Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

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

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

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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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2.91/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

The colour is amber-brown (25 EBC), the liquid clear. IT is darker than most IPAs. The two finger head slowly sinks down, leaving little lacing on the glass.

The smell is hoppy, but not very bitter. Rustic wood-like note sand caramel, some dried citric fruits and crisp bread. Some alcohol is present. It is bit raw and harsh, but in a good way.

The taste is bitter and not-that-sweet. Distinct notes of rye crispbread and fresh oak casks. Some mature, almost dried, citric notes. Tart notes in the background. Medium body. The aftertaste is rather raw and harsh. Malty flavours, somewhat sour. Medium bitterness with a harsh alcoholic edge. The finish is sweet with raw alcoholic notes.

The carbonation is mild, the many small bubbles are smooth and short-lived. The liquid is smooth.

Way too harsh for me.

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Photo of ColdWaffles
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye

Reviewed from notes from Spring. Poured from a 12 oz into a standard pint.

Appearance: Nice clear copper color with a foamy, resilient off-white head. 4.5/5

Smell: Grassy hops, rye and a nice zesty/spicy scent. 4/5

Taste: Maltier than the scent lead on. Nice balance of hops, citrusy but certainly not overwhelming. Somewhat earthy. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied ale with maybe a tiny bit more carbonation than I'd like, but overall good. 3.75/5

I tend to enjoy the style and this doesn't let me down. Love the awesome head too. 4/5

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 5,094 ratings.
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