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Ruthless Rye IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Ruthless Rye IPA

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Overall: 8.00/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 8.00/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Amber Ale

ABV: 6.60%

Season: Winter

Have Another: 100%

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  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Amber-Brown
  • Pours a clear amber brown color with frothy two finger white head. Good retention on the head with thick sticky lacing starting before the first sip.

    The aroma is a blend of sweet malt and rye with a spice character along side a light citrus hop.

    The taste is interesting and not what I was expecting. It took me a few sips on this beer before my palate was acclimated to the flavors and the bitterness. Starts with a sweet caramel malt and works into a blend of rye and bitter citrus grapefruit hops. In the finish I notice some citrus orange and a light peppery spice. A nice bitterness and malty aftertaste.

    Light to medium body with a medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

    A nice offering from Sierra Nevada. Refreshing and different with a very drinkable character. Once my palate was acclimated to the bitterness, I found this beer very enjoyable and tasty. The rye adds that little something extra to this beer making it standout in the crowded world of IPA's. Try one!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 00:53:37
  • Tasted: Thursday, June 28, 2012
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
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