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ruthless rye vs. glissade

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by fartmaster, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. fartmaster

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    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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    I agree with you.
     
  3. NoLeafClover44

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    I preferred Glissade. I just wasn't very impressed with Ruthless Rye.
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of Ruthless Rye but I do like it better than Glissade.
     
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    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

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    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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    Ruthless all the way.
     
  8. beerFool28607

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    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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    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

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    Ruthless is a pretty tasty brew,never cared for or bought much of glissade.

    Cheers All.....
     
  11. kzoobrew

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    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.
     
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    Ruthless Rye in a landslide. I loved that beer and will be drinking it each year when it comes out.
     
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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

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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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    Ruthless was ok but I do miss Glissade.
     
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    I really like Ruthless. Glissade was decent.
     
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    I actually liked them both, but I will take a good rye beer like Ruthless over most styles.
     
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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.
     
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    Bring back Glissade. There are enough IPA's out there and some other styles are really underrepresented (i.e. maibock)
     
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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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    I liked Glissade. It was kind of like a "Pils bock." Pretty unique and tasty, too.
     
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    Very happy to have Ruthless over Glissade. Especially with no Noble Pilsner.
     
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    I enjoyed Glissade, but would always choose Ruthless Rye over it.
     
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    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

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    I'm not a fan of either.

    I'd actually prefer the old spring ESB.
     
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    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

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    like ruthless, prefer glissade.
     
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    Ruthless Rye is year round? I thought it was just seasonal?
     
  30. JoolyGoodFellow

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    Prediction: Ruthless gets dropped in 2013.
     
  31. tjensen3618

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    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."
    http://beeradvocate.com/community/t...hoptimum-ready-to-ship.1181/page-2#post-27459
     
  32. JoolyGoodFellow

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

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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!
     
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    Hands down. Ruthless Rye!
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    Ruthless Rye all the way. I thought Glissade was just ok.
     
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    I agree. They are playing it very safe.
     
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