Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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