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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,372 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 4,372
Reviews: 1,041
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 64
Gots: 286 | 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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Cooker_stp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-20-2013 16:54:54 | More by Cooker_stp
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.85/5  rDev -1%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – amber in color, clear, with about half a finger’s worth of foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell – not really much to the smell at all. It seems like there might be a hoppiness to it, but can’t quite tell.

Taste – slight sweetness and hoppiness at first, and then the bitterness slowly makes it way into the taste. Really amazing how it does it so gradually! There’s an interesting spiciness to it too that’s felt at the beginning and then again noticeable in the aftertaste. Might be something along the lines of sap.

Mouthfeel – well-balanced, but leans a little more toward the watery side.

Overall – very interesting and decent-tasting brew!

02-29-2012 04:19:45 | More by Nerudamann
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tswater

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-23-2013 00:45:13 | More by tswater
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kodt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-19-2014 00:50:04 | More by kodt
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured chilled in tall straight-sided glass.

A: orangish-yellow; 1-finger head; small carb stream; decent lacing (count on SN to deliver)
S: classic IPA aroma; strong on malt and yeast
T: very smooth IPA; mealy flavored; tenor-ranged flavors; bitter and not very sweet
M: silky mouthfeel

Very nice offering.

04-10-2012 20:40:44 | More by Arithmeticus
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-12-2014 02:38:40 | More by Burkbom23
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

07-14-2012 04:17:56 | More by ssjkyle
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Rihup

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-04-2013 01:45:02 | More by Rihup
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-17-2012 01:51:11 | More by GennyCreamAle
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-07-2013 03:38:24 | More by BYOFB
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-23-2013 16:52:30 | More by BUNZILLA
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marct

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-15-2012 01:37:20 | More by marct
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-19-2012 02:09:49 | More by tedho21
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-22-2013 02:26:58 | More by July2Nov
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tykechandler

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-19-2014 03:41:15 | More by tykechandler
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +13.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a deep copper color, alomst russet in fact, with a two inch cream colored head that slowly reduces with tons of sticky lacing.

Has a fragrant smell, with pear, vanilla, malt,and citrus. Despite its dark look, it has a very light and crisp smell, with a hint of creaminess underneath.

Starts with a crisp grassy bitter bite, with creamy malt, dry rye, and a bare hint of citrus before finishing with plenty of hop bitter. As I get further into the beer, it is a bit like a hoppy creamsicle, with the citrus becoming more pronounced.

Medium bodied, this beer manages to have both a creamy mouth feel that nonetheless leaves your tongue feeling dry, but never tacky.

A very nice brew, one that, quality-wise, I'd stack up against SN's Bigfoot or Torpedo for the title of SN's best 12 oz brew they put out. A definite one to try if you can.

02-10-2012 02:25:44 | More by TheHoppiest
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +28.5%

01-14-2012 22:53:35 | More by WritersBlock
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-11-2013 01:32:55 | More by ToddHolder
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-29-2014 21:27:56 | More by fthegiants
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-26-2014 20:44:30 | More by Agentveba
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RDW

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-04-2012 05:07:57 | More by RDW
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Bookseeb

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Appearance has a clear reddish brown color supporting a steady healthy head leaving nice lace. Smell of citric, malt and spicey hint of rye. Taste has a nice hit of the hops balanced with the sweetness of the malt and hint of rye. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall a nice twist on a IPA.

01-19-2014 01:02:42 | More by Bookseeb
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Unchi

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-20-2012 04:31:57 | More by Unchi
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Mosstrooper

California

4.6/5  rDev +18.3%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 16oz Pensacola Bay Brewery branded tumbler glass.

Appearance: Caramel color with an orangish/amber hue. Large yellowed head dissipates fairly quickly and leaves behind plentiful lacing.

Smell: West coast hops with rye spiciness dominate. There is a touch of citrus and a bit of biscuit as well.

Taste: Begins with sour lemon and sweet orange, before rounding out to biscuity goodness. Finishes with a pleasant hop bitterness highlighted by the spiciness of rye.

Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: While the aroma of this beer left me thinking "this is going to be another good rye beer, not much more and nothing less." However, I tasted an excellent one- this is a beer where the rye and hops play off one another very well, while most ryes have one dominating the other (even if only slightly so). The true beauty of this beer lies in its balance.

Would give this a five overall, but it may just be that it's only the best rye I have had recently- and i haven't had many in close to a year.

03-17-2012 04:59:57 | More by Mosstrooper
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-31-2014 18:20:01 | More by closisinthehouse
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,372 ratings.