this Easter with the family.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerOtter (12) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
I like having this beer in my imported english pub glass. I personally think that this beer is good with red meats and enjoyed on late evenings. I love pale ales and I have tried quite a few. Alot of them I have not been happy with like Bass Pale Ale; for something that suppose to be so old taste so ’commercialized’. I highly recommend this to anyone that loves a beer that has a bold taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
On tap it had a nice amber color. Aroma of some pine and floral notes. Mild bitterness on the taste along with some resin. It had a nice finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2406) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep yet clear coppery maple color with a large foamy light cream colored head. Aroma of tangy citrus, jewish rye bread and bitter hops. Taste of tangy citrus, rye and bitter hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3988) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a brownish amber with a nice biege head. Aroma of pine, grass, and spices. Taste is sweet malt, piney hops, caramel, citrus, and spices. Well balanced. Nicely done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2012
Bottle from Nina’s. Pours a beautiful amber colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of rye, pine, caramel and pineapple. A great rye flavour gives way to pineapple and grapefruit hop characters. Nicely bitter with fairly heavy carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. This is lovely and my favourite abv also : )


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