Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Who took over Sierra Nevada and started with this art work? I mean really this is way out of their normal stuff. This one comes with a huge nerd requirement i suppose....oh wait check.
Pours medium orange with a bit of a white head and good lacing. Nothing special here by any means.
The nose even from the cracking of the bottle gives off this huge funky dank aroma that then turns to this really nice rye aroma.
Rye is showcased here with hops here to accentuate it and just enough malt to avoid one making a bitter beer face. Peppery spices, sharp hops, and a mellow sweetness I can't place. This is really tasty stuff.
Rye gives beer a rather dense and hard to drink quality. 1-2 of these is no problem but even at 6.6 where a 3rd could be acceptable on a weekend night I"m not sure I'd want it. I see myself needing another option asap with this one. A good if not great beer with a meal though.
This is a rye showcase which I think will make it a bit more polarizing than some of the other well known rye's, but I'm sold. A good beer by sierra even if it replaces a beer that imo should have been kept.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2012 15:36:38 | More by bobhits
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