Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

very good
5,094 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kaseydad on 12-29-2011

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5,094 |  Reviews: 1,122
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of miadw3
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Ctruskey
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nothunder
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jgbiggs
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of tbunting75
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of David1492
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of IpaSipa
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Aewachiw
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of johntandlich
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured this American IPA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear copper color, produced a very nice off white head, great retention and it left a very nice amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of spicy rye and piney hops. Medium in body, the foundation of this ale consisted of spicy rye and a decent amount of earthy hops. Overall the balance is a bit off, more spicy rye then bitter hops but a decent example of the style.

 452 characters

Photo of BTFU
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Huffaroma
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Ruby red with excellent foam and lacing.

Smell: Rye and black pepper. It could have been a bit stronger for me.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Rye and a hint of licorice. Thick mouthfeel that falls flat. Very syrupy.

Overall Drinkability: Not my favoriate rye, nor my favorite Sierra Nevada.

 292 characters

Photo of dphillips
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Devilman
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden/dark orange color with a frothy white head. Leaves a ton of lacing. Smells of citrus, a lot of lemon in there, and grain. Mouthfeel is similar, but the rye is very pronounced. A bit of spiciness in the finish. Overall, a pretty good IPA, but not even near the best out there.

 290 characters

Photo of saucy626
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Jason1337
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Andrew041180
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of stjjoseph87
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev +2%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.