Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.99/5 rDev +2.8%
Let's start by saying "I love rye ipas" and this is no exception. This pours a beautiful deep red color with a finger and a half of tan head that lasts throughout the drinking of the ale. The aroma is slightly hoppy but mostly strong with rye and malt. It Sips smooth and gloriously bitter but very dry. Possibly too dry for some. The flavor is earthy and heavy on the rye. Hops are present but not super forward. The finish is hoppier with pine and citrus present but still with a healthy amount of rye and malt underneath. Overall this is an excellent rye ipa and at a phenomenal cost. Pick one up while it's available. I'll look forward to trying again next year.
01-14-2014 22:20:39 | More by lochef81
3.78/5 rDev -2.6%
I found this to be a nice change up from the standard Sierra IPA which is one of my go to beers. Beautiful color, medium head. Spicy on the tongue. This one of those beers that is very tasty, yet wouldn't drink more than a couple in a sitting. Still a great value beer at 14.99 for a 12 pack
01-14-2014 10:43:07 | More by Irish_roamer
3.73/5 rDev -3.9%
Can you really review a beer without considering its price?
Most Sierra Nevada beers are an outstanding value. The legendary (and over-hyped) beer in my area is Surly Abrasive. Great beer, but way too expensive. Hopslam? Outrageous.
Ruthless Rye has a ton of flavor. Nice West Coast hops. Earthy. Dare I say umami?
If you want flavor and richness without the high alcohol and without a high price tag, check this out. One of my go-to beers.
01-14-2014 03:22:24 | More by puckee
3.03/5 rDev -21.9%
After drinking a DIPA, I found this to be actually more intense, overwhelming, alcoholic, and difficult to drink. The beer pours a copper color with a medium head and pretty good retention. The smell is peppery, alcoholic, and spicy. The taste is also spicy (from the rye) with a solid malt backing but not a whole lot of the IPA flavors that I enjoy. The pepper from the rye seems to crush everything else. The thickness and carbonation are fine, but the rye creates an unpleasant aftertaste. Overall, I'm fairly new to rye beers and I understand that some of my complaints about this beer are simply a result of the rye, but perhaps there should be somewhat less of it. I really enjoyed Founder's Red Rye, but the taste here just didn't do it for me. By far this is the worst Sierra Nevada beer I've had.
01-12-2014 04:53:05 | More by DeFaz
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,407 ratings.