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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Typical SN obscure dating. 6-pack purchased at Kroger (Charlottesville) for $7.29.

A: Very clear copper with 1-2 fingers of big-bubbled, ivory head with good stickiness and craggy lacing all down the glass.

S: Spicy and slightly dirty rye with citrus and pine hoppiness dominate the aroma

T: The flavor is really interesting and smooth with moderate bitterness. The spicy rye from the aroma slides elegantly into the herbal, honeysuckle character of the hopping, which is moderately floral but also pretty complex with resin, pine, orange and lemon citrus, and earthy components. The maltiness has a slight amount of light-to-medium crystal malt sweetness which works pretty well with the herbal, earthy hops and rye notes.

M: Smooth and moderately carbonated. Body is light-to-medium with a good tacky quality.

O: A really nice beer from SN (again). While it isn't a beer of the year candidate, it is very good and has plenty of complexity and subtlety built into the the hopping to keep it interesting. SN is masterful at providing a balanced yet interesting brew. This fits that bill very well.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Noxious26
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured in a pint glass. Got this one in Hawaii in Feb but just getting around to reviewing.

Big beige 1 inch head on the pour with lots of sticky lacing. Nice copper orange amber colour and a little hazy.

Aroma is nicely balanced between hops and malt. Citrusy, sweet, a little flowery and some caramel,

Well balanced flavour of malt with caramel and citrusy hops with a bit of spicy rye bite. Really enjoyable.

Medium bodied and smooth but the rye gets to me after a while. Reallly enjoyed these on a nice warm evening on oahu in february.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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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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