SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Pours clear copper with a large, fluffy white head. Smells both spicy and bitter, a solid malt base supported by a plethora of hops. Tastes spicy from the rye, bitter from the hops, and all around fantastic. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and decent mouth-carbonation, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA finishes with a blend of spicy and bitter that leaves you wanting more. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Tasted 1/18/12. 12oz bottle. Pours filtered and deep golden amber. Quickly dissipating bone white head that leaves a nice lacing. Aromas of dark cereal aromas and fresh green hops. Nicely bitter and full bodied. Big malt bill and totally doubles the bitterness of the overall palate. Bitter malts and bitter, grapefruit, tea-like, grassy hops. Great balance through the palate. Sweet berry undertones to off set the tart and tangy and round out the brew. So nice and so drinkable! snapple2 (12) - Dallas, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Another great beer from Sierra Nevada. Great choice in opting to brew Ruthless Rye IPA over Glissade. IPA’s are hot and this one surely lives up to its name. Great initial hop aroma with some initial bitterness then comes the peppery flavor from the rye. Easily can drink more than 3 at a sitting. Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Basically, a liquid pumpernickel hop sandwich in a bottle. Thanks again SNBC. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle pours a deep amber with a small off white head. Scent is amazing! Rye, hops and fresh bread. Taste is rye, caramel, pepper and bready hoppy bitterness. Very good!.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2012
I like this one...light of body, good hops, and the rye adds some complexity while balancing things out. Hops hit big up front and in to the palate, none on the finish. finish is clean and refreshing. Good addition to Sierra’s lineup because there isn’t anything close to it...fits nicely between pale ale and torpedo in regards to overal hoppiness. forsakenpariah (7) - - JAN 18, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Aroma is mostly spicy rye, with somewhat subdued grapefruity hops taking up the rear. Crystal clear reddish amber with an inch of light fluffy pillowy head. Taste is a good balance of rye spiciness and hoppy bitterness, with the citrusy hops taking a back seat again. Medium palate with prickly carbonation.
Love the rye spice but I could use a little more hops personally. Overall a pretty solid malty IPA though. sloth (2919) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Large beige head, good retention and decent lacing. Clear copper/amber appearence. Spicey nose, light pine and malts, lil sulphur, lil alcohol. Body is med/full, lil resiny, lil tangy. Spicey hop/rye flavors, light grainy, seedy. dry finish with a fair bite. Little fruity. 6er from statelineliquors. dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Pours crystal clear caramel with a strong, doughy head. Aroma is very bready and spicy with some pine, resin, and citrus. Taste is the same; rye is very apparent. Body is medium, average carbonation, light mouthfeel, clean bready piney finish. Overall, ok. Tmoney99 (14752) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Growler sample from shigadeyo. Poured clear dark copper color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted rye and earhty aroma. Medium body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.