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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

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87
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Ratings: 4000
Reviews: 1027
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kaseydad on 12-29-2011)
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BlackBearForge

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruthless is a nice coppery amber, not quite as red as celebration but a nice darker IPA as I like them. A bone white head builds nicely leaving lots of lacing as I've come to expect from Sierra Nevada beers.

The aroma has a strong earthy spiciness with nice piney background.

The flavor is very rye forward but this is unmistakeably a Sierra Nevada IPA. Piney hops back up the spicey rye while caramel maltsmake a nice lightly toasted breadiness.

Excellent mouthfeel, close to medium and lightly creamy and perfectly carbonated.

I do believe this has become my favorite rye beer, a spot formerly held by Great Divide Hoss. They were not shy with the rye! Another great beer from Sierra Nevada (though I will miss Glissade).

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 00:00:01 | More by BlackBearForge
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towelboy02

California

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: It has a nice red amber/copper look. a white head. Sort of cloudy when swirled in a pint glass

S: a slight breaded creamy, then piney.

T: it has a rye taste as it warms up then a hoppy dry bitter at the end.

M: slight carbonation when it hits your tongue. dry towards the end.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 20:36:18 | More by towelboy02
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3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
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Appearance is a beautiful red amber that is clear with a white head, its remnants lingers til the end
Citrusy hops in the nose also get some sweetness, some sense of the rye
Tasty brew throughout the sip, sweet then bitter piney hoppy with a dry finish that lingers. Caramel sweetness, flowery, peppery. The bitter element here is especially enjoyable. The rye is more present as it warms up.
Mouthfeel is full and good with dry spicy finish, good hoppy brew.

Serving type: bottle

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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