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RATINGS: 1560   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sschliv (4) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2012 does not count
2012 12oz bottle poured a hazy amber color with good carbonation and a ivory white head. Aroma was a pleasant rich resiny hop smell with a hint of citrus. Bitter grapefruit and toasty rye flavor. Hops definitely steals the show. Overall a good beer for hops lovers. Might be a little bitter for some folk. I would buy it again. ---Rated by Sschliv via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
Interesting beer this one. Had some Rye beer in the past and this one is an interesting take on the style. Hopped like an IPA with fruity notes coupled to a lightly soapy floral character. The star of the show is the earthy, peppery kick of the malt which can be quite overpowering. Probably a bit of a marmite beer I suspect!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5311) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
Une autre bire de mon copain Steve. Thanks dresden! Une belle robe cuivre. Une petite tte mousseuse qui fait quand mme belle figure. Le dbut dune dentelle. Un nez trs frais, plein de notes dagrumes caches derrire des crales pices et des houblons poivrs. Des saveurs piques par les houblons et par le seigle. Un sucr des malts qui connat son rle. Une bouche de moyenne densit. Un ptillement assez soutenu. Une texture lgrement huileuse. Une finale dans laquelle sexprime une bonne amertume, piquante et bien stimulante.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tophers (7) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2012 does not count
Wasnt all impressed with this rye IPA. The aroma had a lot of sweetness without much citrus hop aroma. Taste had the spicy rye and good bitterness, but I thought there was too much harshness. Little overcarbed. Dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, deep amber with a small beige head. Strong aroma of rye with some citrusy hops in the background. Flavor is hoppy and full with a moderately strong and peppery rye component, which gives way to a dry, tarty finish with some lingering alcohol and malt stickiness. This will be a regular in my fridge.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
Love it! Very much like their regular IPA. Bright brass colored with a thick and rocky head. All the usual aroma of citrus and pine with a lil sumpin extra, a grainy kind of spiciness - ginger and nutmeg, but not in a holiday beer kind of way. Flavor is mostly hops and then bitter hops, just barely enough malt to keep up, then that spicy-grainy flavor in the finish. Could use more rye flavor for the style. And a little more carmel malt to counter the hops, but what do you expect from SN? Still, this is a flavor bomb.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (2122) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle- Pours a rusty/ copper color with a good head and nice lacing. Aroma of hops citrus and grain, primarily rye. There is also a bit of fruit sweetness in the background. Starts with a good bitterness with a nice touch of rye. There is a bit of fruit and spice that lurks in the background and a clean finish. Fairly light body, smooth and refreshing. the blend of the rye and hops is not overpowering but provides a robust feel. Easy drinker, much better than I expected. Another solid offering from the brewer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
Pretty much just a dry IPA. You can catch a hint of the rye in the aftertaste, but nothing special in aroma...starts of grapefruity - plenty of citrus and good hop flavor...nothing, however, that really stands out. Probably wouldnt have even really noticed the rye if it werent in the name. A decent IPA, but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2012
The best thing about this beer was the aroma. I was expecting more, but sadly this beer was just not that great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 24, 2012
(Bottle (2012) from Tullys) Pours amber, mostly clear. Bit of a coppery hue. Three fingers of off-white, lightly amber head. Mouthfeel full, smooth, thick, a touch pebbly. Sticky, weepy, broken lacing. Aroma of fresh pineapple-citrus, grapefruit and pine over lighter caramel and vanilla. Flavor of citrusy and lightly piney hoppiness over rye, caramel and vanilla. Love the graininess of the rye, works very well with everything here. Great IPA.


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