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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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Ratings: 4,780
Reviews: 1,080
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 82
Gots: 528 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kaseydad on 12-29-2011

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Ratings: 4,780 | Reviews: 1,080
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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I must say, I missed the "IPA" part of the label since it was so small, and expected more of a red beer. That said, this is still pretty good.

A- A nice reddish/copper color. I got very minimal head, unlike the reviewer below me, and no lacing. Weird.

S- Has a slight IPA hop smell, but nothing too strong.

T- Tastes great and is very drinkable. Slightly hoppy but again, not too strong.

M- Very drinkable, not too thick or thin.

Overall I'm enjoying this but it's nothing special. I'd probably buy a single again if the mood struck but wouldn't commit to a whole 6-pack.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured aggressively from a growler to a pint glass.

Dark color with a full 2 finger head. Lots of carbonation in the lacing.

Earthy, straw aroma

Slaps the back of my mouth with a strong bite, which must be the rye. Not a lot of experience with rye beers. This one leaves an aftertaste on the tongue and back of the mouth. Not bad for a strong beer but caught me off guard.

A strong, aggressive taste. I will need to explore the rye beers more. Will look forward to finishing this growler to see if this style grows on me.

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3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a clear burnished copper with a thin white head. Medium amount of visible carbonation.

S: Surprisingly low amount of aroma – pine & lemon citrus hops with some toasted bready malt. But not much of either.

T: Follows the nose – citrus, pine, and grassy hops, and lots of bready malt. Moderate bitterness in hang.

M: Almost a chewy mouthfeel, medium body. Alcohol very well-hidden, and a great amount of carbonation.

O: Good, but nothing outstanding. Very drinkable, but I had higher hopes for this one. Needs more hoppiness, especially in the nose. And the rye character could have been more to the forefront as well.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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