Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Ruthless Rye IPA
What the brewers say
Rye thrives in the harshest conditions and comes to life in Ruthless, a spicy and rugged IPA with fruity, citrus, and herbal hop notes balanced with the dry spiciness of the rye, making the beer aggressive yet comforting to bolster against whatever the winter winds may bring.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Slightly dank aroma with peppery and earthy notes. Didn’t catch much rye spiciness in the aroma, but enough citrus and pine to reinforce the ‘IPA’ designation.”
Flavor: “Nice grain sweetness without being husky. The malt profile defines this beer, with just enough hop flavor for balance. Nice dry finish.”
Overall: “The body on this beer is perfect for an IPA. It’s a complete beer, where the malt bill matters as much as the hop additions. It finished with a comforting warmth.”