Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.93/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
12oz bottle 2012 bottling (136211657 is date stamp) poured into a milkshake pilsner glass.
Appearance: Hazy coppery amber with a light tan (hint of orange) 1/4" persistent thick head. Plenty of persistent strands of lacing all over the glass. Nice looking beer.
Smell: Grapefruit and pine well blended together.
Taste: Well blended again. Malt, hops all come together nicely. Rye is just barely there at the end of the taste - it's not strong. If the bottle hadn't said it had rye in it I probably would have missed it. So the Rye is not as pronounced, but that being said, it's a very smooth and well blended AIPA flavor - just right amounts of hop flavors and bitterness balanced out by the malt with the rye at the end being a nice addition at the end.
Mouthfeel: Nice thickness and it has a creamy smoothness to it at first. The carbonation is light and goes away rather quickly unfortunately making the beer go from creamy and smooth to watery and sticky on the teeth. If the carbonation had stayed around longer I think it would have been a great beer.
Overall / Drinkability: Other than the mouthfeel starting out good and ending up not so good, this is a pretty good AIPA. The rye doesn't stick out so much for me and as the beer warms up it loses a few things, but when first poured and still a bit cold, it's a very drinkable and smooth AIPA - hop forward with a good malt backbone. I wonder how this would be on tap....anyway, a good beer and worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2012 22:57:37 | More by damndirtyape
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep copper with a decent foamy off-white head that stays for a bit. Nice lacing. Aroma of pine resin, hay and grainy malt. The rye gives it an earthy taste with a bit of sweet spice. It also balances nicely with the hops. It's bitter, but not overly so. It does give a nice tingle to the tongue. Medium mouth without a lot of carbonation. Definitely a solid beer as you would expect from SN.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 23:06:46 | More by MartzMimic
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,219 ratings.