Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a deep copper color, red and orange tones here and there. Nice clarity all around; very small bits of sediment hang in suspension throughout the brew. Creamy, off-white head settles to a quarter-inch quickly and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is deep and heavy pine and hop oils, super wet, dark, and dank weed. Citrus notes bring up the rear end; tangerine, grapefruit. A little bit of dryness from the rye but not much in the aroma. The taste, however, is plentiful with rye - the large rye under body is the canvas upon which the rest of the beer lies. Hops go wild but don't overpower nor combat the rye for dominance; oily and resinous pines engulf, along with a slight white pepper spiciness. Some earthy herbal flavors pull through more and more; faint musty dirt, but not in a bad way. The citrus is a little more subdued on the palate than it was in the nose, and it takes on more of a light lemon zest flavor than the nose would lead to believe. Even in the finish, the rye is still popping and meshes with a nice yeast flavor in the aftertaste, along with some fading, dry bitterness. Medium bodied, although the mouth is somewhat thinner than expected and just a touch watery at times. Decent amount of carbonation.
What hasn't been said about Sierra Nevada already? Everything they put out it delicious. Ruthless Rye is a nice "Rye-PA" with a significant amount of rye and a nice hop profile to go along with it. Delicious stuff, here.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2013 12:44:06 | More by tectactoe
More User Reviews:
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.
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