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RATINGS: 1541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


BBB63's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle and served in my ye olde SN pint glass (this is my third bottle so I guess I should rate this now...) : Pours a clean coppery hue with a rocky frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of PNW piney, citric, dank and peppery hop esters along with some rye bread, biscuit, and slight lactic presence. The taste is much more straight forward DIPA than a rye beer, heavy on the citric twang and pine needles. Very earthy and slightly metallic along with a punch of pepper and clove. The rye does make an appearance towards the finish but do not expect the flavor profile of a herbal beer here... this is all about the hops. The mouth feel is sprite and aggressive, a tad metallic and boozy. Perhaps too much to be something I would want to drink more than one of in a session. Overall I like this brew but do wish the rye component was more forceful and I do wish this showed less of that "SN yeast profile". That said, my other three bottles will not be going to waste.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (928) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 30, 2016
Bottle from Bradleys. Deep amber with a soapy head. Aroma of lemon, pine and earth. Starts with citrus hops with rye grain behind it giving a very dry, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (743) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is piney, citrus, earthy things. A mildly grassy, earthy and peppery IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3430) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2016
On Tap at Bier:Thirty Clear deep redish amber with a thin soapy tan head and lacing. Rich woody malts and a biting rye bitterness. Not of lot of hoppy IBUs but decent balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a dark amber color. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, and grass. Flavor like grapefruit, with a nice clean finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (756) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2016
Interesting beer. Dry, yet fruity. Dark but light. Rye, citrus, hops. Medium bodied, enjoyable beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (613) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Aroma: citrus, rye, earthy Appearance: amber with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
epim3 (2) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 20, 2016 does not count
Trying it for the first time. Love the taste smell and color. A must try won’t be disappointed

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (461) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Pours a medium copper color with a average head. Lots of tiny bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass continuing to build the head from beneath. Aroma of hay and malts. Aroma is a bit more muddled than the crisp, clear aroma of many IPAs. A bit more body and malt flavor to this one than I would have expected. Not super hoppy but it does have a bit of bitterness. Nice mouth feel. Kind of an odd beer in my mind, but yummy nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15545) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Gravity cask at the Torpedo Room, Berkeley, 29/01/16. Rich amber topped with a decent off white covering. Nose is toasted malt, candied fruit peel, caramel, earthy hop, fruit cake. Taste comprises mellow fruits, hint of spice, bread dough, orange peel, caramel malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hoppy back notes at the curtain call m Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (905) - Delaware, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Tan/amber appearance, nice but nothing remarkable. Faint aroma of rye, citrus and hops. Taste is balanced.. not a ton of rye, but it’s there.. citrus hops.


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