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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

4,375 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,375
Reviews: 1,043
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 65
Gots: 288 | 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: 4,375 | Reviews: 1,043 | Display Reviews Only:
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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%

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.

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

Colorado

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%

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!

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%

01-01-2014 23:44:09 | More by calcutron
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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%

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!

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
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a0lbudman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-30-2013 03:16:55 | More by a0lbudman
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Beeranator

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 22:19:45 | More by Beeranator
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David_Knows_Beer

California

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

12-29-2013 17:47:18 | More by David_Knows_Beer
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SimonTHGolfer

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-29-2013 14:39:50 | More by SimonTHGolfer
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Bones10

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-29-2013 05:33:32 | More by Bones10
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OnryAndMean

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 01:51:51 | More by OnryAndMean
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

12oz bottle into a pint glass
bottled on: Dec 11th 2013

A: Pours a clear dark amber with 1.5 fingers width of slightly off white colored head. Head dissipates down at a moderate rate and leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Sweetness, spicy rye, citrus, subtle piney bitterness.

T: Lots of rye spiciness and hop bitterness right from the start. I also get some citrus rind flavors. Nice balance of hops with the rye base.

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the heavier side, average drinkability.

O: Another solid offering from Sierra Nevada. Better than most massively produced IPAs for sure, but Id prefer regular SN Pale, Torpedo, and Celebration all to this one. Very much worth a try though if you want to mix things up.

12-28-2013 23:05:19 | More by zac16125
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-28-2013 20:22:04 | More by ToddGingerich
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Llamameister

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-28-2013 03:32:24 | More by Llamameister
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,375 ratings.