Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
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5,108 Ratings
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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Ratings: 5,108 |  Reviews: 1,124
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of YardmanFTB
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ruthless Rye IPA is different than the typical IPA. It still has the all of the alcohol percentage and IBUs of a regular IPA but it finishes extremely dry, in a good way. Many people I've shared this beer with feel that it exudes a strong hint of Marijuana. Marijuana is the cousin of the hop so it is not that crazy of a description.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark amber with plenty of suds and lots of lacing. Nice.

Smell: Rye, pepper and spices, and earthy hops.

Taste: Rye with a bready malt backbone, spice, and grassy/floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and medium bodied, with a bitter aftertaste.

The Verdict: Good stuff. It’s far from Sierra Nevada’s best, but it’s still better than the average rye brew. Smooth and complex, it’s hard to complain about, but rye IPAs aren’t for everyone.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of NiceTaps
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a brown color with red tones, the off-white colored, 1-plus finger head leaves a lot of sticky lacing. Carbonation is evident in this sturdy looking beer.

S- To me, the citrus hop aroma takes a big back seat to the pale and rye malts and the peppery spices. Some breadiness, woodiness, sweet fruit.

T- Big rye and pale malt profile, some caramel sweetness and lots of peppery spice. Citrus hop notes offer balance to the maltiness.

M- An agressive, full body. Good carbonation, some hop zing and a long spicy finish. This is a 'big beer' in flavor and feel.

O- More of a rye pale ale to me than an IPA, but that's no knock on this beer, I like it a lot. The malts and rye and pepper flavors trump the 55 ibus to my taste, the abv is also just right for drinkability.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of purdueracer
4.86/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an incredible beer. It has a unique flavor profile. It hits you hard with the hops and the rye. It finishes with a really nice dry aftertaste. It's a beer that you enjoy for a minute when you're done drinking. It is one of my favorite beers.

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 5,108 ratings
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