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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

4,310 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,310
Reviews: 1,036
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 62
Gots: 259 | 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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45nDown

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-07-2014 06:07:28 | More by 45nDown
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Skillz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-06-2014 23:12:30 | More by Skillz
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mjr5052

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-06-2014 01:09:36 | More by mjr5052
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mcdsports

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-06-2014 01:08:51 | More by mcdsports
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isma0619

California

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Smoothest IPA I've had, only because its a Rye . Its the second time I've bought it. Good introductory beer for someone looking to drink more than 4 beers. IPA's usually give you a not so pleasant after taste, but this one won't... Serve in a Tulip glass... Cheers!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 23:46:49 | More by isma0619
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jonaspb

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.5%

01-05-2014 23:14:41 | More by jonaspb
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TwoBeers

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-05-2014 22:14:56 | More by TwoBeers
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Twelve ounce bottle poured into a nonic pint glass.

As I've come to expect from Sierra Nevada, this is great looking beer. A two-finger, foamy, frothy head forms and as it dissipates, leaves sticky lace all around the glass. The beer has a dark copper and amber color and small bits of carbonation flow upwards.

Smell-wise, the beer is sweet and grainy, and the rye figures prominently providing some spice. The hops are a bit muted, but the floral aroma is there.

More rye shows up on the tongue, as this beer is highly bread-like, spicy, and earthy. The hops come in at the finish, giving a dry bitter finish and some floral notes.

The beer is quite creamy and has thick mouthfeel. There's a good balance of sweet malts, rye spice and dry, hoppy bitterness. A very approachable and easy-drinking beer, yet one big on complexity.

I'm a fan. Sierra Nevada has another great beer with this. I'll drink plenty in the next few months.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 21:35:29 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So this was another first for me . The beer poured a copper color with a finger width head. The smell is a nice balance of malt and hops. The rye really shines through in the taste and the flavor overall was very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 18:19:17 | More by Rhf9120
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-05-2014 04:21:10 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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norinco

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-04-2014 23:14:23 | More by norinco
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-04-2014 20:51:10 | More by jroberts8811
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-03-2014 18:27:09 | More by PaulsBrew
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a reddish copper with great head and lace on top of an aroma that first strikes me as strong, piney, citric, the rye really comes out as well. Full bodied and well-balanced and just really struck a positive chord with me. The rye and some heavy, breadlike malts give beer a spicy edge and keep the abundant pine/citric hop notes from taking over my tastebuds but leave enough so I know I'm drinking a strong IPA. There is this touch of sweetness I seem to get at times as well that makes the beer more interesting. Has a great finish that is crisp and dry and I really took a shine to this Sierra Nevada offering.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2014 16:20:00 | More by clayrock81
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pub glass.
Appearance - a blood orange with lots of carbonation bubbles that builds a thick, frothy white head. Retention is great, lacing is adequate.
Smell - balanced hops and malts. Pine is the most noticeable in the nose.
Taste - slightly more hop forward than the nose; yet still well balanced on the palate.
Feel - hop bitterness, a nice malt presence, but not noticeably rye in nature.
Overall - as always, excellent price point from Sierra Nevada, and a nice Winter seasonal IPA!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 01:50:49 | More by DenverHopHead
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-02-2014 16:42:24 | More by -NESTO-
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ac22rush

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-02-2014 07:19:36 | More by ac22rush
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Eric15

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-02-2014 03:56:25 | More by Eric15
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-02-2014 01:09:53 | More by elkinbrown
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calcutron

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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rprinz22

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-01-2014 01:41:41 | More by rprinz22
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fitrock2112

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured Ruthless Rye into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a clear golden with a half finger of white head.

S - Getting some pine, spiciness with light malts.

T - Man this brew tastes good. Right off the bat I taste spicy rye with piney hops, and grapefruit. Mid palate getting a little extra from the rye and malt to balance it out. On the finish it just blends smoothly with the IPA characteristics with the rye spiciness.

M - Medium carbonation, with medium mouthfeel. Nice feel for a IPA.

O - I really didn't expect this beer to that much different from Founders Red's Rye IPA; however, I must admit this is the beer to have when you're looking for a good Rye IPA.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 00:06:14 | More by fitrock2112
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Rod_J

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-01-2014 00:03:38 | More by Rod_J
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tweezer159

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-31-2013 02:31:36 | More by tweezer159
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rworkman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-31-2013 01:13:28 | More by rworkman
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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