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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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DrStiffington, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

sonnydeezy, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

Bookseeb, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

MouldyCrow, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

robertjskelton, Jan 18, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%

A: Pours a very clear light copper color with a 2 finger off white head.

S: Nice floral and citrus hops with an earthy undertones.

T: Nice caramel notes and some cereal grains with slightly citrus hops and spice from the rye. Bitterness isn't in your face and borders between pale ale and IPA. The finish is smooth and clean with slight lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.

M: Medium body with refreshing carbonation

O: A really nice and refreshing rye IPA that goes down maybe a bit too easily. If you like AIPA's or pale ales I would definitely recommend you try this.

ChuckHardslab, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

XicanoBeerRun, Jan 18, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured bottle packaged on 12/17/13 into New Belgium globe

A-Pours light copper/amber two finger off white head with a lot of sticky lacing.

S-The aroma is earthy hops with prominent peppery rye notes, also hints of citrus.

T-The taste starts out bitter with bright citrus, the middle is malty with the rye spice adding a nice kick on the back end.

M-The mouthfeel is dry and floral finish, great balance and a aftertaste that is dry and sticks.

O-Overall, this is a nice beer by SN, not the best rye ipa out there but is good. Had hop rod rye just before this one and enjoyed it more.

reebtaerG, Jan 18, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

Purchased two bottles in a mixed sixpack to try before sinking more money into a reasonably-priced twelvepack.

Nice graphic of hooded woman overlooking pastoral grain and floral scene.

2014 on the neck label. Bottled 12/17/13.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Harpoon IPA glass.

a: Clear copper with an enormous multi-inch tall white head which receded excruciatingly slowly to heavy rocky surface foam and extensive lacing.

s: Slight fruit.

t: Moderate strength hops forward over spicy malt base. Dry finish.

m: Moderate, good body.

o: Excellent rye IPA, drinks so fast you are surprised when it's all gone. Will be looking for a twelvepack.

UPDATE !/21/14: Had the second bottle with dinner tonight and afterwards as I was finishing it was struck by the peppery spice flavor from the rye, which was more pronounced than on any other rye beer I have had yet. Definitely will buy a twelvepack next time I see it, which hopefully will be tomorrow. Already made room for it in the basement beer storage shelves.

scotorum, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Bottle into pint

Appearance- copper, clear, offwhite head, good lacing

Aroma- Rye forward with a earthy, spicyness, hops are there but not in your face and are floral and herbal, very nice woodsy aroma

Flavor- Earthy, spicy rye, good firm bitterness throughout but very drinkable, a bit of pine shows up here as well as floral hops, and mint. little to no alcohol

Mouthfeel- Medium with good carbonation

Overall- Love rye IPAs and I feel this could use some more hop presence to really bring it home. Look forward to this one every year and It doesn't blow you away but really hits all the marks to be solid and worth a 6 pack at least.

LI_PO12, Jan 16, 2014
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,438 ratings.