Take a good IPA, brew it with some rye malt and combine it with the greatness of Sierra Nevada and you have the Ruthless Rye IPA. It poured a deep copper with the typical Sierra Nevada overly effervescent head. The nose was spicier than a typical IPA with less of the citrus and pine hop and more of the rye spice. The taste was a peppery hops with the hoppy bitterness balanced by the spicy rye and some caramel to boot. The Ruthless Rye had a thin and spicy front that left a herbal bitter coating on my palate. While maybe not as complex as some rye IPA’s it is still a tasty tippable brew that was highly satisfying. A great change of pace and another great brew from Sierra Nevada.
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA