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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

4,405 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,405
Reviews: 1,045
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 66
Gots: 306 | 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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uglyguy


4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-17-2014 01:30:38 | More by uglyguy
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TheMirrorOwl

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

Appearance: Dark copper, clear, thick fluffy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Light lacing.

Smell: Very malty, bready rye is noticeable. Some fruity citrus, but resoundingly sweet aromas dominate.

Taste: Grapefruit leads, spice and sweet rye. Hops are mild, some pine in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, strong carbonation that dissipates as the beer sits. Long lasting flavor.

Overall: I really enjoy the malt-hop balance in this brew. The malt is sweet, but provides a nice spice from the rye and moderated well by citrus hop flavor. A very enjoyable brew.

02-16-2014 22:04:43 | More by TheMirrorOwl
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-16-2014 21:40:29 | More by Roy1586
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MrBoh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-16-2014 15:52:13 | More by MrBoh
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-16-2014 04:14:46 | More by cbnz
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cornejo

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-16-2014 02:48:41 | More by cornejo
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MrBeige

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-16-2014 02:16:19 | More by MrBeige
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -2.3%

Pour is dark copper with a lot of light tan tight head. Nose is mild, pine hops, light spice, dirty wheat and some bread crust. Taste is less bready, still mild pine hop with a light spice, touch of bread through the back on a smooth light body, decent carb and light abrupt bitterness in the finish.

02-15-2014 14:55:17 | More by cpetrone84
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PhilMiller

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-15-2014 14:49:46 | More by PhilMiller
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JohnTurano

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-15-2014 12:09:12 | More by JohnTurano
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-15-2014 03:24:39 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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jgarvis

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-15-2014 02:40:32 | More by jgarvis
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-15-2014 00:10:11 | More by Dreamer
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-15-2014 00:05:52 | More by Hendrick24
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +11.1%

A - Nice 2 inch head when poured aggressively. Darker brown than expected, but I'm guessing the rye malt has something to do with that.

S - Not as hop fragrant as most IPAs. More pine than citrus. A little sweet, and a little malty.

T - Very well balanced. Hops, sweetness, and a malty backbone.

O - Sierra Nevada always makes a quality PA. This isn't a super hop intense beer (which I love), but it's still very good with a unique taste profile. Definitely something to try. Prost!

02-14-2014 23:24:04 | More by Bowers-Brew
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ArtZan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-14-2014 20:23:10 | More by ArtZan
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-14-2014 20:20:14 | More by mcsauter82
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lostgrrl666

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-14-2014 17:22:02 | More by lostgrrl666
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timoteo833

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-14-2014 00:11:26 | More by timoteo833
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-13-2014 18:07:19 | More by edhizdeid
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Onemic

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-13-2014 17:49:07 | More by Onemic
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stella77artois

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-13-2014 16:51:12 | More by stella77artois
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.24/5  rDev +9.3%

Cellar temerature in a mug.

Ruthless Rye presents a three-finger white head on a pure, clear amber body.

That spicy rye is totally in the aroma, along with earthy, piney hops. A touch of honey, too.

The rye combines with a fruity citrus flavor upon first taste. It's like lime to me. The finish is malty, bready, and dry, with some lingering rye spiciness. Quite good.

It's fairly full-bodied for the style, which I like.

This is a really good malt-forward IPA and it incorporates rye exceptionally well.

02-13-2014 16:20:33 | More by Kuaff
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Chuckletheturtle

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-13-2014 02:32:57 | More by Chuckletheturtle
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jspaner

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-13-2014 02:22:55 | More by jspaner
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,405 ratings.