Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
5,097 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kaseydad on 12-29-2011

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep orange with a touch of cardinal tint. A flat buff head quickly turns to a thin skim coating. Small speckled lace. Inside a fine misty effervesce.

S: Small presence of pepper and flowery citrus. Some light dry toasted grains, not much rye spiciness or strength overall.

T: Peppery toasted grains for flavor. Dry bittering citrus, with a strong peppercorn sense. Dry hopped really well, very pronounced, with some caraway seed and solvent alcohol character that seems to distract at times. Pungent bitterness upon the swallow.

M: The mouthful is tight with a bubbly sense of carbonation. Spicy dry peppercorns and alcohol dominate with a medium body.

O: Overall a rye that delivers a strong and pronounced peppery punch, but the other rye aspects seem to be masked by the strong peppery nature and solvent like alcohol tones. Abv% feels a bit higher with a spicy dry drinkability that no doubt will limit this in numbers. 1-2 is fine with me.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of bmwats
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Dark golden hue. Lots o' effervescence clings to the sides of the glass. Pours about a half finger, foamy, dirty white head. Settles fairly slowly, but leaves a nice blanket of foam on the surface. Sporadic lacing.

S: Pungent, mossy, piny nose. Maybe a little fresh bicycle tire in there.

T: Very hoppy, but really pungent. Slight woody, pine sappy, sort of thing.

M: Thick and hearty. Bites you in the front, and lingers throughout.

D: Gently sip this mouth puckering delight.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark intimidating appearance, decent head, and slight lacing. Nose is mossy and piny, but very full. Flavor is basic, but very well done... thick, hearty, and biting. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy copper colour, one finger of off white head, lots of lace left behind here. Smell is spicy and hoppy, lots of pineapple and grapefruit, tropical fruits, nice malt in there as well and a little more of the rye spiciness. Taste is malty and spicy initially, rey fairly prominent, lightly sweet, floral hop and pine, some juicy citrus, pineapple with more rye in the finish. Medium carbonation and body, good feel. Really nicely done, even at past its prime this held up an enormous amount of hops and a really good flavour.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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