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RATINGS: 1388   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle. Poured copper with a tan head that settled to a ring and left light lace. Aromas of rye and citrus rind. The flavor found rye, citrus rind, and light malt backing. Medium body and a mild bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gottsacker (5) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 24, 2012 does not count
Bottle in pint glass. Nice overall IPA notes, typical SNB beer. The rye has a nice earthy tone, slight pepper corn. I enjoyed this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jnkor (312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Interesting beer. Aroma is akin to a common IPA, but more earthy. Appearence s a nice copper, but more amber. Taste is the highlight, a mild bitter sweet IPA with n earthy taste. Palate is frothy, and slightly bitter finish, leaving a sour taste. Very nice twist.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightsky (175) - Lutz, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Aroma: a complex aroma, smells more earthy than an IPA Appearance: light brown in color, clear, head is slightly frothy when poured but is then very minimal. Taste: Starts off nutty, then has a medium bitter taste. Palate: Frothy and lively carbonation with a nice bitter finish. I overall loved this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
villacherman (3) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2012 does not count
Keg pour. Amber light coloring. Smooth rye and hop, light mouthfeel. Citrus notes in rye aroma. Light hop finish, but more rye. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pours a clear amber/copper color with a huge tan head...great lacing and retention. Aroma has mild citrus, some earthy/spicy notes, and slight doughy maltiness. Flavor is spicy and piney with mild grapefruit and nice earthy rye notes...slightly bready. Mouthfeel is medium and lively with a very bitter dry finish that lingers nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2012
draft at Blue Monk & Coles, Buffalo NY. Copper penny colored pour. Sharpe earthy hop aroma, weedy, rye. Substantial bitterness, prounonced hop flavor. Hop Rod rye’s little tasty brother. Good stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Tap at Flying Saucer, Sugar Land.
Pours a decent amber with a thin head and a nose of lightly roasted hay and crispy leaves. Flavor is floral hops, toasted rose petals, and a toast finish. Tingly mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Really nice IPA. Super excited about the rye flavor. Served ice cold and this brew had a great head on it and a sweet aroma. Great on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Pours clear and attractive copper with a foamy white head an good lacing. . Nose of citrus on Rye. Medium in body and very smooth in mouthfeel. The flavor is robust with lots of hop and rye, and some spices. A really tasty beer.


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