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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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a clear mahogany amber topped off with a soft nicotine white head. Nice patterns down the glass

grasssy hops with a bready malt. the bite of both hops and rye.

gentle sweetness to open that gives way to spicy pine and citrus hops and then the rye

A surge of carbonation initially gives way to the bittering bite of the finish. The aftertaste is more citrus

I'm enjoying the six pack I have, but would probably go elsewhere initially before repeating it again (which I will no doubt eventually do)

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

12oz bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a dark amber color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Retention is great. Lacing is extremely good.

S: Spicy rye is the strongest aroma - behind it, I get a nice amount of bready malts. Behind that, I get some hops, though they are a bit faint. Hops come in as slightly minty and dank.

T: Spicy rye is also very apparent in the flavor. Hops come in after that as piney and slightly herbal with a hint of mint.

M: On the thick side with strong carbonation.

O: I could use a bit more hop character for an IPA, but the malt bill is really nice. The hops I get in this are interesting, but I wish the aroma and flavor were a bit stronger.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 5,089 ratings.
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