Name: Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
Location: Chico, California
Type: 12 oz bottle from six pack
Price: Unknown. Mom gave to us to try
Aroma: Hops and Malt
Appearance: Deep amber color. Darker than regular IPA’s. Nice creamy white color head.
Body & Texture: Bitter sitting in your mouth but smooth going down. Full-bodied and great carbonation. The carbonation seemed perfect!
Aftertaste: Hops stick around with a mild citrus flavor.
I love the color. I love amber ales, and the color reminded me of an amber ale. I was impressed with the carbonation, since I am a carbonation freak! It’s only the second Rye IPA I’ve ever tried, but it wasn’t my favorite out of the two. It had a great aroma. While I enjoyed this brew, I don’t think I’ll be buying myself a six pack anytime soon. If I was offered one at someones house, I would gladly accept the offer. If you’ve never tried a Rye IPA, I recommend either giving this one a try, or if you see one on tap somewhere, at least get a sampler. They are quite different!