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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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87
very good

4,734 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,734
Reviews: 1,075
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 82
Gots: 491 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: kaseydad on 12-29-2011

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4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am generally a big fan of rye beers, so when I saw this at the store today, I had to pick up a sixer of this. Pours clear and amber in color with a foamy, rocky white head with shades of caramel. Very nice lacing and the head retention is pretty nice as well.

Aromas are great. Certainly the spicy rye comes through and that is followed by citrus and floral hops. Sweet maltiness and caramel add some complexity to the aroma. I enjoy the slight musty smell this one presents also.

One thing about Sierra Nevada is they sure as hell know how to make some great IPAs. Flavor is packed with a spicy punch and bitterness that lingers on the palate just long enough. Finishes dry after about 30 seconds leaving the tongue unsatisfied and slaking for more nectar. Floral in character with a very nice citrus presence, but the rose hips seem to be dominating here, and I like it.

Another great beer from Sierra Nevada. Without a doubt, these guys make the best beer for the price in the world. Spicy, floral, slightly tangy, medium body, and delicious!

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 Batch opened on 1.27.13

A - Pours a clear reddish-orange with a huge foamy cream-colored head with great retention.

S - Malty, biscuity, bread, slight carmel, oranges.

T - Smooth toasted malt, bread, orange, slight grass in the finish.

D - Smooth, good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Smooth malt forward and some citrus for balance. Better than I remembered the 2012 batch.

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4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citrus/grapefruit, subtle mint on the nose
Taste follows with citrus and herbal/minty hop notes, peppery rye. Buttery biscuit maltiness hits and finishes with rye spice and some orangey citrus lingering on the palate.
Mouthfeel is very nice, typical IPA fluffiness with some bite.

A great brew that is nicely slotted as a Spring seasonal. Characteristic SN delicious hop profile with a great addition of rye that makes for an interesting and unique experience

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. 362 Julian date, so about a month old.

A: Clear mahogany body. Nice uneven fluffy head that leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

S: Citrus, mint, pine, rye

T: Great hop flavors up front, and the rye flavors poke through after that. Well-balanced and not overly bitter.

M: Medium-bodied, slightly creamy, good carbonation.

O: I'm a sucker for Rye IPAs and this one is very solid.

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3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Date - the third of January 2013

A - Poured a clear dark amber with a white frothy head that left decent lacing.

S - On first smell I pick up the rye, followed by the citrus hops somewhat of a clean yeast smell and a crispness to it.

T - This one leads with citrus hops then the rye takes over ending with the nice spicy rye in the back end. The bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue after the rye fades away.

M - This is a fluffy full bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation. Nice crisp and ended really clean.

O - For a rye forward beer this one delivers a massive amount of rye in comparison to others in this category. Really pleasant beer with a lot of nice qualities going on. I would have given a better overall but the rye seems to overpower the hops in my opinion. I would probably get again but I will not go out of my way for this one, Cheers.

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4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- beer pours beautifully out of the bottle, and has a nice head and great dark amberish color.

S- The smell is great. a good clash between pine and citrus, but the pepper from the rye comes through on the end. definitely stays on character with an IPA scent

M- as an IPA guy, this is a great tasting and feeling beer, however the bitterness is a bit harsh. the website says the IBU's ar at 55, but it tastes like more.

T-As most rye beers go, the taste of the grain is slightly roasty and warm, but the piney citrus notes toward the end are very tasty.

O-Overall a great IPA. i would definitely drink a 6-pack of this.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,734 ratings.