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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

4,652 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,652
Reviews: 1,059
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 78
Gots: 416 | 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:
Beer added by: kaseydad on 12-29-2011

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Spicy rye notes meld with sierras signature grapefruity hop character. One of my favorites from this brewery.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.24/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear, light copper, with a full 2-finger head of frothy golden foam that lingered well, excellent lacing.

S: Spicy, citrussy hops and pepper notes are foremost. Actually, there isn't much else (yeah, a faint malted grain, but not a strong rye smell at all).

T: A faint taste of grain malt for about half a second, then all hops, spicy quickly giving way to bitter.

M: Medium crispness, adequate carbonation.

O: There was hardly any rye, much less "ruthless" as advertised. This is nothing more than an over-hopped IPA.

Photo of TastyAdventure
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - light copper color, fulll 2 finger frothy head.

Smell - hops, bitter, and a touch of soapiness

Taste - mild malty sweet, maybe a pinch of bread, followed immediately by pine.

Mild hops start in the middle and linger after swallowed. Not nearly the Hops profile i was expecting considering 1) the smell, and 2) it's called an IPA. I don't know much about Rye Beers but I think the only thing Rye added to this was color.
...15 minutes later, near the bottom of the glass as the beer warms, you get a earthy spice flavor, and after that, the alcohol become more predominant. + for the spice, - for the alcohol, and the taste rating is back to where it was.

Feel - Thick, full bodied, like a dark beer. the head is creamy and really add the experience.

Nothing too special here. I want to rate this beer higher, but I have to start setting my standards higher.

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3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured into tulip from 12 oz bottle

amber with off white head 1-2 fingers fair lacing

Big hop nose, grassy and earthy

Grassy rye with slight sweetness
Citrus and mild bitter spice

Overall not a bad selection but there are better rye beers to be had

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,652 ratings.