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RATINGS: 1561   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a dense off white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of citrus, peppercorn, flowers, rye bread and some light caramel. Flavor is caramel malt, bitter hops and some spicy rye. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry, sticky mouth feel. This is a great beer, definitely an IPA with the rye adding a nice spiciness and some body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Very good. Crisp, complex and dry. Good spring beer. Low alcohol. Amber in color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Sixer picked up at Ricks in Alexandria. Served in a Sierra Nevada tulip. Pours a clear copper-garnet color with a very long-lasting, foamy off-white head. Very dense and impressive. Heavy lacing as it goes down the edges of the glass. The nose carries a good bit of rye and spice with some earthy hops in the background. Slight resin there as well. The flavor focuses a bit too much on the rye and accompanying spice. Hop flavor is there, but comes through more as bitterness in the finish. Medium body and just a bit chewy. Dry and bitter. Drinkable, but probably not in large quantities. While I enjoy this one, its not something Id want to drink a bunch of, a la SNPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (4526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Somewhere between amber and copper. Nice clarity. Moderate sized white head. Spotty Lacing. S: Spicy, grassy, piney hops. Strong component of grain and rye. T: The hops wash out a bit, leaving mostly a spicy character. This combined with the strong presence of rye gives this beer a harsh/raw vibe. M: Assertive carbonation + rye + spicy hops = prickly mouthfeel. O: Cant say I "love" rye beers, but this is no Hop Rod Rye.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle pours a dark orange brownish. Smaller head. Smells tastes of resin, bread, malt. light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, not bad all just diff enough to make a fun ipa to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McGarnigle (643) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Six pack. Gorgeous copper ale, lasting head. Love the taste. Prominent piney hops, nice malt. Either the rye is restrained or so well integrated you cant tell. All told, a very good IPA, though not most aggressive one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Aroma of sharp pine and some herbs. Pours brown with a huge fluffy head. Taste is intensely bitter and hoppy. Pine, rye bread, and delicious. Great IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Light caramel pour with a light tan head. Aroma is rye as is the taste. Light carbonation, nice hop balance. Little spicy hop and rye aftertaste. Nice lacing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (2378) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Deep orange. Refined pine, grapefruit, dried fruit, and mild rye spice in the nose. Solid grapefruit, pine, and citrus, dried fruit, ending with light peppery rye and malt fruitiness. Residual citrusy grapefruit bitterness and spice. Great stuff. No wows, just good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (671) - Peoples Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12 oz bottle...spicy, dry, puckery, aromatic brew that is complex, crisp, and clean. I expected good and got great. Outstanding


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