Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,375 | Reviews: 1,043 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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.
01-01-2014 00:06:14 | More by fitrock2112
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
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,375 ratings.