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RATINGS: 1527   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
Tap at RNH. Amber pour topped by a tight off-white head. The aroma is quite lovely. Lots of fresh bracing hops along with a bit of chinook like pinyness. Assertive bitterness with a little bit of pink grapefruit rounding out the back. Rye is just barely there but adds a little something. Nice and fresh with a lovely balance. Lingering bitterness on the finish. Nice stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8377) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle, 12 fl oz, at Rotary Pub, Göteborg, on March 30, 2012
Clear copper color, big off-white head. Hoppy, citrus scent. Sweet, alcohol, bitter, fruity, hoppy taste. Alcohol and bitter aftertaste. Smooth low co2 mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1130) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
~Spicy grainy aroma, strong rye and citrusy pine. ~Pours a clear copper color with big rocky white. ~Spicy rye grain flavor with citrusy and woody hops. ~Medium bodied, medium CO2, Lingering spicy finish. ~Normally don’t care too much for rye beers. This one is enjoyable. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2012
Clear copper body, offwhite head. Aroma has lots of medicinal hops and some spicy bread. Flavour tends to go more to toasty german bockish direction. Sweet and green grass hops, fruity and spicy. Soft smooth mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2256) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours copper with a large, lasting head. Nose shows tropical fruit, with overt passionfruit alongside peach and green apples. Faint spicy, bready notes underneath. Unfortunately the fruit fades pretty quickly to be replaced by pine and grassy hops. Very hoppy flavours, but nowhere near as much tropical fruit, more focussed on pine and grapefruit. Underneath is more spicy, bready notes, followed by an aggressive, sharp bitterness. Could use a bit more carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
islay (1462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2012
12 oz. bottle. 2012 edition. I have had several from the six-pack prior to this across the last couple of months. Tart, dry aftertaste features caramel and apple scents. Pours a clear copper with a moderate amount of uneven, cream-colored head. Produces good, long-lasting lacing. Spicy, floral flavor features a pepper element. Booze noticeable. Tastes exactly like the rye-IPA cross that it is. Dry throughout, especially in the finish. Long, dry, peppermint-y aftertaste. Sharp, lively, and smooth in the palate. Thirst-quenching and refreshing. This is my kind of beer. It’s very tasty and strong across the board; well-made and without flaws.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Pours a hazy iced tea brown with a pillowy ecru head that deposits sticky lace upon the glass. The nose is a spicy/critic blend of rye and PNW hops. On the light side of medium-bodied, the palate transitions from fine, tongue-tickling carbonation to a spicy/bitter finish. The rye hits hard up-front, in the flavor profile, and it hangs on throughout. While the C-hops try to push forward, they never take front-stage. I like most of the RyePAs that I’ve tried, where the rye note in them is generally more of a spicy accent to a traditional IPA. Here it adds a dominant pepper/spicy character to the beer that deemphasizes the hop contributions to the flavor. I like it, but I think I prefer my RyePAs to lean more on their hop contributions .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3914) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle: Poured a hazy brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma is malty, rye/spices, and some hop. Taste is up front mix of rye and hops but soft malts that give it a balanced finish. Very drinkable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (541) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2012
(bottle) Mostly clear copper body with a big off-white head that recedes and forms a stiff peak, leaving thick lace on the glass. Aroma of wheat, slight orange peel, spice, some yeast, light sweet malt, grass, faint floral notes, and some fruit (pear, grape, apple). Medium body, a little oily, some carbonation but not much. Flavor has that usual Rye character; pepper, strong hop bitterness is good and never over powers (though it is strong) a light but underlying malty caramel sweetness; musty. Long bitter finish. Some metallic-ness in the aftertaste, though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2012
Nose is like laying in a meadow that had a bushfire last summer and is just starting to sprout again. Pours amberlicious with a fluffy, strong head. Flavour is bitter and dry with gentle saltiness. Medium long finish with fat resins, shy sugars and sweetly flowing umbrous malts. The rye adds if not depth then clarity to the flavour and drags you back for more. And more. And more. Ruthless indeed.


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