Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,375 | Reviews: 1,042 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev -4.1%
Can you really review a beer without considering its price?
Most Sierra Nevada beers are an outstanding value. The legendary (and over-hyped) beer in my area is Surly Abrasive. Great beer, but way too expensive. Hopslam? Outrageous.
Ruthless Rye has a ton of flavor. Nice West Coast hops. Earthy. Dare I say umami?
If you want flavor and richness without the high alcohol and without a high price tag, check this out. One of my go-to beers.
01-14-2014 03:22:24 | More by puckee
3.03/5 rDev -22.1%
After drinking a DIPA, I found this to be actually more intense, overwhelming, alcoholic, and difficult to drink. The beer pours a copper color with a medium head and pretty good retention. The smell is peppery, alcoholic, and spicy. The taste is also spicy (from the rye) with a solid malt backing but not a whole lot of the IPA flavors that I enjoy. The pepper from the rye seems to crush everything else. The thickness and carbonation are fine, but the rye creates an unpleasant aftertaste. Overall, I'm fairly new to rye beers and I understand that some of my complaints about this beer are simply a result of the rye, but perhaps there should be somewhat less of it. I really enjoyed Founder's Red Rye, but the taste here just didn't do it for me. By far this is the worst Sierra Nevada beer I've had.
01-12-2014 04:53:05 | More by DeFaz
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,375 ratings.