Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.58/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a clear amber color with billowing foam that overflows the glass with a vigorous pour. Foam lingers and coats the glass as it recedes. Aroma is quite hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, with a touch of rye spiciness detectable on the nose.
First sip is... dominated by rye flavor, with a sharp bitterness in the finish. The rye imparts a very distinct spicy flavor, which is mixed with a substantial hoppy flavor of citrus, grapefruit, American hop taste.
Honestly, this is probably my least favorite SN IPA. I'd rather have Celebration, Anniversary, Torpedo, even SNPA over this. The rye flavor just doesn't click with me as much.
That being said, this is not bad by any means. It is still a very good IPA - I just don't care for the rye flavor. Will pass in the future.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2012 05:00:36 | More by FickleBeast
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