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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

4,289 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,289
Reviews: 1,036
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 63
Gots: 251 | 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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Ratings: 4,289 | Reviews: 1,036 | Display Reviews Only:
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Dbrag

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

03-31-2012 01:58:24 | More by Dbrag
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Zoh

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

04-25-2012 18:06:05 | More by Zoh
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Yummmmiller

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

03-30-2012 01:24:53 | More by Yummmmiller
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efb123

California

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

03-10-2012 23:00:44 | More by efb123
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mjurney

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Copper color, slight haze. Lots of fine carbonation rising up. Thick rocky head.

Aroma:
Peppery, spicy, piney, citrus, bready.

Taste:
Rich, peppery, bready, biscuit, caramel. Hop bitterness is medium towards high, piney, grassy, herbal, blends well with rye malt. Finish is bitter-sweet, semi-dry. Body is robust, smooth, tangy, clean.

Overall:
An outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 00:57:10 | More by mjurney
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tgreenwood4

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

11-11-2012 08:35:07 | More by tgreenwood4
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Cane4Beer

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

04-10-2012 14:43:02 | More by Cane4Beer
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bitchesbrew


4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

01-31-2013 05:39:41 | More by bitchesbrew
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Conniehophead

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

01-02-2013 14:39:25 | More by Conniehophead
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

05-09-2012 09:49:05 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

07-14-2012 04:17:56 | More by ssjkyle
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bryseitz


4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

01-13-2013 04:26:55 | More by bryseitz
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baconman91

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

05-31-2012 17:28:10 | More by baconman91
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knuxdude

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

05-27-2013 23:12:15 | More by knuxdude
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bcchimp

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

04-13-2012 18:50:07 | More by bcchimp
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ardy007

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

02-26-2012 03:43:13 | More by ardy007
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Johnct

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-04-2014 21:04:26 | More by Johnct
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zchops

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

04-15-2012 16:06:59 | More by zchops
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BJasny

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

01-12-2013 23:13:46 | More by BJasny
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59rockabilly

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-10-2012 22:41:58 | More by 59rockabilly
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burnerfinger

Texas

4.73/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet:

A: dark oragnish hue - maxi head with sticky generous lacing. head settles to a thick tocky layer:

S: pure HOPS. very nice indeed.

T: malt takes a backseat to the piney hopiness. LOVE this

M good body, generous ABV well hidden. medium carbonation

D: low score here, this rich and thick brew is NOT to be guzzled. but it's GREAT!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 04:41:21 | More by burnerfinger
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sagefool

North Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just saw this at the grocery, in between my standby Torpedo IPA and a shelf down from the Ranger.

My. Lord.

I'm a Hophead by definition. My other non-hoppy "go-tos" are Spaten Optimator and Negro Modelo, mainly because it's a long drive to anything better. I used to be DFH all the way, but the price tends to get in the way.

I thought Torpedo was the best thing Sierra Nevada had going (big fan of their Kellerweizen, as well).

This is the IPA I have been searching for. It's just incredible. Great pour into a pilsner glass with a 2" head that slowly dissipated.

Strong hops up front, with a peppery finish on the back end. Doesn't leave you with that bloated feel you get when you've had too many of the Torpedo.

Malts are in the background, where I like them. Haven't had any spicy food with this yet, but I believe this beer can hold its own.

My new "King of the IPAs".

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 03:00:03 | More by sagefool
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bbeerman

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A..A relatively dark golden pour with minimal to no head; no lacing present.

(As a side note, the label on this beer is one of the best I have seen. A robed maiden stands with a large sickle in a field of rye, while an old farmhouse stands in the background. The colors are gorgeous.)

S..This one smells fresh. Then again, most SN brews do (this one is reminiscent of Torpedo IPA).

T..Sierra Nevada created a terrific beer yet again! The rye here is original and wonderful. Some malt present, but not in an overpowering way. The combination of grains (which are great...did I mention that yet?) make me think I am drinking a glass of kind bud.

M..Easy to drink a couple, though I would not call this a session beer. Medium bodied, but it is a strong presence on the palette.

O..Looking forward to this one again, but already unhappy it won't be available all year. Awesome spring beer that SN should continue with each year.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 13:53:48 | More by bbeerman
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I don't review beer all that often anymore, but I have gotten enough enjoyment from this newish offering from Sierra Nevada.

The body is dark copper, the head is pillowy and lively. The smell is all i should be, rye and hops. The rye lends a strong peppery punch, and really is the backbone of this beer. The hops lend a fruit, floral aspect that really play fantastically off the rye. I enjoy everything about this beer, I am sad it is a seasonal. This is probably my new favorite of the rye beers that have come to market lately.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 20:01:19 | More by TastyTaste
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bbrown29073

South Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-oz bottle to a 16 oz glass.

A-NICE creamy 1-inch head. Lacing followed all the way down, as I consumed it.

S-Hoppy...like an IPA should be

T-Grapefruit followed by a slight bitterness. VERY pleasant.

M-A touch more carbonation is called for, IMO

O- I bought a 6-pack that I do NOT intend to share with "just anyone". This is a VERY good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 20:35:07 | More by bbrown29073
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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