Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
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3.89/5
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5,145 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rugged and resilient, rye has been a staple grain for ages and its spicy black pepper-like flavor has been prized by distillers and brewers for centuries. Rye thrives in the harshest conditions and comes to life in Ruthless, a rugged IPA with fruity, citrus and herbal hop notes countered by the dry spiciness of the rye. Holding a steadfast balance between contrasting malt and hop character, Ruthless is bold enough to inspire even the most brazen hop head to bear down and embrace the flavor.

Added by kaseydad on 12-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,476
Reviews:
1,137
Ratings:
5,145
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
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111
Gots:
810
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Ratings: 5,145 |  Reviews: 1,137
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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adam36
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance is a golden orange-brown, mostly clear with no head whatsoever. The lacing is spotty but also leaves the rings as the beer is sipped. The aroma has mainly the rye and the hops with some light pine in there as well. The taste is peppery through the rye and hops coming through. The palate is light to medium with a dry aftertaste and finish with some light harshness on the tongue. This is a mostly drinkable beer. Overall, as a rye beer and as an IPA, whatever it is, I like it.

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Photo of mwvman
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monorailred
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emeyer
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Moondawggg69
4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

i don't even really like ryes very much but this is good.

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3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.79/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, copper, dark amber color. Fluffy cream head.
Taste is mildly to medium centennial, citrus hops notes. They use whole cone hops so on some sips it does have some bite but mostly mild. Bold and spicy rye flavor with a boost of hops and dry finish.
It's a perfect beer for the month of November, March, and April during a thunderstorm or bitter cold day, thus ruthless rye drink it when there's a storm.

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4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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02/21/13

AROMA: is rye, hops, orange rind.
LOOK: copper color. Big Head.
TASTE: Bitter/stale Hops, rye.
Smooth, but grainy finish
Pretty Good beer with a lot of flavor, some good, some not so good.
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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 5,145 ratings