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RATINGS: 1483   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.


kdm1984's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (699) - Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Deep copper appearance with sizable head and great lacing at first, although it disappears rather quickly. Aroma is very piney at first, but then the spicy rye really stands out, and grapefruit blends well with the rye after a few minutes to create quite the aromatic whiff. Flavor follows suit - starts out pretty piney, but then the rye kicks in, and finally the grapefruit. Strong, but ultimately well-balanced with three different levels of taste, none of which overwhelms the other.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated base on notes taken 21 Feb 2013 -- This is a nice combination of earthy hops and spicy malt flavor. I dig it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Tastes like a spice and has a nice hopped up flavor. Great taste and color overall. Nice label too.

2.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (380) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
no aroma at all. hazy ruby red body, foamy creamy head. really yeasty and hoppy, not somthing id want to endure again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1433) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Aroma: floral hops, resin, bread and rye. Appearance: clear amber, small, frothy, beige head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: pine, resin bitters intensify, grass. Overall: interesting IPA, intense tree flavours. Bottle from The Bottle Shop, Bermondsey.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
12oz bottle - Not entirely sure this is a step up from their seasonal Glissade bock or not. It’s a nice rye ale, but it really lacks the hop aromas and flavors that are normally associated with a Sierra Nevada beer, which generally should have a showing of hops. A light earthy/musty character comes out at first, then some subtle grassy notes show up. Flavor is defenitely a showcase of the rye, with the spicy/tartness showing up loud and clear. The herbal/piney hops used also helps support the rye quite well. Overall, a nice beer at a good price. Not sure I would buy this on a regular basis over the SNPA as a regular drinker or not. But a nice beer to show what rye can do in the malt bill.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1630) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle hand drawn monkey Huddersfield. Red amber hazy thin head. Aroma is rye caramel fruits taste same some pine very dry hoppy bitters. Decent body prickly carbonated. Good stuff. 2014 edition

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Outlaw_Si (16) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Lovely beer. Seemed like the Pale Ale on steroids. Lovely depth of flavour, great malt balance with nice piney, resiny hops coming through. Some citrus. Medium-low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiMuBai (185) - - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a golden amber. Fluffy off-white head. Average aroma, at best. Sweet malt on the front end with a full bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorgosh (271) - - OCT 9, 2014
Det finns stunder som man vill stanna tiden och analysera vad det egentligen var som hände just där och då. Just Sierra Nevada har vanligtvis en förmåga att få stopp på jordens rotation för några korta sekunder. I fallet Ruthless handlar det dock snarare om minuter, eller rent av timmar, som krävs för bena ut komplexiteten, balansen och briljansen. Vem ska kunna överträffa det här?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whoisghost (78) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
Great amber colour with thick golden brown head. Very slight aroma - rye with sweet fruity hops. Big flavour. An abundance of big fruity and citrus hops, rye present but hops are the dominant here. Quite sweet upfront but with a big bitter punch at the end. Thick syrupy density with an almost over the top carbonation, almost. Overall good but not great nor unique.


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