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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

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4,438 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,438
Reviews: 1,045
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 66
Gots: 315 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kaseydad on 12-29-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

KyleRV, Jan 30, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

Color is less red than a red ale, perhaps if a lager and red where mixed 50/50? Nice thick pale tan creamy head of at least an inch; could have been more if aggressively poured.
A bit of a citrus smell but very faint as poured into a pint glass. Piney hop aroma is less than expected and could just catch a hint of rye. Almost a wheat aroma of an average hefeweizen.
Not very bitter except at finish and even then it's slight. Citrus hint at first sip and then sweetens to a bread-like malty flavor with a little rye. Not bad and easy to drink. I would prefer more rye flavor but the low bitterness somewhat allows more flavors to be noticed. Recommended.

Murphious, Jan 30, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

graybayou, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

sbangs, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

fthegiants, Jan 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

michaelfcasey, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

tegelaar, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ZEB89, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Ianaudio, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ThreeFishes, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

stacy00killbore, Jan 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

JimmyDean818, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jucifer1818, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of JMScowcroft
3.61/5  rDev -7%

Sierra Nevada - Ruthless Rye IPA, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a clear dark amber resin with a nice soapy head that dissipates quickly but leaves some chunky lacing.

Smell - Not as much rye as I have come to expect from this sub-style. Peppery. Some citrus hops. Some yeast.

Taste - There's the rye! Pepper and rye with juicy citrus hops. Lots of pepper. Finishes hyper-bitter.

Mouthfeel - Light-medium body with good carb. Rests bitter hoppy like orange rinds, a bit high on the AAU %. Rye is overshadowed a bit here. OK drinkability due to the hot malt and hot pepper.

Overall - Not my favorite, interesting combination of ingredients here, there are better rye beers. Founders still wins this one.

JMScowcroft, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dcall384, Jan 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

chemicalhero, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jsf14, Jan 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

samibr, Jan 27, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +16.8%

The appearance of this beer is spectacular. Crystal clear deep amber color with a good finger and a half of head. The aroma on this beer is nice and hoppy with the spicyness of the rye coming through. The rye gives a very unique malt backbone to this beer. It's great, as a IPA lover I am really enjoying this. Pick some up if you get a chance.

CA_brewster, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

WKyle, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

emwild12, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

AnthemOfTheSun, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ZachKelly, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

rudabegga9, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

cvalleskey, Jan 27, 2014
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,438 ratings.