Brewsday Tuesday: Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
Name: Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
Brewed by: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Style/ABV: American IPA / 6.6%
Appearance: Pours a warm copper color with a nice one finger cream colored head. Head retention is good and there is a nice amount of lacing as the beer disappears from my glass.
Smell: Sweet malts, some spiciness from the rye and a nice amout of citrus from the hops.
Taste: Opens up with some nice malt flavors, moves into some spice and finishes with a good punch of grapefruit. The rye tones are present throughout. Gosh this is tasty!
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Another winner from Sierra Nevada! I really love the way the spiciness of the rye interacted with the malt sweetness and grapefruit flavors from the hops. This was a very interesting beer, and I was sad I only picked up one from Market Square Liquors.
Final Grade: A