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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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4,439 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,439
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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

mtnwesdew, Sep 05, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev 0%

I had the opportunity to try this beer on tap at Catch 22 in Merrillville, IN. Sierra Nevada definitely surprised me with this one. This beer gives good head and it has an "in your face"-smooth flavor with a small craft feel. Keep it up Sierra Nevada!

jones140, Sep 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

brentblack1, Sep 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Jammer42, Sep 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Dray, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

mixed_master7, Aug 31, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -9%

Deep copper, it has a medium big pale tan head, slowly shrinking to foamy ring and wisps, some nice lace.

Aroma is nice, rich resin, grapefruit, caramelised pine and grapefruit, spicy grain, hint of dried fruit & fruit candy.

Taste is spicy dried fruit & fruit candy up front, deep earthy bread character, lightly leaning to spicy-earthy bitterness with hint of citrus at finish. Light mineral throughout, but a bit too spicy-bitter, esp. in finish and with food, with a fusel alcoholic quality, all making it a bit rough and harsh despite some good elements.

Offa, Aug 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Dieck, Aug 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

KegsAndEggs, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

AllHailBeercules, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

THFC1882, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

eirelander, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ibew443, Aug 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

landrum8, Aug 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

ksp1978, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Huntingtonbasser, Aug 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

brandonati, Aug 21, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -12.9%

A: Deep orange with a touch of cardinal tint. A flat buff head quickly turns to a thin skim coating. Small speckled lace. Inside a fine misty effervesce.

S: Small presence of pepper and flowery citrus. Some light dry toasted grains, not much rye spiciness or strength overall.

T: Peppery toasted grains for flavor. Dry bittering citrus, with a strong peppercorn sense. Dry hopped really well, very pronounced, with some caraway seed and solvent alcohol character that seems to distract at times. Pungent bitterness upon the swallow.

M: The mouthful is tight with a bubbly sense of carbonation. Spicy dry peppercorns and alcohol dominate with a medium body.

O: Overall a rye that delivers a strong and pronounced peppery punch, but the other rye aspects seem to be masked by the strong peppery nature and solvent like alcohol tones. Abv% feels a bit higher with a spicy dry drinkability that no doubt will limit this in numbers. 1-2 is fine with me.

beerthulhu, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

slowdaddy, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

The_1084, Aug 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Sludgeman, Aug 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

ThomasG19, Aug 17, 2012
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,439 ratings.