Two-Headed Ruthless | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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27 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Rye IPA

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
27
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep and dark auburn, this had little head and lace. I was not quite sure what to make of it at first. Double the rye? Double IPA? Double all of it?

What ever it was supposed to be, this was much closer to what I wanted in a rye beer than the regular Ruthless Rye. The spice from rye stays mild while the malt and body give it plenty of backing and balance. Alcohol was hardly apparent considering, and could get dangerous.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at source.

A - deep auburn with slight off-white head. Low carbonation good lacing.

S - caramel malts, dark fruit maybe apricot dominates aroma. Some light n notes of piny hops.

T - caramel and bitter resin-like hops, followed by crispness and imparted bitterness og rye grain.

M - slight malt domination, very full and rich body. No astringency that could stick out with so much rye.

D - good, but could not drink more than ten oz in front of me. Very rich.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got a $6 pint at Meet the Brewer Night: Sierra Nevada at Zeitgeist for San Francisco Beer Week. Let me state that a pint gets the job done just fine!

The hue is a nice translucent brown with hints of red. Small off-white head, not much lace.

The stench, pine, floral and citrus with a heap of rye spice! Loving the rye hop combo. Alcohol also noticable.

Pine, grapefruit and rye are quickly followed by boozy heat. Great combo until it warms. The mouth is the same, fine until it warms. Rated it higher because I realized that this brew should have come in an eight ounce serving. I would have had zero complaints if served correctly.

Needs a year or two. That being said, watch out cause if the haves aged kegs next year I bet they'll be fantastic! Great double rye Sierra Nevada!

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Two-Headed Ruthless from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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