1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

4,220 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 4,220
Reviews: 1,035
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 60
Gots: 228 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 4,220 | Reviews: 1,035 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of LakerLeith
LakerLeith

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-11-2014 09:56:00 | More by LakerLeith
Photo of skelton00
skelton00

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-10-2014 21:48:31 | More by skelton00
Photo of Gus_13
Gus_13

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-10-2014 19:03:22 | More by Gus_13
Photo of KMitch
KMitch

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-09-2014 18:44:19 | More by KMitch
Photo of TX-Badger
TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-09-2014 17:52:20 | More by TX-Badger
Photo of billhelm
billhelm

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-09-2014 14:45:26 | More by billhelm
Photo of KevMo84
KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-08-2014 23:33:40 | More by KevMo84
Photo of jburns301
jburns301

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-08-2014 20:08:48 | More by jburns301
Photo of derryd
derryd

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-08-2014 19:26:50 | More by derryd
Photo of BColton1
BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-08-2014 13:46:05 | More by BColton1
Photo of guzzleacoldone
guzzleacoldone

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-07-2014 14:56:20 | More by guzzleacoldone
Photo of Kaizoku
Kaizoku

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-07-2014 10:04:25 | More by Kaizoku
Photo of IPAbastard760
IPAbastard760

California

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-07-2014 01:09:50 | More by IPAbastard760
Photo of thetimhortonsman
thetimhortonsman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-06-2014 22:25:43 | More by thetimhortonsman
Photo of Davepoolesque
Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-05-2014 20:13:28 | More by Davepoolesque
Photo of Kappakoosh
Kappakoosh

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-05-2014 01:34:51 | More by Kappakoosh
Photo of j0hnc2468
j0hnc2468

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-05-2014 01:10:42 | More by j0hnc2468
Photo of cmbeddoe7997
cmbeddoe7997

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-04-2014 22:01:12 | More by cmbeddoe7997
Photo of Johnct
Johnct

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-04-2014 21:04:26 | More by Johnct
Photo of caustin90
caustin90


4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-04-2014 16:08:11 | More by caustin90
Photo of Nightwish1094
Nightwish1094

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-03-2014 08:21:12 | More by Nightwish1094
Photo of rspauldi
rspauldi

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-02-2014 20:44:59 | More by rspauldi
Photo of Phigg1102
Phigg1102

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-02-2014 02:23:56 | More by Phigg1102
Photo of drsarver
drsarver

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-02-2014 01:49:27 | More by drsarver
Photo of leantom
leantom

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

My first foray into the world of rye beers. Here goes:

A: Dark amber. This is to be expected given the presence of rye and kilned amber barley malts. Pours a nice, lingering head like most Sierra Nevada beers (good lacing and protein content, like most SN beers).

S: Good. Like your generic west-coast IPA. The presence of Chinook and Cascade hops is apparent, leading to citrus and grapefruit smells. Quite overpowering stuff, but I'm used to it by now - nothing special.

T: OK. It has a darker, even more bitter taste than most west-coast IPA's. This is mostly because the presence of rye malt complements the bittering hops quite well. Again, the malt really adds to the bitterness of the beer. If you like bitter beers, then you'll probably like this one a lot. I just wish that I could taste the rye a bit more. You see, while the rye does a good job of adding to the hop bitterness, the hops mask the fullness of the rye. However, it might be unfair of me to criticize the beer in this regard, as it's meant to be a bitter, overly-hopped west-coast IPA.

M: Very good, like all SN beers. They really do a great job with the protein content of their beers. All the beers have good thickness (which varies based on the style). They've been in business for over 25 years, however, if my recollection of them is correct. It's no wonder, therefore, that they've perfected the mouthfeel of their beers.

O: A good IPA. I'll probably try more rye-based beers in the future. I'll probably try one with less hops, though, so I can get more of a rye-taste (the hops masked it somewhat).

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 00:53:29 | More by leantom
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 4,220 ratings.