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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

4,396 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,396
Reviews: 1,045
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 66
Gots: 299 | 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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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%

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
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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%

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
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caahare

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-14-2014 19:44:20 | More by caahare
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-14-2014 15:24:51 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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Irish_roamer

New York

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
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-14-2014 04:21:26 | More by PaulyB83
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puckee

Colorado

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
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voidrunner

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.9%

01-14-2014 01:19:16 | More by voidrunner
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Weeble0907

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-14-2014 01:13:51 | More by Weeble0907
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AUGRAD06

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-13-2014 18:15:09 | More by AUGRAD06
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,396 ratings.