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RATINGS: 1485   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle from Parkhill Cellars. Great hoppy beer. Aromas of caramel, grain, and grass. Taste has sweetness to start, with a long-lasting bitter kick. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle: pour is fairly clear, golden Amber, with a nice off white head in this glass. It retains well, with some light lacing as well. The nose probably eclipses the flavor profile. The rye and caramel come through, while the hops reveal florals and mild pine. The flavor profile presents a hop bitterness, with some citrus notes, and piney hops. But it just seems overly simplistic. Dissappointing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Pour form a 12 oz bottle. Reddish amber brew with smaller head. Aroma of citrus, pine, rye. Taste is crisp, bitter, and tart. Citrus, pine, and grass combined iwth the crisp sourness of the rye. Not much malt or sweetness to be found. Rather light but still intense. risp and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle at home, from a case my parents brought back from Vegas for me. First off, I love the label - it has a whole Steven Kingís Dark Tower vibe to it, the agrarian, old-west feel, the darkness of the image, suggesting that woman on the label is gazing out on a barren field, and picturing a long winter whoring herself out to horny stableboys to feed her children through the long cold, winter. Ruthless. Pours hazy deep russet bronze, thick off-white head, lovely lacing. One bonus point applied to appearance, just for how rad the label is. I realize thatís wrong, but Iím doing it anyway. Nose is spicy cheesy citrus hops, which play of the rye earthiness surprisingly well, not detecting tons of complexity here, but if you spend any time at all looking at my ratings, you know I LOVE me some Rye IPA, so while this isnít terribly complex, itís smells as appealing as all get-out! Is the old-westiness of the label bleeding into my rating lingo? Darned tootin! Flavours of spicy rye, and nice PNW hoppiness, lemon, grapefruit, cedar, juniper, rye, and just something lingeringly doughy right at the back. Exceedingly pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
musinj6 (415) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Pours a clear copper with a large creamy light brown head that sustains itself leaving moderate lacing. Moderate to strong citrus and herbal hops with respectable malt backbone that is toasted and nutty. Subtle woody tones. Moderate body with medium carbonation. Medium finish that is primarily bitter. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3504) - Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Strong aroma has a decided overtone of rye with hints of malt and hops and a subtle note of apple. It pours a clear, dark copper with a thick, fluffy, pale cream head that hangs around for a while. Rye flavor has a strong hoppy note and hints of malt and fruit, both apple and grapefruit. Smooth, firm-bodied texture has a good tingle to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Draught at Bishops Arms Savoy, MalmŲ. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of bread, rye, hops and grass. Fruity flavour of bread, rye, hops and grass with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2012
Clear deep amber pour medium carbonation blocky head aromas citrus earthyness but mild the maltiness is also mild flavours grainy bitter is medium smooth caramel malt the grain is very smooth as good if not better than wheat on the palate cracking ipa done with rye good fruit malt tastes lychee pear in there the finish good fruity and malt aftertastes lasting bitter rye a winner lovely ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
12oz bottle from rozis pour is a medium orange and nose is of hops and little else, only after the second sip do I find the rye and then I canít get rid of it which isnít a bad thing as it adds a nice spice to the beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
A nice solid offering from Sierra Nevada, if not a little run of the mill. I donít think they make incredible beers; they make solid beers that are great year round. Aroma was dank green hops with notes of earth and mud. Pour was a nice rustic dark gold with a one finger white head. Taste was very bitter and hoppy. Very earthy with strong bitter hops drying the mouth. The unmistakeable rye flavor stays in the mouth after the finish. Nice carbonation.

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