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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

Discussion in 'New England' started by dfecteau, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. dfecteau

    dfecteau Advocate (610) Massachusetts Jun 10, 2009 Verified

    Hello BA,

    Has anyone seen Ruthless Rye around yet in Eastern Mass? Not sure when it was supposed to hit stores, but seeing that most of the Celebration Ale is gone, I figured it should be soon.

  2. Redstone just posted they got some in today!
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  3. Celebration is gone? Seriously? This is worse than the sam adams spring pack release.
  4. MarkF150

    MarkF150 Savant (400) Massachusetts Feb 9, 2009 Verified

    Julios has cases
  5. Its so awesome that the long harsh winter is over and spring is finally here. I'm going to tune up my lawnmower this weekend.
  6. dfecteau

    dfecteau Advocate (610) Massachusetts Jun 10, 2009 Verified

    Really? No reason to be a DB. Just seeing if it was out yet. Oh yeah, I forgot, your above this. My bad. Nice helmet!
  7. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Oct 3, 2008

    Don't think it was a shot at you, but more directed at the ever-increasing early arrival of seasonal beers.
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  8. Looking forward to doing some spring yardwork tomorrow ....plant some flowers, put down some mulch, then relax with some Ruthless on the porch while tending to the smoker.
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  9. jamvt

    jamvt Advocate (590) Massachusetts Aug 5, 2005 Verified

    It's their Q1 release. It's Q1 right?
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  10. dumpman

    dumpman Savant (310) Rhode Island Feb 6, 2010 Verified Subscriber

    mass on mass crime.
  11. Wow it took 6 posts before someone got all pissey. Must be everyone's new years resolution to not jump down someone's throat for no reason
  12. I saw it at Trader Joe's in West Hartford, CT last week.
  13. aibkstaff

    aibkstaff Aficionado (205) New York Aug 17, 2005

    You know Sierra Nevada stole the name Ruthless Rye IPA from Barrier Brewing, and they stole the name Narwhal from Narwhal brewery. What a company... Full of unoriginal DB's
  14. We have both Celebration and Ruthless Rye at Acton Wine & Spirit Co.
  15. Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Weisse: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/140/5436

    First reviewed in 2006. Barrier Brewing established in 2010, so Barrier obviously stole the Ruthless moniker from Sierra Nevada.
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  16. Well done, well played, and owned.

    Seriously... Ruthless? Yeah, like that's some super original name anyway.
    And SN = "unoriginal DBs"?? Spoken by someone who has NO f'ing clue about craft beer history.
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  17. Well, imo they have become followers in the industry and the marketing department seems to be sailing the ship these days, but the DB designation is a bit harsh.
  18. One could certainly make that case. Me, I'd partially agree.

    But yeah, calling a brewery like SN "unoriginal DBs", even based on false info and lack of research (nice work aibkstaff!), just shows ignorance.

    Oh, and Ruthless Rye is pretty good this year. Nothing amazing, but a solid, worthwhile rye beer.
  19. hudsonvalleyslim

    hudsonvalleyslim Savant (400) Massachusetts May 29, 2003 Subscriber

    A classic brew is a classic brew. Tastes may change, but, in my opinion, Sierra delivers top-shelf brews at a reasonable price. And I'm buying in New England. Sadly, beer, like wine, is in the hands of the marketers. The uninitiated will purchase craft beer by price. I heard it out of Sam Calagione's mouth at a brewfest in Boston some years back. I suppose it'll settle at what the market will bear, but I love that Sierra delivers high quality that a blue collar guy can enjoy.

    PS - Bringin' a keg of the SN Pale to the Super Bowl party!
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