In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Ruthless Rye IPA

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.”