Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Kitt:
3/5 rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured a weak < 1 finger head, that miraculously grew to about a two finger head in about 120 sec. Appearance, a rich, filtered, mahogany, not unlike a heavy red ale.
Aroma rather unpleasing: A spicy almost (hate to say it) feline-like odor. It must by the emphasis on rye which I guess I am not quite used to.
Taste,an initial bombardment of bitter spice hops and eclectic malts. Better than the aroma, but I still get that feeling of a nearby cat. Not like anything I have ever encountered in a brew before. The rye must be what is different to me and I have to admit - despite my colorful description - I find it somewhat pleasing. Very different. A light lingering bitter hop burning sensation brings this home as an IPA about six seconds after the initial taste.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a slight oily after-feel.
Drinkibility: The alcohol is upfront and in your face; seems more than 6.8%.
Overall, this is an interesting IPA. I like the daring ingredients. Risk takers deserve some credit for ingenuity. It won't be among my favorites but I would be willing to try it again. Just slightly above average overall. Perhaps it will grow on me as I move through the six pack but I have a funny feeling many reviewers have "brewery goggles" on this one - let's face it, if this was brewed by some rinky-dink Rhode Island brewery, well, you know what I am thinking...
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2012 03:05:52 | More by Kitt
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
04-19-2014 00:09:12 | More by Sensaray
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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