Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dasenebler:
3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz, bottled late December 2011.
Pours a clear, attractive reddish amber, very brilliant. Head is creamy, with great retention all the way down.
Aroma is of spicy, earthy hops.
The flavor is full and malty, with a solid dose of bitterness and hops. Oily on the palate, with some rustic, tangy Rye notes that complement the spicy and woody hop flavor. The mouthfeel is well carbonated and smooth. Man, has Sierra Nevada perfected their bottle conditioning. Drinkability is above average for an IPA-style specialty grain beer.
Definitely an interesting IPA, though I think there could be even more hop flavor while still retaining the rye character.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2012 23:24:20 | More by dasenebler
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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.
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