Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.59/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Ruthless Rye – Rye IPA (6.6%) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (California)
App: Pours a solid reddish brown with some golden inclinations to the outside of the glass. Dense, creamy beige head rises one finger and retains strong. A really good looking beer. Slightest hop sediment swirling in the glass. Lacing is impeccable.
Smell: Hops dominate the aroma with a nose of grapefruit and earth, with some
slight alcoholic heat on the end. Considerable malt aromas as well come through mostly sweet with a slight toasted character.
Taste: Taste essentially follows nose, although much stronger. Foretaste is pure toasted malt which suddenly gives way to an earthy hops complexity that harmonizes nicely with the malt. Allowed to sit on the palate, the beer transitions to a more aggressive bitterness with hints of pine, and a citrus like astringency. Allowed to warm, hop bitterness mellows slightly, and the beer gains some welcome and balancing sweetness.
Mouth: Rye adds significant body to this brew which holds up well to the aggressive, drying nature of the hop profile. Alcohol is apparent and slightly drying, but heat is overall minimal. Carb is pretty heavy, but does well to compliment overall intensity.
Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Sifter. 2/18/14.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 05:19:09 | More by ZoomanCru
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