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Sierra Nevada Audition Barrel-Aged Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Audition Barrel-Aged Ruthless Rye IPA
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mwa423 on 10-06-2013)
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A: Pours a beautiful deep ruby red. Tall, frothy tan head. Head fades slowly with great head retention. Pretty substantial fluffy tendrils of lacing.

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Sierra Nevada Audition Barrel-Aged Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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