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RATINGS: 1445   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobaidan (503) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Pours clear brown with a medium sized head. Aroma is spicy hops with a bit of caramel. Medium in body with lively carbonation. Flavor is fairly dry with just enough sweetness to offset the hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (531) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2012
Pours clear dark copper with a off white head and a nice rye aroma. Has that wonderful earthy rye flavour with a nice strong hop backround. Iím enjoying this beer very much although my favourite rye IPA is still mountain goats rare breed rye.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1056) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Copper pour with a rocky eggshell white head. Aroma is sweet with pine and light citrus hop notes. This one is nearly full-bodied with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is piney and citrusy with a nice sticky, sweet back end. The rye does indeed put a bit of spice into this one. This is one fantastic brew, I must say. Iím a regular drinker of Terrapin Rye and this blows it out of the water. Very refined, I imagine this one will stick around for a long time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2012
12oz bottle. Large beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, spicy/rye, some pine. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, rye, pepper, orange. Light-medium body, fairly clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2012
Draft @ Bishops Arms Savoy, MalmŲ. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Light brown color and a thin, lacing head. Mild hop aroma with flowers. Flavor has dry grain and also dry, floral hops with citrus. A good ipa.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1182) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA has a thick, creamy, off-white head and a mostly clear, copper appearance, with lacing, streaming bubbles, and some fine particulate matter (Iím guessing itís yeast) floating about at the bottom. The aroma is strong, and one gets heavy citrus (grape fruit), sweetness, and some bread, and the taste is mostly citrus, sweetness, and bread. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and the finish is easy-going and mostly dry. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. RJT

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Appearance: amber gold, short off-white head. Aroma: powerful notes of citrus, mainly grapefruit, with hints of a bready malt backbone. Taste: a bit of toasted bread with the barest hint of rye spice, then a crushing wave of grapefruit and resin as the hops kick in. Finish: extremely dry, medium length, and pretty bitter. Notes: Was hoping for a lot more rye heat and spice. To me, just another IPA.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 45į. Color is a big bright gold, nice carbonation and a small tight white head. Aroma is strong, almost stinky concentrated hop scent. It has a lighter medium body that goes down with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor jumps out with big hops of pine sap and citrus then the rye comes in giving it a little bit of spice before ending with a bold bitterness. After taste is cloddy with more pine and citrus. Overall I donít like it all that much, its over hop which overwhelms the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. A deep copper color, but still almost transparent with a finger of head. Great lacing. Big malt smell, the rye is there. Taste starts balanced then malty malt, big rye element so itís not sweet. Thatís followed by a load of hops that breaks up the rye malt with their bitterness. Ends with the bitter on the back of the tongue. Crisp and clean texture. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Itís a heavy hitting rye ale. Must enjoy punishing malt bill and hop profile to like it.


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