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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Photo of CookstLiquor
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours a brownish orange colour. (Tasting notes aside, this has a really striking label.) The nose is an interesting mix of bright citrus fruits like tangerine and lemon and grain. The rye really comes through on the palate. There's a strong dark rye bread flavour with some citrus notes and a spicy,hoppy finish. Good carbonation.

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Photo of Martinecu
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of neil2me
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of thechief16
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of losdizzel
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of LSx
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rgs0204
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Clear, dark orange body that sparkles like champagne with a fizzy white head that disappears quickly.

Smell - hops and more hops, light malt, citrus, and a touch of pepper.

Taste - Initial taste is lightly acidic with a light sweetness, but the finish is long and heavy, with a bearable bitter flavor reminding you that this is an IPA not a pale ale.

Mouthfeel - Fully body, smooth with a dry light fizz. The finish is chalky making the bitter finish sort of sit in the back of your throat.

Overall - This is a nice IPA to welcome the transition from Winter to Spring. There is little to no floral hints and the bitterness that is expected with big IPAs is hidden in the finish...but it is there. This is a very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of CincyTK
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of HerculesRM
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smells clean, subtle fresh cut pine. The tastes up front are nice piney bitters. The secondary flavours are booze, passion fruit and red currants. Beautiful red/copper colour with a thin white head. Refreshing and interesting. Well done, Mr. Grossman!

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Photo of J_Dub
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of greenbr
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of July2Nov
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bmurray10
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jrenihan
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer is amber with a bit of an orange tinge. Moderately-sized beige head. Pretty good retention.

Nose contains rye, caramel and citrus hops. Nice but a bit faint.

Taste contains caramel. spicy rye, pepper, fruit hops. Some grapefruit and orange.

Medium bodied, highly carbonated. Too carbonated for my tastes, but a good body. Chewy.

Overall, pretty good. I like the rye but the hops could be a bit more flavourful.

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Photo of jimbodude5
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Herky21
4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of comradekyle
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BlakeAM
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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