Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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:
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Added by kaseydad on 12-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,089
Reviews:
1,121
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
782
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 5,089 |  Reviews: 1,121
Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gabe89
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyminor
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JRBaker84
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A mostly clear, dark Amber color but with a slight barely visible haze. The aroma is very nice when poured into the glass. I love the taste of this one, delicious ipa with cedar notes. Pretty good mouth feel that lingers for a bit but isn't too syrupy. Overall this is one of my favorites from the 4 way ipa variety pack.

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Photo of zoolou
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear bronze color with a frothy off-white head. Smells like peppery rye spice, some vegetal floral herbs, mild melon, citrus, grass, and dark tropical fruit. Taste is peppery rye spice, some melon, floral and vegetal herb notes, some grass, with mild tropical fruit. Feels light and creamy with low carbonation. Overall a unique and interesting Rye IPA.

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Photo of Jlabs
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of starkdog24
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mobrado
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimboothdesigns
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. purchased in the 4 Way IPA 12 pack. Pours a beautiful orange blossom honey in color with a quickly disappearing head. The smell is fantastic, a wonderful combination of rye and hops. Taste is just as wonderful with a little bitterness in the middle and some rye in the finish and when I belch, its definitely an IPA.

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Photo of JayRichter44
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kinmundy77
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sankykid
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Look is a dark wooden amber with a thin light tan head.

A lot of that dry rye aroma a slight pepperiness. Caramel note at the end.

Lots of smooth rye with a strong malt balance. Not much on the hops.

Very good beer over all.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours an amber red-brown with a medium creamy head. The aroma gives me melon rind, apple, pomegranite, pear, and dead grass. The flavor leads with soft, rounded melon and pear, with a slightly spicy finish of cinnamon and cedar. The mouthfeel is quite full and sticky. Overall this is a decadent and rich beer with some very unique flavors.

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Photo of Kettle1
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffreywt
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bit of pine and citrus from the hops get mixed with a black pepper and spicy rye taste. I've found I enjoy rye beers and this is one of my favorites at the moment. I wish I could get it in a six pack instead of just in the 4-way sampler.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, brown similar to an iced tea. A nice, white foamy head sits on top and leaves behind a pretty good amount of lace. Rye malts and piney hops sit in the nose. A sweet, malty taste opens up and then leads into a slightly bitter hop taste, before being slashed and settled by the rye. Great taste, and kept well in check. Mouth feel is pretty good. Maybe a bit flat for an IPA, but very good. It's easy and a pleasure to drink. Overall, great IPA. Very palatable, even for someone who doesn't care much for IPAs.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Classic rye ale, exhibiting all the things you love about rye -- a sort of deep, rich maltyness, some spice/bite, and a bit of earth. Throw in some backing bittering hops and a slight citrus undercurrent, and you've got a good thing going. Really nice feel, too, creamy, full, satisfying. Classic indeed.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look - A dark amber type color, clear in appearance
Smell - Spice, floral, hints of grapefruit/citrus
Taste - Peppery rye spice, some citrus, some floral notes, burnt toast, earthy

Overall - Not a huge rye IPA guy myself and this one doesn't necessarily make me change my mind either. Decent/drinkable but wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 5,089 ratings.
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