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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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this several times, gave it a quick rating of 4, but I'm going for a review.

2013 vintage, poured into a perfect pint glass. Huge off-white, three-finger foam head, thins out to a clump of bubbly foam concentrated on the surface of the beer, in the center of glass, with some foam collecting near the edge. Some white webbed lacing. Deep ruby/copper/brownish color to the beer.

Honestly not getting a hugely noticeable hop presence on the nose, but it's still decent. It smells sharp and organic, malty backbone, with a hint of sweet spices.

I do get a nice rye-flavored pine hope profile though, with malt and sweet spices mixed in as well. It does have that quintessential SN flavor to it.

Feel is bitter, but enjoyable; smooth up front with a biting finish. It's not terribly smooth through and through.

Overall I like Ruthless Rye. It's different from what I usually go with, so I enjoy the change of pace. It's worth a try for those seeking something a little different, or Rye IPA folks as well. Cheers.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 5,091 ratings.
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