Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by fsimcox:
4.03/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear amber color. Big white foamy head that stays firm for some time. A lot of lacing.
Smells of hops, citrus, rye, and a hint of pine. Some grapefruit notes in the background, a crisp scent, refreshing.
Taste is hops and creamy orange citrus, with some malty sweetness. Smooth upfront, with hops and a little citrus in the middle, a hop dry grapefruit finish. Hop aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is clean, smooth, and some carbonation in the finish.
I was pleasantly surprised by this IPA, very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2012 22:12:44 | More by fsimcox
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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.
87 out of 100 based on 4,312 ratings.