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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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very good

4,438 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,438
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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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

2014 edition poured into tulip; hazy tawny brown, like ginger ale. Moderate white head that fades after a bit into a chunky topping of foam and spotty, slimy lacing.
Smells of dank piney hops, citrus rind, rye.
Tastes of spicy bready rye, bitter citrus rind/pine hops, and more earthy hop/malt flavors that all blend together, finishing with a hint of lighter bready sweetness which is then knocked down by bitterness lingering into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is well-carbonated, clean and light.
Overall, a tasty rye IPA. No shortage of hops, plenty of malt, delicious.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jan 26, 2014
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Purchased at my local Wal-Mart (Tampa, FL). Sixer for $8.47.

A- Silky dark, golden pour. Appears more like a heavily carbonated lager, than a pale ale. I like it.

A- I'm actually getting, what I assume to be, is rye in the aroma. Also getting some sweet malts and perhaps even a touch of caramel.

F- Very abrupt flavor explosion of malty-rye bitterness up front. Very potent for only being 6.6%, but exits the palate very cleanly. Not overly-complex flavoring profile, but definitely lives up to it's name.

M- Not a beer you want to linger on the palate, as it is quite bitter, but no complaints here.

O- I really like what this beer is trying to do. Too many IPAs these days are trying to appeal to the mass consumer, with their fruity/citrusy/floral overtones (don't get me wrong, I love me some ApriHop on occasion), but sometimes I want my IPA to feel like an IPA, one that goes well with a cigar, and puts some hair on your chest. And that's what this beer does.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,438 ratings.