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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 Ė 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2012
This oneís a beaut! Very much a typically IPA... hoppy, floral to the nose. Pretty darker gold hue with almost creamy bubbles. Then the rye becomes apparent with aggressive roasty, toasty notes with spicy clove/anise/smoky tones. Very good IPA style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1333) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle from Woodmans in the Falls. Pours orange brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruit, flowers, caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, rye, citrus. Finishes sweet with some rye. Solid and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1000) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2012
From a 355ml bottle on 22/3/2012 (2012 edition). Pours a relatively clear light amber with a biggish head. Has a lovely citrusy, resiny, hoppy aroma. Thereís some sweet orange and caramel malt at the start, but this is dominated by spicy, peppery bitterness, which lingers long. The rye gives this one a real peppery twist, but there is sufficient balance to make it both notable and very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2012
On tap at multiple locations over the last couple months, most recently Sushi Love, Durham. Nice, clean copper pour with a silky head and vibrant carbonation. Well made, understated IPA with a terrific balance of hops and rye in the nose and flavors both. Playful carbonation brings out some zesty citrus, which contrasts nicely with the moderate spice from the rye on the palate. Not especially complicated, perhaps, but distinctive and damn refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2012
Clear amber red body with mainly lasting head. Pepper, rye and some citrus on the nose. Rye is prominent in the taste, needs more hops for me though, easily drinkable just not ruthless enough for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13521) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Draught at Clark Street Ale House. Clear dark amber - white head. Nice hoppy. Rye. Spicy malty. Lovely high bitterness. Roasted. Citrus. Grape fruits. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wasabi1200 (15) - Montana, USA - MAR 20, 2012
She pours with less head than Iíd expected but itís a beautiful beer - amber with deep reds. It looks to me like bubbles in a clear whiskey. Itís a lightly sweet but heavily bittered beer that trails across the palate like itís plugged in and I love that. Ruthless Rye is a spicy, floral-infused but sharply brewed pint of awesomeness that became the perfect finale to a short, pleasantly warm winter here in Montana. Cheers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle. Clear coppery brown pour with a foamy beige head that lasts well. Spicy, malty nose has notes of juniper, pepper, caramel, pine and nuts. Flavour is a little thin and watery, and is a little more earthy, but is essentially the same as the aroma with the pepper, pine and caramel standing out. Mouthfeel is fairly dry with lots of soft carbonation and a lingering spicy, bitter finish. Nice enough IPA, not a lot of noticeable input from the rye and probably not one I would drink many of, but still an ok brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (208) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2012
This one has a slightly bready nose with a tiny undercurrent of caramel and a little grass. The taste has that usual hoppy taste with a strong grapefruit flavour that rips down the middle of your tongue. In contrast, thereís an unfocused flavour which spreads across the whole tongue - is it the rye? Frankly I donít know what rye tastes like, but I can say that itís pretty rough, but funnily enough thatís not necessarily a bad thing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (593) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Light walnut color with a pillowy off-white head. Aroma is herbal, earthy hops and peppery grain. Flavor is big piney hops up front and rye spice fading into a creamy malt background. Long finish of piney, earthy bitterness. Medium to full bodied with a creamy palate and moderate carbonation.


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