JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Theis (13903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Clark Street Ale House. Clear dark amber - white head. Nice hoppy. Rye. Spicy malty. Lovely high bitterness. Roasted. Citrus. Grape fruits. Nice.
wasabi1200 (15) - Montana, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
She pours with less head than I’d expected but it’s a beautiful beer - amber with deep reds. It looks to me like bubbles in a clear whiskey. It’s a lightly sweet but heavily bittered beer that trails across the palate like it’s 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.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
LesArgen (234) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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, there’s an unfocused flavour which spreads across the whole tongue - is it the rye? Frankly I don’t know what rye tastes like, but I can say that it’s pretty rough, but funnily enough that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
twindadplus2 (611) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jandd1983 (2846) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a deep copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of citrus hops with some rye spice. The flavor was citrus up front with the rye spice making up the aftertaste with a slight sweetness.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep rusty red/orange with a billowy white head, great lacing all the way down.
The aroma is a little earthy, with some sweetness, defiantly some fruity hop aromas.
I defiantly pick up the rye in the flavor, hints of tobacco, with a bitter hop finish. Pretty light body with a modernity high carbonation.
BeerCast_Rich (1896) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[355ml bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds] Pours dark amber brown, decent white head but fades to a thin lacing. Sweet fruit on the nose from the hops - the rye comes out on the flavour. Fruity hop first, then spicy pepper finish, bitter, bready, and very earthy. Lots of spicy rye on the finish