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RATINGS: 1559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Yeast: Ale yeast
Bittering Hops: Nugget
Finishing Hops: Chinook, Citra, Equinox
Malts: Two-row Pale, Rye, Caramel, Chocolate

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3.4
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is citrus hops and caramel malts. Taste is citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone to balance it. Didn’t get much rye but it didn’t detract from the beer. Very enjoyable.

3.9
elihapa (1553) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2/4/12 notes: Bottle. Pours clear, tarnished orange with nice white head. Beautiful. Aroma is pungent rye and sourdough, floral hops, cracked pepper. Flavor smacks of hops initially, with pine following along with perception of a taught, dry body. Well integrated, flavor-forward with a hop/rye-tea clarity of flavor. Very good.

3.7
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Poured clear copper with light tan frothy head . Faint floral, citrus, toast aroma. Flavor a nice pine, spicey hop flavor that,has a medium body and finishes quickly with a bitter toasted malt. Reallt easy to drink clean ipa i would get it again !

3.6
ttutony (920) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Dark copper color. Aroma of citrus and resiny hops. Slight spiciness, overall nice balance.

4.5
andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed prior to a long work trip out of the country. Appearance a dark caramel amber with a very rich, frothy white head that laces to the glass, looks decadent. Aroma is a nice, vibrant hoppy citrus, mixed with a present, subdued, but potent toasted malt and that aroma that goes along with whole cone hops, a bit of pine. Taste is really freaking good, tastes really fresh, enamle-ripping bitterness, I’m not completely familiar with the rye aspect, but there is a spice that I’m sure is attributed to it. Also, a nice bready flavor to it. There’s a lot going on, it could be a sipper but can also be easy drinking. This is an awesome and intense IPA.

4
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle, pours a light head, a light bit dark in colour, taste is quite nice, bitter. The rye is in the finish and overall it was quite drinkable

3.7
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours an amber brown with 2 fingers of off white head that laces nicely. Nose and taste are very bitter to me. There is definitely a big array of tastes, so much so I actually think I will like this beer more in a couple months once the hops fade a bit.

3.4
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Poured into a snifter, I must say that this is one remarkably pretty looking beer. The hue is a beautiful deep orangeish-red, almost a rust color. The head is large, tight, billowy on top, and leaves great lacing on the glass. That is damned near one of the most perfect looking glasses of beer I’ve ever gazed upon.

Now there are grassy smelling beers, then there is this... my goodness this is grassy. It’s not the lush sweet springtime freshly mowed lawn grassy either... this is the middle of summer a bunch of the grass is half dead and a good bit of your lawn has got some nasty weeds you know you can forget about for four days once you’ve obliterated the visible part of them with the blade attached to that trusty Briggs and Stratton engine. This is a rustic sun baked grassiness, and I don’t know if I’m impressed, if I like it, or if it’s terrifying me because I know that in a few short months I’ll be committed not only to mowing my own half acre but the damn rental property as well. It’s interesting to say the least.

Dang! The flavor is grassy too, but I kind of like it. The spiciness of the hops matches well with the robust rye character of the beer before the hops turn the focus of the beer to a bit of a mixture of soapy and citric. The finish has a lingering astringency that I don’t much care for, but beyond that I do really enjoy the flavor of this beer.

3.6
smaynard6000 (1167) - Apopka, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with small white head. Aroma is mildly citrusy. Sharp bitter, hoppy kick as this beer hits the tongue. A bit peppery. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.4
jhamp9 (1860) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Pours a clear copper with a nice cream colored head. Nice lacing. Aroma was piney hops and spicy. Taste was spicy rye bread, pine, and a hint of citrus. Not bad.


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