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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
BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
5,100 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kaseydad on 12-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,414
Reviews:
1,123
Ratings:
5,100
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
789
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,100 |  Reviews: 1,123
Photo of nlmartin
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was served in a imperial pint glass.

A- The body of the beer is a thick white coloration with long retention. Sticky lacing clings to the sides of my glass.

S- The beer has a nice earthy spicyness from the rye malt. Citrus and grassy hoppyness climbs right out of the glass and greets my nose.

T- The flavor of the beer has an assertive hoppyness nice grapefruit and lemon, grass slams into spicy rye notes.

M- The body of the beer is medium. Nice creamy carbonation. Long lasting bitterness finishes the beer.

O- I am really enjoying this beer particularly for the price point. $7.00 for the 6 pack. Well done I will pick another sixer of this beer up.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Braz
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells of resin and some citrus. A little zest as well. Body is a clear ruby bronze, thick fluffy white cloud like head. Sustains well. Just the right amount of malt sweetness. Clean bitterness with a touch of citrus making for a fresh taste. Body is well carbonated and velvety. Good overall IPA. Not a hop showoff by any means, just a well done enjoyable offering.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours orange with a patchy off-white head. Ridges and chunks of foam cling to the glass. The aroma is a wonderful mix of fruity, juicy hop notes with emphasis on the grapefruit. The taste is of grapefruit, peach and floral hops intertwined with a doughy malt base and a little bit of rye (or hop?) spiciness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. bitterness but also malts linger in the long finish.

This is a great IPA. Lots of hop nuance and great balance with malts. I highly recommend this quaffable stuff.

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Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of moarmare
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kdivers
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phelps
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a shaker at Tops.

Texas orange, mostly clear. One finger of head is frothy and very sticky, depositing thick walls of lace.

I smell armpit — but in a good way. Some dankness, orange peel, a touch of grass, some caramel and sharp rye spice.

In the flavor: orange peel, a touch of dank and alcohol stickiness, some grass, a very small amount of rye. Some toasted biscuits and crackers also emerge, along with a touch of burnt sugar at the swallow. Super clean, slightly drying finish.

Medium high, pinching carbonation. The body’s a a nice, smooth medium. Soft fizz, no booze. Like I said, clean and snappy.

Ruthless Rye is tasty, but far from the unmerciful hop and rye bomb the name implies. In fact, it could use a little more of both.

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Photo of gonzo000
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of yergermeister
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of delta490
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a deep ruddy amber with a big creamy white head. The head has great retention and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is lackluster, with some slight earthy hops and a little hint of the rye. The taste is a little bit better, mirroring and amplifying the aromas components. The mouthfeel is nice, a little heavier and mostly smooth with just a hint of bite from the hops as it finishes. Overall, I'm glad I tried it but I probably won't go for it again.

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Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kodt
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of AdamP
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of grittybrews
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark orange amber with a finger of off-white head. Nice aroma of spicy bread, pine, and grapefruit.

Moderate carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Mild toffee and toasty bread up front with grapefruit, pepper, and lingering pine on the finish.

The rye is subtle but definitely present; this one is really well-balanced, relatively dry, and pleasant to sip. Very nice!

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Photo of ajzy
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of soju6
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a rusty/ copper color with a good head and nice lacing.

S: Aroma of hops citrus and grain, primarily rye. There is also a bit of fruit sweetness in the background.

T: Starts with a nice bitterness with a nice touch of rye. There is a bit of fruit and spice that lurks in the background and a clean finish.

F: Fairly light body, smooth and refreshing. the blend of the rye and hops is not overpowering and balanced very well.

O: Easy drinker, much better than I expected. Another solid offering from the brewer.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 5,100 ratings
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