backdaft (278) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2012 Bottle. Pours a deep copper color with pretty decent off-white head and some thin lacing. Aroma is of hops and spicy rye. Taste is bitter piney hops, a strong rye character, and maybe some pepper. Overall a nice beer.
maximum12 (24) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Recently picked up a six-pack of this brew: really excited to have a (potentially) good year-round rye available in these parts in addition to Red’s Rye. Here’s to hoping this one fits the bill.
Pour is light copper, scattered carbonation & a healthy baby head. Nose promises good things. Light rye & accompanying spiciness, wry hops, slight breadiness. Not a bad way to start an experience.
Ruthless Rye is on the doughy end of the rye spectrum. Rye bread knots dominate the taste, with a dusting of light spices in the flour. Bitter hops that slip from earthy to piney light up the middle of a pull, then an unexpected slap of roast & pepper mixes with the other stuff to form a nice, lively back-end. Very lively, & a pleasure to sip. Quickly.
This isn’t the grand slam I was hoping for, but I’ll take a rye double into the corner any time. Very good rye that really pulls all the ingredients together into a spicy, hoppy, tasty whole. I’ll come back to this one again, my favorite Sierra Nevada regular offering to date.
csaso (1768) - Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - small thick head, dark orange/amber color, nice big hop aroma and flavor balanced well with sweet rye malts - very good beer
Sammer (1095) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasantly surprised by this one. Deep rye flavor, with hints of citrus and grass. Really nice.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of citrus hop; excellent luscious pour with lacy frothy head; taste is nice marriage of high alpha hops, spicy bitterness from rye, and malts; nice brew!
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice deep copper color with an off-white head and plenty of lacing. The aroma has some citrusy hops along with some rye spice. The flavor is mostly citrus up front with the rye spice making up the aftertaste with a slight sweetness.
Arayaga2 (1930) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep honey color with an inch of rock-solid tan head. Aroma is citrus with a secondary note of peppered meat. Taste has that too, with deep, pithy, almost tannic bitterness and robust bready malt into the finish. $2/12oz
Amco (34) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cooper pour with a light head. Taste of spices and hops, medium body with a bitter end.
JStax (3975) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a translucent copper with a nice crop of white foam. Good head retention and splotchy lacing. Aroma is sweet and citrus hops. Taste is mildly bitter. All around this is a good beer.
dionysus (1473) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours copper with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with definite notes of rye and a good dose of sticky citrus/floral hops. Flavor shows light caramel, grainy rye, grass, pine, and pepper. Overall boyd is moderate and the finish is moderately bitter/spicy.