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

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Added by kaseydad on 12-29-2011

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.17/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured out a clear, coppery color that appeared a bit burnished. Two fingers of pale yellow head. Good retention and lacing that draped along the sides of the glass.

S: Not overwhelming here. A little bit of floral hops and grapefruit with a predominant lame yeast smell.

T: Flavor is heavy on floral hops and dank pine. A hint of grapefruit and a spicy kick on the finish. The initial taste is on the bitter side, but the malt body shows up just enough to give it some balance.

M: Pretty typical medium body with medium carbonation. A little stickiness.

O: Pretty much what I would expect from a Sierra Nevada beer. It's a middle of the road beer that seems like it is being held back from greatness. Some more hop flavor and aroma would make this beer top notch.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass gives a large, creamy, tan head. Beer is amber/copper with hints of red, gold, and brown. Head settles down to a small, slightly rocky cap, before falling to a film on top with heavy lacing. Smells of peppery rye, licorice, and a touch of light caramel malt, and just a hint of resin. Not getting much IPA/hoppy nose here.

Taste follows the nose, too my slight dissapointment. Getting a good deal of great rye flavors, but missing the hops/citrus expected from a SN IPA. There is a bit of a citrus/resinous finish however. Mouthfeel is just a bit lighter than heavy, with medium/high carbonation, just the right amount of chewiness. In my opinion a very good beer, but not as much flavor as hoped on the IPA side of things.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 5,091 ratings.
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