Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mattfungus:
2.6/5 rDev -33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5
During this time of year (winter) there are a lot of heavy hitters, winter brews, double ipas and everything seems to be a bit overdone. i start longing for something that doesn't taste like malted brandy.
Finally, here is something that has its own unique flavor. This RyePA has a nice sea foam colored head and dark amber color. The foam quickly dissipates, however each time it lands on your tongue another blanket of foam is formed on it and it effervesces off of it.
It has that pepperiness of rye, but something different too. The malt swirls across your tongue and there is a heavy bitter finish that lingers in your mouth like their celebration's bitter, and it just keeps sitting there.
Easiest way to get rid of it is to have another mouthful and enjoy the wave of savory flavor that hits.
I think that it would go good with a jack, brick, asiago, pecorino romano or parmesean cheese, especially the jack or pecorino. I also think something sweet like figs, raisins or grapes might be good to wash off the bitterness.
On second review and on the third bottle I had to re-rate it. It is so bitter at the end that I had to give it away. The bitterness would just not go away. blah
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2012 05:09:27 | More by mattfungus
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3.61/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep copper with a decent foamy off-white head that stays for a bit. Nice lacing. Aroma of pine resin, hay and grainy malt. The rye gives it an earthy taste with a bit of sweet spice. It also balances nicely with the hops. It's bitter, but not overly so. It does give a nice tingle to the tongue. Medium mouth without a lot of carbonation. Definitely a solid beer as you would expect from SN.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 23:06:46 | More by MartzMimic
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,231 ratings.