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Two-Headed Ruthless - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Two-Headed Ruthless
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

26 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double Rye IPA

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-26-2013 13:28:13 | More by t0rin0
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

03-04-2013 20:47:24 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-10-2013 02:07:24 | More by SocalKicks
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-08-2014 05:38:49 | More by GClarkage
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popery

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-11-2013 17:07:08 | More by popery
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-16-2013 05:26:13 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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AgentMunky

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Served in a snifter at Harry's Hofbrau.

A: No head. Deep, ruddy auburn. Translucent, and gorgeously so.

S: Huge astringent hops. Smells like weed or whole hop cones. Fresh hopped? Pine, tangerine, grapefruit, and bitter resin.

T/M: I love it. Resiny, yes, but interesting, hoppy, and compelling. Good carbonation keeps the mouthfeel spicy and sharp, and the finish is pleasantly bitter. Honestly, this tastes like a slightly less intense Hoptimum with a healthy dose of spicy rye and slightly more sweet. I heartily approve.

O: If you see it, dry it. Dry and bitter, but thoroughly enjoyable. Would have again and again. I hope it's bottled some day.

02-16-2013 03:02:16 | More by AgentMunky
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CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-02-2013 17:08:52 | More by CoolEthan
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-11-2014 16:29:07 | More by mc4z
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +21.1%

04-24-2014 23:06:56 | More by CEDAMA
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JoelClark

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-03-2014 20:00:17 | More by JoelClark
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

Got a $6 pint at Meet the Brewer Night: Sierra Nevada at Zeitgeist for San Francisco Beer Week. Let me state that a pint gets the job done just fine!

The hue is a nice translucent brown with hints of red. Small off-white head, not much lace.

The stench, pine, floral and citrus with a heap of rye spice! Loving the rye hop combo. Alcohol also noticable.

Pine, grapefruit and rye are quickly followed by boozy heat. Great combo until it warms. The mouth is the same, fine until it warms. Rated it higher because I realized that this brew should have come in an eight ounce serving. I would have had zero complaints if served correctly.

Needs a year or two. That being said, watch out cause if the haves aged kegs next year I bet they'll be fantastic! Great double rye Sierra Nevada!

02-16-2013 04:31:40 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-04-2013 00:55:22 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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MisterClean

California

3.79/5  rDev -8.2%

On tap at source.

A - deep auburn with slight off-white head. Low carbonation good lacing.

S - caramel malts, dark fruit maybe apricot dominates aroma. Some light n notes of piny hops.

T - caramel and bitter resin-like hops, followed by crispness and imparted bitterness og rye grain.

M - slight malt domination, very full and rich body. No astringency that could stick out with so much rye.

D - good, but could not drink more than ten oz in front of me. Very rich.

03-13-2013 20:02:26 | More by MisterClean
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kaseydad

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-09-2014 18:58:01 | More by kaseydad
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hayesjw

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-15-2014 12:45:09 | More by hayesjw
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watermelonman

California

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

Deep and dark auburn, this had little head and lace. I was not quite sure what to make of it at first. Double the rye? Double IPA? Double all of it?

What ever it was supposed to be, this was much closer to what I wanted in a rye beer than the regular Ruthless Rye. The spice from rye stays mild while the malt and body give it plenty of backing and balance. Alcohol was hardly apparent considering, and could get dangerous.

06-11-2013 06:26:12 | More by watermelonman
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kdown

California

3/5  rDev -27.4%

02-16-2013 23:33:21 | More by kdown
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-28-2013 21:52:08 | More by DMc8ride
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Spaz7

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-24-2013 21:06:16 | More by Spaz7
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Swervine44

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-16-2013 05:45:07 | More by Swervine44
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Vigilante

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-23-2013 19:39:23 | More by Vigilante
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SamuelR

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-06-2014 04:34:15 | More by SamuelR
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MattSlem

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-28-2013 19:21:41 | More by MattSlem
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scottgoblue314

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-17-2014 20:00:29 | More by scottgoblue314
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Two-Headed Ruthless from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.