GarrettB (1657) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear copper orange with an average sized (1-2 finger) off white rocky head that lasted throughout and had some really excellent sheets of lace that totally coated the glass.
The aroma was pretty straight forward with a toasted light bread malt, a pine hop and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, rye and a bit of a peppery spice.
The taste was bold and powerful with a strong malty rye flavor and a touch of caramel in the beginning and the progressed into a malty, hoppy, peppery taste with a nice dose of rye at the end. The flavor lingered for a really long time with a good hoppy rye taste left behind well after the swallow.
Mouthfeel was light to medium in body with a hoppy dry texture and a strong carbonation.
Overall a nice and strong spicy brew with a great hop overtone...
January 28th, 2015 - Rye seems to be in now, and whenever a trendy brew style comes and goes, I make a point of seeing what Sierra Nevada does with it. The Rye IPA trend is manifest in the Ruthless Rye IPA, an amber brew with a delicate hop aroma. Brusque and slightly metallic, the steely nature of the nose is complemented by touches of bubble gum and dried cranberry. There is more sweet and spice on the tongue than in the nose, with some hops bitterness playing second fiddle to the slightly sweet and nutty side of the flavor profile. The combination works nicely, and demonstrates Sierra Nevada's continued skill at balance. Chadhami (178) - - MAY 18, 2017
A good, dark IPA. Part of the variety pack, probably best in the box. Smooth and flavorful. weordie (1397) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Pours a wonderful reddish colour with an off white head. Aroma is mainly caramel now, the bottle is a year old though, however I love the smell. Lovely caramel malt flavours mixed with a rye spiceyness. I can only imagine how great this was fresh as it’s top notch a year a on. ghostbeer (248) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Wonderful hop character with great rye spiciness that is offset nicely by the other malt. It would have been easy for the brewer to go on the heavy end and ruin it, but this is very nice. alex_leit (5146) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 9, 2016
Bottle. Amber color, thin white, slightly creamy foam. Aroma: sweet, honey, hops, malt, a little spicy, exotic fruit, plum wine, a little white port. Taste: quite juicy, nice malt sweetness, nectar, pleasant hop bitterness, citrus, pine, spices, a drop of wine.
rouhlas (3783) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 24, 2016
355 ml bottle at La Passion, Valladolid. Dark amber color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, rye, bread, grass, pine. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. janubio (922) - SPAIN - OCT 16, 2016
Pours a copper colour qwith a small head that fades soon, leaving a medium lace.Aroma of fruits, citrics, spices, resines. Medium body, average carbonation. Sweet at first but with a bitter finish.Taste of caramel, malts, herbs, spices. Smithld1 (323) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle from utobeer. I like this. Pretty tasty stuff. Hop heavy but with great depth Erzengel (9465) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2016
*Very nice mix of citrus and floral hops on a floral and nice "darker" grainy body. Great citrus in comparison to the rye. Round and deep, easy to drink, great! fombe89 (4015) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
Botella @Cimmeria, Oviedo 19/08/2016.
Color ambar,aromas caramelo, sabor dulce, final amargo-