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RATINGS: 1507   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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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2012
On tap at the Dutch pours a nice amber capped by a foamy off white head with good retention. Nose is light pine and citrus, slight caramel malt. Taste is cutting pine and citrus underbalanced by slight malt and rye. Rye is good and refreshing with the pine. Medium bodied. Yum. Rated via BeerBuddy


3.6
GarrettB (1658) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2017
January 28th, 2015 - Rye seems to be in now, and whenever a trendy brew style comes and goes, I make a point of seeing what Sierra Nevada does with it. The Rye IPA trend is manifest in the Ruthless Rye IPA, an amber brew with a delicate hop aroma. Brusque and slightly metallic, the steely nature of the nose is complemented by touches of bubble gum and dried cranberry. There is more sweet and spice on the tongue than in the nose, with some hops bitterness playing second fiddle to the slightly sweet and nutty side of the flavor profile. The combination works nicely, and demonstrates Sierra Nevada's continued skill at balance.

3.7
Chadhami (178) - - MAY 18, 2017
A good, dark IPA. Part of the variety pack, probably best in the box. Smooth and flavorful.

3.8
weordie (1400) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Pours a wonderful reddish colour with an off white head. Aroma is mainly caramel now, the bottle is a year old though, however I love the smell. Lovely caramel malt flavours mixed with a rye spiceyness. I can only imagine how great this was fresh as it’s top notch a year a on.

3
ghostbeer (248) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Wonderful hop character with great rye spiciness that is offset nicely by the other malt. It would have been easy for the brewer to go on the heavy end and ruin it, but this is very nice.

3.8
alex_leit (5155) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 9, 2016
Bottle. Amber color, thin white, slightly creamy foam. Aroma: sweet, honey, hops, malt, a little spicy, exotic fruit, plum wine, a little white port. Taste: quite juicy, nice malt sweetness, nectar, pleasant hop bitterness, citrus, pine, spices, a drop of wine.

3.5
rouhlas (3783) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 24, 2016
355 ml bottle at La Passion, Valladolid. Dark amber color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, rye, bread, grass, pine. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3
janubio (923) - SPAIN - OCT 16, 2016
Pours a copper colour qwith a small head that fades soon, leaving a medium lace.Aroma of fruits, citrics, spices, resines. Medium body, average carbonation. Sweet at first but with a bitter finish.Taste of caramel, malts, herbs, spices.

3.9
Smithld1 (323) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle from utobeer. I like this. Pretty tasty stuff. Hop heavy but with great depth

3.6
Erzengel (9497) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2016
*Very nice mix of citrus and floral hops on a floral and nice "darker" grainy body. Great citrus in comparison to the rye. Round and deep, easy to drink, great!

3.5
fombe89 (4035) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
Botella @Cimmeria, Oviedo 19/08/2016. Color ambar,aromas caramelo, sabor dulce, final amargo-


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