Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

Nothing much to report today. I got a haircut with my sister and then spent the rest of the day doing Fire Fighter homework. I was exhausted today because yet again, my girlfriend thought that we were 17 and kept me out until 0500 this morning. Now, I’m watching the Grammy’s and reviewing a a brew and then hitting the sack.

ABV: 6.6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Rye has been a staple grain for millennia—sought after for its stubborn resilience in the field and revered for its unique flavor. Ruthless Rye IPA is brewed with rustic grains for refined flavors—combining the peppery spice of rye and the bright citrusy flavors of whole-cone hops to create a complex ale for the tumultuous transition to spring.”

Random: Foster the People did a pretty good rendition of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.”

This brew poured with a one finger white head that dissipated pretty quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear brown color with lots of visible carbonation. The nose started with a bit of grapefruit and then went into a bit of rye. The taste was definitely a lot of rye with a bit of pine on it. Although there was a lot of rye it wasn’t overwhelming and went really well with the pine. It also had some notes of bread. The finish lasted for awhile with the rye that was apparent in the taste. I tend to find rye beers hit or miss and this one really worked for me. It was an easy drinker that I would definitely have again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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