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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

4,409 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,409
Reviews: 1,045
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 66
Gots: 308 | 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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Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Act25

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%

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 -22.7%

02-04-2014 18:21:42 | More by VeganUndead
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Copernicus

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

02-04-2014 15:48:02 | More by Copernicus
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Icarus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-03-2014 22:15:46 | More by Icarus
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

02-03-2014 20:12:14 | More by GraduatedCashew
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-03-2014 18:11:09 | More by teamwiggum
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BeerandWhiskeyHQ

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +11.9%

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 -9.8%

02-03-2014 11:56:20 | More by timmy2b
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Moheban

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-03-2014 04:31:50 | More by Moheban
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MistyMountainHops

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.7%

02-03-2014 04:15:55 | More by MistyMountainHops
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-03-2014 03:49:13 | More by hsus0225
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jabo134

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-03-2014 03:46:58 | More by jabo134
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rflips86

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

02-03-2014 03:46:40 | More by rflips86
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instinct2

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-03-2014 01:09:13 | More by instinct2
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

Appearance- Pours up a whole bunch of head which looks to have pretty good retention as well. The head is a very light beige while the body is a medium to dark amber which appears as medium amber when held up to the light. Lacing looks as if it will be mostly sheeting.

Nose- Lots of citrus (mostly orange) from the glass. Shows light hints of pine and resin. Very clean smelling, almost soapy. The bottle shows more of a rye presence. Some caraway, something a little vegetal (think greens), and a little bit of pepper. Generally rye. Swirling shows a little bit of rye.

Taste- Slight citrus on the front but this quickly transitions into hop bitterness, grains from the rye, and strong pepper. Some pine and resin. Some orange and lemon peel. A bit of chalkiness on the finish. Fairly solid flavor profile but could use some more complexity. Had good presence and balance though. Light caramel. Solid, good beer that doesn't do anything that impressive. Some earwax and grapefruit. A little more bitter than I would like but it is well balanced by the rye notes. The somewhat dry finish also doesn't allow it to linger either.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Has a little bit of zing which matches well with the rye notes. Light dry finish.

Drinkability- Fairly easygoing for an IPA and while it's not that bitter, it is pretty easy drinking for its bitterness. Standard price for Sierra Nevada beers.

Overall- Solid, good beer. No flaws but also nothing that really stands out. Definitely worth a try and this is a beer I will be purchasing again.

02-03-2014 00:58:17 | More by artoolemomo
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Maryland

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Pennsylvania

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New Jersey

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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,409 ratings.