Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jettjon:
4.03/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 12 oz bottle with cryptic lot stamp into my Sam Adams glass (thanks, guys!), this one’s a clear orange-amber color with lots of carbonation threads fueling a thick, creamy off-white head. Lots of clingy, sticky lace. Good looking beer. Nose of piney/citrus crisp hops, a bit bready, a bit sweet. On the tongue it’s sharp and crisp with a medium-hoppy flavor that’s strong yet still could be enjoyed over the course of several servings. I hate to say peppery because that’s what it says on the bottle, but lo and behold, it is peppery indeed, in a refreshing, complementary way. Wheaty, sweet-ish malt backbone, dry bitter finish. Slightly astringent hints of alcohol. Mouth is crisp and moderately bubbly. Overall, a solid IPA, nothing spectacular. Nothing really stands out about this “rye” IPA to me; it could be any other competent IPA. Definitely worth a try, though.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2012 00:56:30 | More by jettjon
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