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RATINGS: 1503   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.


Kroney's rating

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kroney (160) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Smells like a really good rye bread right out of the oven... and has a good hop forward initial taste, but it really lacks the complexity of other Rye IPAs. A good beer for Sierra Nevada, but not in the same league as a true craft/micro Rye IPA. And for $9.99/6er, its a bit over priced for the quality.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (563) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Pour a dark gold with an off white head. Moderate hop, spice and malt in the aroma and taste. Nicely done.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bork (367) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Balance best describes this brew. Everpresent bitterness that never goes overboard, some roughness from the rye. A shame this one is not made year round.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1219) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a clear effervescent golden color with a foamy head. The aroma is malty and the taste is strong very peppery flavor that resonates bitter on the palate

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadShaolin (57) - - FEB 25, 2015
Foamy khaki head, peppery sort of gym rope citrus smell. Creamy and malty. Spicy rye flavor with a citrusy hop bitterness. There are two parts to this beer. Front palate does not harmonize as well as the back palate. Unique beer and always solid SN ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (897) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a dark amber color with an off white head and some lacing. Aroma of strong rye and spices with an equally strong hop presence. Flavour of peppery rye, assertive citrusy bitterness, turning more of a herbal citrus pithy bitterness towards the finish. Superior beer, my fave from SN.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (773) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 18, 2015
Clear copper amber, cream head Aromatic hops, citruses, sweet caramel, toffee, tropical fruit Nice aftertaste, bitter sweet ending Malts, hay, hops, herbaceous, bitter caramel

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomasus (256) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12 FL. OZ. Bottle. Pours a nice amber with a lovely head of just off white foam. Aroma: caramel, bread, cereal, resin, dough, barnyard, cheese, cooked vegetables, nice. One of the nicest palates I’ve had from an IPA: medium body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, very little stickiness, and a long lingering gently bitter finish. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bennetporter (149) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pours a copper from a bottle. Nose is some piney hoppiness, some caramel. Flavor is not as pronounced as I would have hoped on the rye, just another IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrMeadMan (23) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Nice spicy aroma. Ever so slightly hazy with a rich orange color. Resinous flavors and nice hoppiness combine to produce a bitter brew but overly so. Good carbonation and mouth feel levels. Though I am not partial to ryes in general, this one doesn’t over play the rye and it rates highly for it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
X (36) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
This is a sharply bitter brewski. Fans of bitter brews will love this one. Uh, that would be me. I am an expert on what I like. Seriously.


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