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Sierra Nevada Two Headed Ruthless Rye

Sierra Nevada Two Headed Ruthless Rye
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30
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
On tap at the Torpedo Room in Berkeley. Pours clear amber with a light tan head. Citrus and resin hops up front with a crystal malt finish. Nice lasting bitterness. Too much iced tea for my palate though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Keg @ CBC Islington. Deep toffee color with a tight off-white head. Plenty of caramel and pine resin on the nose. Some summery fruits, strawberry and nectarine. Cake. The rye comes through on the flavor. Pretty peppery and dry. More wood. Caramel and a bit of dirty unwashed nuts. Full, slightly oily. Moderate carbonation. Decent, though not an improvement on the original.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Keg at CBC Islington - London. Pours clear, deep russet with a toght, foamy tan head. The nose has some grainy bread, ripe orange, juicy pine, alcohol, berries. Medium sweet flavor with aggressive alcohol, strong bitter pine, light toasted grass, grain husks, berry skins, orange rind. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Hot finish with astringent pine and dry wood bitterness, leaves, earth, dried grains, ripe berries. Heavy, unbalanced, aggressively bitter. I am struggling to find something to like in this beer. Not a fan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 Keg at CBC N1. It pours clear deep red-amber with a small beige head. The nose is pine, resin, brown bread, light spice, toffee, peach and papaya. The taste is bitter, pine, resinous, light spice, toffee, oily, brown bread, soft fruits, peach, apricot and decent alcohol heat with a lingering bitter finish. Medium + body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Flavoursome enough but perhaps a touch hot and viscous. Fairly hefty stuff, but I still didn’t have a problem finishing it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Teddlet (10) - Magalia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Mild passion fruit nose rolling with some malt notes, sweet spiced raisin, that melds to a round malt cleanness for a moment before the rye spice comes back with a slight resin hop bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8426) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
[ Keg ][ Brewbies 2014 ][ 4oz ][ Brewbies Flared Mini Pint ][ Free ][ 3/1/14 ]
>> Clear red, weak foam. Nose is sweet, overripe melon, papaya. Taste is juicy, spicy, raw malty with hoppy power bite. Spicy ginger, sage. Love the rye character. Rich, juicy palate with candied papaya.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2262) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery.This is a huge resiny rye IIPA. Thick, spicy, resiny, pine, citrus. This is to big for me to enjoy a full pint. Weaning alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy rye aroma with hints of grapefruit. Fruity malty rye hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Draft. Bronze beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light earth. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light earth and light malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours ruby with a decent beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a strong rye flavor, more bitter than sweet, and earthy with a fruity finish. Very complex and tasty. A step up from the Ruthless.


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