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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

4,279 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,279
Reviews: 1,036
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 63
Gots: 249 | 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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Jsmercer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-18-2013 03:03:18 | More by Jsmercer
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-18-2013 03:01:18 | More by JeffTheJuice
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SerialHiker

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a fairly transparent caramel amber brown color…a thin layer of off white, tiny bubble head formed and remains…nice lacing…(3.75/5)

Smell: Tons of peppery rye up front…floral hops bitterness, citrus, cereal grains, pale malts…very well rounded aroma…(4/5)

Taste: Much like the nose…peppery rye up front and throughout…pale malts, cereal grains and some hops bitterness coming through in the middle phase…finish has subtle citra hops flavor…it’s got a nice sweetness about it…very drinkable and flavorful…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Light body with light carbonation…watery, crisp, refreshing…finishes with a mild spicy bitter dryness…(3.25/5)

Overall: A very sessionable brew…it’s got nice peppery flavor that’s complimented perfectly by pale malts and cereal grains…I was surprised to see that the citrus flavor involved here comes from citra hops, which seems to be infecting every new or seasonal beer coming out right now…no sign of the 6.6% ABV, a credit to the brew’s dynamic flavor…this beer has grown on me since I opened it and I’m glad I have another in the fridge…I found the flavor to be more abundant and peppery as it warms…yum! (4/5)

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 01:54:39 | More by SerialHiker
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sneaks2210

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-18-2013 01:05:24 | More by sneaks2210
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abex44

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-18-2013 00:54:44 | More by abex44
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-18-2013 00:54:16 | More by Stockfan42
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silverking

Florida

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It pours a slighlty hazy copper with a light tan head. Head retention is excellent and the lacing is very nice after the head flattens out a bit. It smells grainy and spicy with strong notes of pine and citrus. The taste is citrusy, piney and bitter. The finish is bitter with some nice peppery spice from the rye. It has a nice crisp clean mouthfeel with a bit too much carbonation for my liking. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 00:16:29 | More by silverking
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dcguitar

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-17-2013 23:02:17 | More by dcguitar
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ShutOutTheSky


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-17-2013 02:42:49 | More by ShutOutTheSky
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patpbr

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours off copper in color with an inch head that has nice lacing. Pine smell with some spice. Hops up front that are pine and some citrus some bitterness. Its well balanced and has some rye and spice mixed in. A Good malt character, Medium body and a bit dry. A good one. Thought it would be more rye but what I got is good.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 02:08:50 | More by patpbr
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-17-2013 01:35:06 | More by Lukass
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-16-2013 21:06:13 | More by ilikebeer03
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.9%

01-16-2013 04:50:14 | More by akttr
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Poucher86

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-16-2013 02:13:42 | More by Poucher86
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-15-2013 23:50:11 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Bin33chef

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-15-2013 06:12:28 | More by Bin33chef
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jhhollier

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-15-2013 05:51:05 | More by jhhollier
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-15-2013 04:18:58 | More by crob3888
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BourbonDork

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-14-2013 20:16:32 | More by BourbonDork
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, not sure why I did not review this last year. Amber orange color, good head which is typical of Sierra Nevada beers, good lace. Smells slightly grainy with hints of citrus. More citrus in the flavor and the rye is distinct. Overall the flavors are solid yet subtle. This isn't a punch you in the face IPA. Not whole lot of bitterness, leans much more towards citrus with the hops. A solid beer but for my money I'd rather have Celebration.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 02:29:34 | More by ArrogantB
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-13-2013 22:18:41 | More by Ri0
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fluidmotion

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-13-2013 13:45:03 | More by fluidmotion
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-13-2013 07:06:04 | More by DelicateDelirium
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vidisad

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-13-2013 05:42:27 | More by vidisad
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bryseitz


4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

01-13-2013 04:26:55 | More by bryseitz
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,279 ratings.