Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye

Sierra-Nevada-Ruthless-RyeName: Ruthless Rye

Brand: Sierra Nevada

Brewer: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)

Region: Chico, California USA

Alcohol/Vol: 6.6%

Brewer’s Description:

Ruthless IPA is brewed with this rustic grain for refined flavors – combining the peppery spice of rye and the bright citrusy flavors of whole-cone hops to create a complex ale for the tumultuous transition to Spring.

Ruthless Rye IPA Review:

Ruthless Rye pours copper in color, with a two finger width white head. There is great head retention, which leaves a gorgeous, thick lacing on the glass. Ruthless Rye has tons of grapefruit in the aroma, with a little pine thrown in. Taking some sips, there is more grapefruit, pine, lemon, caramel, and maybe a little spice from the rye, but I may be imagining it. I would say the body on Ruthless Rye is a little heavier than medium. Carbonation seems average, and there is a resinous quality to each sip I take. Overall: A good beer, but I was surprised at how little rye there was in the aroma and flavor. I would buy it again if I wanted a good IPA, but not if I was looking for a rye beer.

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