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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass

A- Poured a striking, bold amber. If there were such a thing as liquid rust, this would be what it would look like. Eye candy!

S- Nothing overwhelming or dominant. Pick up some toasty malts. A combo of peppery and piney notes. The Rye is noticeable but blended well with some faint citrusy hops. All in all pleasant to the nose but not outstanding.

T- Bitter hops far more noticeable on the palate than in the nose. Fairly inexperienced with Rye beers, but I am finding the spicy blend of Rye and Malts to be just what it needs to be, great balance. Very faint citrusy blend sifts through, as well as a good amount of caramel.

M- Body is light/medium, and quite smooth. Finishes a little on the dry side with a lingering peppery bitterness. A pretty easy brew to drink.

O- As earlier mentioned, not too well versed in this style, but what I found here was a brew with a decent amount of complexity with some pretty damn good flavor. Great balance and another fine brew from Sierra Nevada. Any hophead not familiar with rye forward beers looking to switch things up a little should give this a try. Cheers!

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Reviewed from notes.

A - Amber-orange with two fingers of foamy head. Lacing forms in rings as head recedes.

S - Grainy malt, pine resin, spiciness. Very fragrant.

T - Piney hops, spicy rye, slight pleasant alcohol warming sensation, lingering bitterness.

M - Light to medium body, lively carbonation.

O - Refreshing, drinkable, and a good representation of the style.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 5,092 ratings.
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