Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by CaptCleveland:
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at local Winking Lizard.
Light ruby red elixir served in imperial pint glass. Nice two finger, thick white head, plenty of lacing.
Really nice citrus, grapefruit, orange rind compete with the smokey/pepper rye malt.
Smooth hops up front give way to subtle spice and a hint of freshly picked herbs. Sounds a bit bizarre, but the flavor is really well blended.
Well carbonated, smooth, easy to imbibe.
Another nice brew from SN.
Serving type: on-tap
02-05-2012 16:59:32 | More by CaptCleveland
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a burnished copper colour, quite clear appearance. Head is off-white, nice and bubbly but sunk to a whispy cloud. Lacing is sticky and lovely. Looks good.
Smells fresh and hoppy, with lots of citric character, pine and a nice spicy rye hint. Touch of walnut and dark rye bread. Bit subdued though, it doesn't burst with aroma like I'd anticipated.
Taste is big and hoppy upfront: fresh and floral with hints of peach and citrus. Big spicy notes on the late-mid with pepper, allspice and some pine resin that gives quite a big bitterness. Nice balance though, with enough freshness from the hops to lighten it up and avoid the doldrums where it may otherwise have ended. Nice rye flavours, nice IPA flavours, lovely blend really.
Smooth mouthfeel, swills around pretty decently with a bit of texture, but otherwise goes down very nicely. I'm enjoying that.
Very nice rye IPA; noticeable flavours but nice balance. Big, but sophisticated.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 02:15:42 | More by laituegonflable
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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