Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye

Thanks for stopping by everyone!  Tonight I am cracking open a bottle of this year's batch of Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye.  Sierra Nevada first released this beer nationwide last spring, and was, for the most part, received with superb reviews.  I picked up just one bottle this year to give it a try!
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
Ruthless Rye 2013
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Rye Beer
6.6% ABV
55 IBUs

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.
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
 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.  

Have you had Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Rye?  What did you think of it?  Let me know in the comments!

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