ruthless rye vs. glissade

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  1. fartmaster

    fartmaster Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2011 California

    do you wish they would bring back Glissade, or is Ruthless Rye better?

    I know their completly different styles, but i would say Ruthless Rye wins.
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  2. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    I agree with you.
  3. NoLeafClover44

    NoLeafClover44 Crusader (701) Feb 24, 2011 Delaware
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    I preferred Glissade. I just wasn't very impressed with Ruthless Rye.
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  4. muletrane

    muletrane Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I'm not a huge fan of Ruthless Rye but I do like it better than Glissade.
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  5. strictly4DK

    strictly4DK Initiate (103) Mar 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I like anytime there's another well distributed bock so I'm going to agree with you. But Ruthless Rye was mighty tasty.
  6. JoolyGoodFellow

    JoolyGoodFellow Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012

    I think Ruthless is pretty bad, whereas Glissade was good. Not enough American bocks in the market. Otter Creek has made a fine and even cheaper replacement.
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  7. TenHornsProud

    TenHornsProud Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2010 Colorado

    Ruthless all the way.
  8. beerFool28607

    beerFool28607 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 North Carolina

    Ruthless wins..and I really like it! Probably drank more ruthless than anything else since it came out. At about a buck a bottle, ~7%, and a ton of flavor..awesome 'everyday' beer.
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  9. Thads324

    Thads324 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    Not crazy about either, but glissade was a better option for me. Ruthless just wasn't my thing, although I think it's here to stay after the positive reviews on it
  10. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (606) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Ruthless is a pretty tasty brew,never cared for or bought much of glissade.

    Cheers All.....
  11. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Meyvn (1,167) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Glissade was a solid beer, I did enjoy it but the style does not excite me. I am not going to be buying a lot of Ruthless but given the choice between the two I am almost always picking Ruthless.
  12. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,241) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Ruthless Rye in a landslide. I loved that beer and will be drinking it each year when it comes out.
  13. sendsilk

    sendsilk Defender (642) Aug 31, 2007 Florida
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    I found Glissade to be good for the style, but the style is extremely boring to me personally. I love the spicy pepper notes in Ruthless Rye and have been drinking it regularly since it came out.
  14. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,614) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Ruthless all the way. There's very little rye beer in our market, & having another tasty one year-round is excellent.
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  15. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

  16. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Ruthless was ok but I do miss Glissade.
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  17. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2011 Illinois

    I really like Ruthless. Glissade was decent.
  18. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (4,253) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts
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    I actually liked them both, but I will take a good rye beer like Ruthless over most styles.
  19. smokeypeat

    smokeypeat Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2010 Maryland
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    I'm on a rye beer kick and I found Ruthless to be solid with a great price point. Stuff seemed to go pretty quick around here compared to Glissade too so I'd be surprised if it wasn't a better seller overall for Sierra Nevada. Cool packaging probably didn't hurt.
  20. djs467

    djs467 Initiate (190) Mar 1, 2011 Colorado
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    Bring back Glissade. There are enough IPA's out there and some other styles are really underrepresented (i.e. maibock)
  21. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Crusader (703) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    I enjoyed both beers, but if I had to choose I would go for Glissade. A very good example of an underrepresented style
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  22. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,244) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I liked Glissade. It was kind of like a "Pils bock." Pretty unique and tasty, too.
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  23. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (2,714) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    Very happy to have Ruthless over Glissade. Especially with no Noble Pilsner.
  24. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I enjoyed Glissade, but would always choose Ruthless Rye over it.
  25. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    I always like a good bock, but Glissade just didn't do it for me (though I really liked the name). I think Ruthless was a good replacement and really solidifies Sierras seasonal rotation. They're now one of the few breweries that I won't skip a season on because all 4 are really solid and cover a nice variety of styles. Add in some of the other annual releases like Bigfoot, and it's easy to see where a lot of my beer money is going.
  26. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    I'm not a fan of either.

    I'd actually prefer the old spring ESB.
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  27. STKPICR0720

    STKPICR0720 Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2011 Alabama

    Ruthless Rye did have some tasty, tasty notes to it. It also seemed fresher to me for some reason. Maybe the fact that it got popular really quick and was ordered a little more frequently. I loved the Ruthless Rye and can't wait til next year to get it again. I also cannot wait to here more about this new hop that was used. I also think it was created by Sierra (the hop).
  28. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,456) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    like ruthless, prefer glissade.
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  29. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    Ruthless Rye is year round? I thought it was just seasonal?
  30. JoolyGoodFellow

    JoolyGoodFellow Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012

    Prediction: Ruthless gets dropped in 2013.
  31. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    Your prediction already looks wrong...
    from sierranevadabill
    "The main hop character in Ruthless for example is an experimental variety as well. Ruthless was a blockbuster for us this year so we're going to work on making sure that hop stays in production."
  32. JoolyGoodFellow

    JoolyGoodFellow Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012

    New intros always get a boost from the intro factor. Bill also said that Glissade did very well on year one, and not that it declined in year 2, but that it simply did not grow.
  33. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,972) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    According to the SN web site it's seasonal. And we just ruined Max12's day.
  34. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    And my day lol i thought they decided to make it year round.

    Looks like ill have to get a case of it before it is done
  35. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,614) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Yes you did...but now I'm forewarned, & will make sure to stock up before it drops away for the year!
  36. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    Hands down. Ruthless Rye!
  37. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,560) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    I'd actually go with Glissade, although I can take it or leave it. Ruthless Rye is really nothing special, especially compared to Torpedo and Celebration.

    They should try something new, like a Belgian IPA..
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  38. Seanvino

    Seanvino Aspirant (248) Jan 5, 2009 California

    I like them both and wish they could fit both into their rotation. If I had my way though I'd bring back the Pale Bock in place of Glissade.
  39. Blackwing17

    Blackwing17 Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2009 Ohio

    Ruthless Rye all the way. I thought Glissade was just ok.
  40. JoolyGoodFellow

    JoolyGoodFellow Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012

    I agree. They are playing it very safe.
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