Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tito42:
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2012 edition poured from glass to an imperial pint. Bottled on 12/28/2011.
A: Iced tea in color with slight ruby hues. Off-white head with nice lacing and weak retention.
S: Rye up front with a strong grapefruity hops presence. Slight malt.
T: Well balanced between citrusy/piny hops with bready malt and peppery rye. Grapefruit and orange peel throughout. Very enjoyable introduction of rye into an IPA flavor profile.
M: Very similar to other Sierra Nevada ales. Medium-bodied and slightly creamy with a hops and carbonation presence that provides a nice pang at the finish without drying the palate out too much.
O: Very enjoyable beer. Very good IPA with a great integration of rye = a very good rye beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2012 04:38:42 | More by tito42
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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