Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hoplover82:
4.15/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This may just be the best rye beer I've had to date. I mean the rye comes through in ways I've never experienced before. It really comes through as a very rye grain flavor. Makes me wonder if they used around 40-50 percent rye in this bad boy.
A-Pours a crystal clear amber color with a thick and creamy off white head that lasts forever and leaves excellant lacing.
S-The aroma is thick with rye grain and floral hops up front then mild pine hop notes in the back.
T-Tasts much the same as the aroma. Very spicy rye notes followed up with resinous floral/piney hops.
M-The spiciness from the rye paired with the bitterness of the hops give it a slight astringent characteristic, but other than that, it's a very easy drinkin, (full) medium bodied IPA that has a long bitter resinous hops finish.
O-My overall impression is this is what a rye beer should be like. I'm sure it could be improved on a little, but I really enjoyed this one very much.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2012 00:32:55 | More by hoplover82
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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.