Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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1.63/5 rDev -58.1%
Poured a deep crisp copper color with 1.5 fingers of soapy off white head.
The nose on this beer is almost repulsive. Every time I go to sniff it, I have to ask myself, "why am I doing this?" Metallic scents with a touch of rye spice. Awful.
Metal spoon taste with a little bit of spice added on top.
Thin and watery.
Overall, this was a severely disappointing beer. Thin, bad smell, bad taste just a poor excuse of a beer. I'm assuming most of the reviews are inflated due to it being an Sierra Nevada beer... Ruthless Rye, meet my drain.
02-16-2012 20:06:06 | More by dcloeren
1.8/5 rDev -53.7%
12oz bottle into a snifter
A: Pours a clear dark red with a big light tan head that fades to a layering and leaves some lacing on the glass.
S: The nose is pretty awful. I get mostly metallic and chemical smells with a bit of rye in there as well. No hop aromas whatsoever. Doesn't smell like beer at all and probably one of the worst I've ever smelled.
T: The taste is very similar to the nose. It tastes like nail polish with some rye and a bit of hops. The rye gives it a spicy flavor and the hops add a bit of earthiness on the finish.
M: The feel is on the lighter side of medium with a bit of creaminess from the carbonation.
O: This was a drain pour. The aromas and flavors are weird and the aftertaste keeps the nastiness going. I'd say this is a fail.
01-27-2012 07:31:15 | More by GregSVT
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,380 ratings.