Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,092
Reviews:
1,122
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
785
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice looking amber color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer has some nice hop aromas with the addition of the rye in there too. The taste of the beer had a pretty good balance of spicy rye with the fresh hop flavors. The mouthfeel of the beer was good, nice carbonation and drinkablity to it. Overall this beer wasn't too bad, I'd drink it again if I came across it and was in the mood to have it again.

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Photo of VonZipper
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of tmoreau713
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from my growler into a Duvel tulip. The beer is beautiful looking. It is clear and copper-colored with a huge head like a snowdrift. I don't know if bottles of this pour quite as well, but if they do then bravo. The nose is a bit subdued (not surprised considering that head), but I'm getting faint notes of fresh flowers and pine.

Nice, crisp rye flavor accompanied by a pretty aggressive hop profile. It's aggressive, but not overdone. I think hopheads must really like this beer. I wish it had a tiny bit more malt presence, but it's very good. The beer has a medium body and a really dry finish. If I was forced to compare this to my favorite rye beer (Founders Red's Rye), I would have to say this one comes up a bit short, but it's still excellent. I could drink this often and not get tired of it.

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a nice amber/ ruby red color. Very clear. Nice off white head lasted the whole glass. Nice lacing.

Aroma is nice and hoppy. Cascade hops for sure. Bit of caramel malt.

Taste is great. I love rye IPA's. It adds a smoothness. Nice hop bite in the finish. Nice hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavier than I like but not too bad. Nice carb.

Overall a great Rye IPA. Check it out if you get a chance.

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Photo of greybeardloon
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottled on February 3, 2012

A: Redish with a substantial head and lacing.

S: Mostly citric hops, but not all that pronounced.

T: Bitter citric and piney hops with a sweeter citrus hiding. The malt is a pleasantly fully and bread and faintly sweet. The finish is slightly dry and long.

M: Full and creamy.

O: Maybe I'm just not in the right mood for this beer right now, or maybe it wasn't stored very well, but it doesn't do much for me. That said, there's nothing bad about it. I'd rather have a Righteous.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Jeb37
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of LaPlaya
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up locally...enjoyed out of a founders snifter.

a - brew poured semi transparent amber with a HUGE frothy ipa off white head. super sticky lacing. lines are left showing every sip i took.

s - heavy rye earthness.

t - an assault of rye on my taste buds. fortunately, i like rye. this is very different since as an IPA the hops are invisible behind the rye explosion. earthy. enjoyable, but not in the traditional sense for an ipa. some of the classic hops are suggested in the background.

m - good carbonation, medium bodied.

o - overall, not your traditional ipa by any stretch of the imagination. rye explosion. if you like rye, you'll love it, if you don't, you'll hate it. ipa, it is not...RYEpa, it is.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of teromous
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very clean and transparent with lots of bubbles. The color is a dark shade of bronze with a red tint to it. There is a decent sized eggshell-color head that leaves lots of lacing. It looks perfect.

S: Not much scent to it...I get a minor acidic smell to it (hope that makes sense) and a light malt scent.

T: It tastes very good. There's a light rye flavor to the beer which is good, and it is pretty rich on malt and has a light smokey character to the flavor.

M: The mouthfeel is really good. The malty character seems like it would slip this away from being any kind of IPA, but the rye seems to work perfectly with the hops to bring a kind of "pinch" effect on the palate.

O: Overall I liked this beer regardless of what style it might be considered. If you're a fan of foods that have a rich savory flavor, this beer would suit you. I liked it, and I would drink it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of fsimcox
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color. Big white foamy head that stays firm for some time. A lot of lacing.

Smells of hops, citrus, rye, and a hint of pine. Some grapefruit notes in the background, a crisp scent, refreshing.

Taste is hops and creamy orange citrus, with some malty sweetness. Smooth upfront, with hops and a little citrus in the middle, a hop dry grapefruit finish. Hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is clean, smooth, and some carbonation in the finish.

I was pleasantly surprised by this IPA, very drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 5,092 ratings.
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