Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +1%
Purchased at my local Wal-Mart (Tampa, FL). Sixer for $8.47.
A- Silky dark, golden pour. Appears more like a heavily carbonated lager, than a pale ale. I like it.
A- I'm actually getting, what I assume to be, is rye in the aroma. Also getting some sweet malts and perhaps even a touch of caramel.
F- Very abrupt flavor explosion of malty-rye bitterness up front. Very potent for only being 6.6%, but exits the palate very cleanly. Not overly-complex flavoring profile, but definitely lives up to it's name.
M- Not a beer you want to linger on the palate, as it is quite bitter, but no complaints here.
O- I really like what this beer is trying to do. Too many IPAs these days are trying to appeal to the mass consumer, with their fruity/citrusy/floral overtones (don't get me wrong, I love me some ApriHop on occasion), but sometimes I want my IPA to feel like an IPA, one that goes well with a cigar, and puts some hair on your chest. And that's what this beer does.
01-23-2014 23:50:39 | More by CraigS119
4.24/5 rDev +9%
The beer poured a rich amber with a large head that left a thick lace along the glass. The smell is very faint and hoppy. The flavor is bitter and dry throughout the rye provides a bitter starch(and peppery) taste that lingers. The hops are not very fruity or floral but dry and bitter and complement the rye nicely. Overall the beer came together very nicely and has a more pronounced rye presence than I've seen in the brews of some others breweries starting to use rye.
01-23-2014 02:01:20 | More by BearslikeBeers
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,394 ratings.