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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

4,448 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,448
Reviews: 1,045
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 66
Gots: 320 | FT: 1
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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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Act25, Feb 05, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

BeerandWhiskeyHQ, Feb 03, 2014
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,448 ratings.