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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4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- beer pours beautifully out of the bottle, and has a nice head and great dark amberish color.

S- The smell is great. a good clash between pine and citrus, but the pepper from the rye comes through on the end. definitely stays on character with an IPA scent

M- as an IPA guy, this is a great tasting and feeling beer, however the bitterness is a bit harsh. the website says the IBU's ar at 55, but it tastes like more.

T-As most rye beers go, the taste of the grain is slightly roasty and warm, but the piney citrus notes toward the end are very tasty.

O-Overall a great IPA. i would definitely drink a 6-pack of this.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- not sure how I screwed up the pour, (maybe the altitude?) but this came with a monster head, the golden orange amber was a sight to behold

Smell- does Sierra Nevada use cascade in every beer of theirs? Super-citrusy with a spiced rye side.

Taste- a bold sweetness well balanced by the hop oils but not oily. A light toastiness makes the bulk but light fruit flavors become noticeable.

Mouthfeel- mellow medium bodied, the malt smoothness is accentuated by a kick in hop crisp at the end.

Overall- Sierra Nevada kicks out another solid one. The rye isn't under nor over-played and keeps things complex.

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

Pours light copper with a nice two finger head. Smell is a lot of rye, black pepper, some pine, some orange, some dark fruits. Taste has a lot of rye, sharp peppercorn, nice hop presence, some lemon, finishes smokey. This is really good, I don't have a tonnofnexperience with ryePAs but I really liked this. It was very balanced and very drinkable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Ruthless Rye certainly has the look down; a body that mixes brown, orange and red is crowned with a towering head of light tan foam that has ridiculous retention and leaves behind some great lacing.

The aroma has a big dose of citrus, is a little bit spicy and has notes of caramel as well. Ruthless Rye is bright and citrus-flavored immediately, bringing the hop profile that I have come to expect from Sierra Nevada. Grapefruit, orange, hints of resin and just a touch of pine combine with considerable bitterness. The spicy, almost peppery rye flavors are noticeable without being overwhelming, with a little bit of caramel and even some powdery cocoa to back it up.

Slightly oily on the tongue with a fairly full body for an IPA. Ample carbonation gives a smooth and creamy feel.Ruthless Rye is a hoppy beer with rye in the background. If you like Sierra Nevada's other hoppy beers, then you will dig this one if you like rye.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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