Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 4,396 | Reviews: 1,045 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
01-16-2014 04:29:56 | More by LI_PO12
3.99/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
01-14-2014 22:20:39 | More by lochef81
3.78/5 rDev -2.8%
I found this to be a nice change up from the standard Sierra IPA which is one of my go to beers. Beautiful color, medium head. Spicy on the tongue. This one of those beers that is very tasty, yet wouldn't drink more than a couple in a sitting. Still a great value beer at 14.99 for a 12 pack
01-14-2014 10:43:07 | More by Irish_roamer
3.73/5 rDev -4.1%
Can you really review a beer without considering its price?
Most Sierra Nevada beers are an outstanding value. The legendary (and over-hyped) beer in my area is Surly Abrasive. Great beer, but way too expensive. Hopslam? Outrageous.
Ruthless Rye has a ton of flavor. Nice West Coast hops. Earthy. Dare I say umami?
If you want flavor and richness without the high alcohol and without a high price tag, check this out. One of my go-to beers.
01-14-2014 03:22:24 | More by puckee
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,396 ratings.