Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Nerudamann:
3.85/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Look – amber in color, clear, with about half a finger’s worth of foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.
Smell – not really much to the smell at all. It seems like there might be a hoppiness to it, but can’t quite tell.
Taste – slight sweetness and hoppiness at first, and then the bitterness slowly makes it way into the taste. Really amazing how it does it so gradually! There’s an interesting spiciness to it too that’s felt at the beginning and then again noticeable in the aftertaste. Might be something along the lines of sap.
Mouthfeel – well-balanced, but leans a little more toward the watery side.
Overall – very interesting and decent-tasting brew!
Serving type: bottle
02-29-2012 04:19:45 | More by Nerudamann
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.
87 out of 100 based on 4,312 ratings.