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RATINGS: 1516   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.


trujahwarrior's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2013
On tap, pours an amber color with a thick white head that leaves awesome lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, caramel and rye bread. Tastes of all the same things I mentioned in smell. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with medium carbonation. Overall this is a solid ipa with a nice rye flavor added. Sierra Nevada know how to use hops perfectly.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (548) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle - from sampler pack. Deep copper color, clear. clean aroma with some malt and hops. Pretty good. Very hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeinAle (95) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Deep aroma, layered bread, grass, roast caramel. Dark pour, minimal head. In the flavor, well pronounced bitters, rye, piney citrus. Medium full body. Well delivered experience!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1113) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. A: Caramel color with a foamy off-white head that clings to the side of the glass. Lacing. N: Toffee in the nose, peppercorn right behind. Biscuit and rye bread loaves. Pine and earth. Some grapefruit citrusy and juuuust a touch of pineapple from the hops. More damp fall leaves. T: Moderately sweet - more bready, and a solid amount of balancing bitterness. M: Medium body, foamy, prickly carbonation, touch of alcohol burn (though that might be the hops). O: A very good rye IPA. The hops and the grain complement each other very well, and I will be happy to go back to the box I bought to have the reset of these. Good show.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1154) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Pretty nice rye pa. Reddish brown. Caramel, malty, roasty, with nice dose of rye spice and lasting bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
butter14 (8) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2015 does not count
Strong hop aroma, cloudy amber colored appearance. Strong rye flavor balanced by West Coast hop bill. Strong velvet body from the rye is present, heavy lacing, moderate carbonation levels. Overall delicious, sets the bar for Rye IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
terefere (255) - Durham, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours ruby red, clear, creamy head. Aroma: bread, nuts, caramel, citrus. Taste: roasty, woody, fruity sweetness, sprce, caramel, spices.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (416) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at Home. Pours dark copper, thick fluffy off white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is lightly piney hops, grainy, a bit of spice from the rye. Taste is lightly bitter, spicy rye flavors, mild caramel sweetness. Hops bring faint pine and citrus flavors. The rye dominates the subtle hop fllavors, but the hoppy bitterness is still there. Medium body, high carbonation. It’s a good beer, but not the best Sierra Nevada IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgf001 (175) - München, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2015
Aromas of dough, caramel, floral. Clear Amber with off white head that lingers. Flavors of malt, caramel, resin, spice, citrus, spruce. Resiny mouthfeel. Dry Resiny finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (129) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2015
from 12oz bottle, variety pack, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: Rye, malty sweetness, american/citrus hops

Appearance: amber, clear, off white head

Taste: light sweet, medium bitter

Palate: medium body, sticky texture, bitter dry finish

Overall: Nice Rye IPA. Good balance with malts and hops. Bitter but not overpowering. Peppery/spicy on lips. Nice finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (970) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Hearty brew for the style. Tastes a little like soil, trees, bark and bread. Maybe a yeasty component. Heavy on the rye even for a rye beer. Some hops but not sure how bitter it is.


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