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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,223 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,223
Reviews: 1,035
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 60
Gots: 228 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kaseydad on 12-29-2011)
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a mug at cellar-fridge temperature.

L – Medium amber color with a 2-finger frothy, foamy, creamy colored head. Nice retention with that characteristic awesome Sierra Nevada lacing. Clear with a moderate amount of bubbles.

S – Caramel malt, grainy and peppery rye, and a nice hop bouquet with pine, floral, and grapefruit notes. There is a great balance between the malt and hops with the prominent addition of spicy rye.

T – Grainy and spicy rye is apparent up front with sweet caramel, toffee, and bready malt shining through once the peppery spice of the rye mellows. Smooth but prevalent hop bitterness comes forward at the finish with grapefruit, mango, pine, and some floral notes. Like the nose, the taste is nicely balanced.

F – Medium-bodied with great carbonation, a sticky, creamy, and mouth-coating feel, and a spicy, bitter, and dry finish. Bitter citrus hop and spicy rye flavors linger on the tongue for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a tasty beer. Nothing really sticks out in particular that sets this apart from the pack, but it’s a great example of the style. Actually if I had to pick a thing that could set it apart, it would be the great balance between the malt and hops in both the aroma and the taste. This is a tasty and very drinkable beer, and I think Sierra Nevada picks the perfect time of year to release a beer like this. The little bit of spice from the rye is reminiscent of some holiday beers, but its grainy nature mixed with the nice hop bouquet has me feeling like spring is coming. Another nice beer from Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 04:10:57 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,223 ratings.