Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Aroma: Spicy and floral hop aromas up front. Dark bread aromatics that provide a nice balance. Classically clean SN fermentation character that allows the floral hop notes to shine.
Appearance: Brick red pour with sticky off white head. Pillowy head that retains well.
Flavor: Spicy assertive hop notes up front. Earthy and leafy hop bitterness provides a good flavorful base. Some bread crust-like malt character serves as the foundation and provides a little balance. Balance is decidedly bitter but the crusty malt notes provide an interesting character that offsets all the hop character. Finish is clean and dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly oily with no alcohol heat.
Overall impression: A nicely done, classically SN rye IPA. All I would expect from SN's version of a rye beer. Plenty hoppy with nice malt accents to keep it interesting and round out the flavor profile. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 21:44:30 | More by mattcrill
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