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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

4,397 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,397
Reviews: 1,045
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 66
Gots: 303 | 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: 4,397 | Reviews: 1,045 | Display Reviews Only:
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psmith161

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.9%

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goeke007

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-08-2014 04:24:56 | More by goeke007
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RobTheKnob

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-08-2014 02:00:34 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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beerblackhawk

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-07-2014 23:35:16 | More by beerblackhawk
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Mark88

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-07-2014 13:29:46 | More by Mark88
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CharlesClark

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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rayj212

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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tabhill

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-07-2014 01:48:39 | More by tabhill
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djgustafson

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-07-2014 01:32:19 | More by djgustafson
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-07-2014 01:21:41 | More by paulish
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TomG2751

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-07-2014 01:20:56 | More by TomG2751
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bcerv-ca

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

02-07-2014 01:10:24 | More by bcerv-ca
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-06-2014 22:15:22 | More by BeerBeast
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mattreitz49

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-06-2014 01:39:32 | More by mattreitz49
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RyanOooh

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-05-2014 06:07:01 | More by RyanOooh
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TR0219

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-05-2014 03:25:24 | More by TR0219
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Act25

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

Sierra Nevada is my favorite XL craft brewer.

Ruthless Rye IPA pours darker, deeper amber with bronze highlights and a tan creamy froth with retention and lacing. Rye bread as it should.

Love the smell, which is malt based toffee and caramel with pine, evergreen style hops and a bit of flowers and winter hills and forest.

Flavors follow the smell, which first w more malt tham most IPAs, which is welcome: caramel, toffee, and malt are the base one which float earthy spice of rye. The finish becomes more piney with elements of spruce, resin, and grasses with a bit of crystal sweetness. Dry finish despite being a sweeter IPA.

Medium bodied, finishing long and dry.

Winter IPA, a little sweeter and more earthy, more pine forest. Must try. Better than its reviews on BA.

02-05-2014 03:06:04 | More by Act25
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.9%

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Copernicus

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Icarus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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BeerandWhiskeyHQ

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +11.6%

Appearance
Deep- yet clear amber color tinted copper, medium-think head, good lacing
Smell
Pine and hops. Rye, malts and a hint of alcohol
Taste
Delicious, the bitterness kicks in, its raw and aggressive feeling but not overly so. There’s a complex blend of flavors the malt, rye, hops which makes for a really good beer
Overall
I first picked this up because, well- the package looks kick ass. I had never seen it before and they only had it by the 12 pack, so of course I bought it. Once I had my first one I was hooked and went right back out to buy another case, fearing it would be too late if I waited. I definitely recommend this, I always enjoy it.

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

02-03-2014 17:44:21 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
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timmy2b

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,397 ratings.