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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPASierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
5,098 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kaseydad on 12-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,310
Reviews:
1,123
Ratings:
5,098
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
788
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,098 |  Reviews: 1,123
Photo of MGibbons
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -74.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of janubio
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a copper colour qwith a small head that fades soon, leaving a medium lace.Aroma of fruits, citrics, spices, resines. Medium body, average carbonation. Sweet at first but with a bitter finish.Taste of caramel, malts, herbs, spices.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of AMCPhD
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mountainman123
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADM_Crunch
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my go to's. From the best and one of the first truly great craft breweries. Sierra Nevada never fails especially when it comes to getting the best hop flavor. This beer looks beautiful and tastes even better. If you were skeptical about this one, don't be. This is a truly wonderful IPA from a brewery that knows what they're doing.

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Photo of dag1991
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Frenzeljr
4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerinabottle
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of _ascags
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rudy crisp brown with a thin tan head that dissipated somewhat but left lots of lacing and a thin tan film on the beer.

Smell has some aromas of orange, peach and mango with an undertone of spicy rye and pepper. The rye and malts become more pronounced as the beer warms.

Taste has notes of orange, mango, and a fruit like character initially giving way to a strong malt flavor with lots of spicy rye notes. As the beer warms the malts and rye become more pronounced. Overall the spicy pepper and rye notes tend to overpower the hops. I would have appreciated a bit more balance.

Feel had medium carbonation, but heavy, sort of sweet.

Overall a solid rye IPA. The balance skewed towards the malts/rye flavors at the expense of the hop, but it was still a decent tasting brew.

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

Photo of Inspector_Spacetime
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

L: 12 oz bottle (from 4 Way IPA pack) poured into standard pint glass. Thick pillowy, off-white head with impressive longevity and thick lacing. Color is a brilliantly clear copper. Looks delicious.

S: Hops are clean earth and citrus peel, with toasted malts and a little kick of rye spiciness.

T: Very focused on the rye spice, with earthy hops making a brief appearance.

F: Feels "big" without too much body. The rye packs a punch, and there is a touch of alcohol warmth as the beer approaches room temperature.

O: A very malt centered IPA, but still crisp and clean. One of the most rye-focused rye IPAs I've experienced.

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Photo of BLarson31
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wattie
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chef_Paul
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 5,098 ratings
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