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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

4,304 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,304
Reviews: 1,036
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 62
Gots: 256 | 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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reebtaerG

Maryland

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured bottle packaged on 12/17/13 into New Belgium globe

A-Pours light copper/amber two finger off white head with a lot of sticky lacing.

S-The aroma is earthy hops with prominent peppery rye notes, also hints of citrus.

T-The taste starts out bitter with bright citrus, the middle is malty with the rye spice adding a nice kick on the back end.

M-The mouthfeel is dry and floral finish, great balance and a aftertaste that is dry and sticks.

O-Overall, this is a nice beer by SN, not the best rye ipa out there but is good. Had hop rod rye just before this one and enjoyed it more.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 04:34:14 | More by reebtaerG
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased two bottles in a mixed sixpack to try before sinking more money into a reasonably-priced twelvepack.

Nice graphic of hooded woman overlooking pastoral grain and floral scene.

2014 on the neck label. Bottled 12/17/13.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Harpoon IPA glass.

a: Clear copper with an enormous multi-inch tall white head which receded excruciatingly slowly to heavy rocky surface foam and extensive lacing.

s: Slight fruit.

t: Moderate strength hops forward over spicy malt base. Dry finish.

m: Moderate, good body.

o: Excellent rye IPA, drinks so fast you are surprised when it's all gone. Will be looking for a twelvepack.

UPDATE !/21/14: Had the second bottle with dinner tonight and afterwards as I was finishing it was struck by the peppery spice flavor from the rye, which was more pronounced than on any other rye beer I have had yet. Definitely will buy a twelvepack next time I see it, which hopefully will be tomorrow. Already made room for it in the basement beer storage shelves.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 00:53:46 | More by scotorum
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imyourhero21

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-17-2014 19:42:47 | More by imyourhero21
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shigg85

Japan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-17-2014 19:35:44 | More by shigg85
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-17-2014 17:08:43 | More by FUwolfpacker
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jman005

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-17-2014 04:34:07 | More by jman005
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WallyHop

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-17-2014 04:23:14 | More by WallyHop
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aelinnar

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-17-2014 01:54:41 | More by aelinnar
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-17-2014 01:25:25 | More by Hockey_Fan
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-17-2014 01:03:28 | More by mattmarka1
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VashonGuy

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-16-2014 23:06:21 | More by VashonGuy
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Bartos

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-16-2014 15:06:06 | More by Bartos
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Sarciso

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-16-2014 07:45:49 | More by Sarciso
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Jut

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-16-2014 06:21:07 | More by Jut
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint

Appearance- copper, clear, offwhite head, good lacing

Aroma- Rye forward with a earthy, spicyness, hops are there but not in your face and are floral and herbal, very nice woodsy aroma

Flavor- Earthy, spicy rye, good firm bitterness throughout but very drinkable, a bit of pine shows up here as well as floral hops, and mint. little to no alcohol

Mouthfeel- Medium with good carbonation

Overall- Love rye IPAs and I feel this could use some more hop presence to really bring it home. Look forward to this one every year and It doesn't blow you away but really hits all the marks to be solid and worth a 6 pack at least.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 04:29:56 | More by LI_PO12
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Neilnpk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-16-2014 02:50:51 | More by Neilnpk
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-16-2014 02:31:58 | More by shoretaxi
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MrBIP

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-16-2014 02:25:17 | More by MrBIP
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dandepoto

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-15-2014 12:36:34 | More by dandepoto
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midnitesun11

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-15-2014 04:01:08 | More by midnitesun11
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Hanselpb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-15-2014 02:05:52 | More by Hanselpb
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pokey44

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-15-2014 00:01:11 | More by pokey44
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Huntingmanof

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-14-2014 22:47:06 | More by Huntingmanof
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lochef81

Michigan

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Let's start by saying "I love rye ipas" and this is no exception. This pours a beautiful deep red color with a finger and a half of tan head that lasts throughout the drinking of the ale. The aroma is slightly hoppy but mostly strong with rye and malt. It Sips smooth and gloriously bitter but very dry. Possibly too dry for some. The flavor is earthy and heavy on the rye. Hops are present but not super forward. The finish is hoppier with pine and citrus present but still with a healthy amount of rye and malt underneath. Overall this is an excellent rye ipa and at a phenomenal cost. Pick one up while it's available. I'll look forward to trying again next year.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 22:20:39 | More by lochef81
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caahare

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-14-2014 19:44:20 | More by caahare
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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