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Re: SN Ruthless Rye IPA
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2012, 04:28:21 PM »
I admit to being underwhelmed.  

I can see that, particularly if you are looking for a big rye character.  Certainly, if you compare it to your recipe, its lacking.  The rye that is there seems to add a twist that is subtle and not overbearing.  I like that.  And then the hop flavor and aroma is excellent.

Its just a good IPA in general, IMO.

Had it today for the first time. I liked it... what can I say? It was nicely different from any beer I've ever had, and that is good.  But I've never had or made Denny's RIPA.    

So you're saying if I make Denny's, I'll be even more pleased?  I think I just changed my spring brew schedule to fit that in.

Just quickly Googling Denny's recipe... I have Columbus on hand, but not Mt Hood. What can I sub to get it close?  Denny: a Tett or Hallertauer type?  Or something American like Amarillo or Centennial or Cascade or Willamette? I have all those on hand.

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EDIT: oh crap  ;D just noticed on some other forum where denny says "brew it just like this: no hop subs, no yeast subs..."  I guess I am ordering me some Mt Hoods then
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Re: SN Ruthless Rye IPA
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2012, 06:20:35 PM »
Red, you could sub Hallertauer for Mt. Hood.  They're close enough so that I doubt you'd notice the difference.  And just to make sure you've got the right recipe...

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Re: SN Ruthless Rye IPA
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2012, 06:26:37 PM »
Cool thanks Denny. I am going to give it a try.

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Re: SN Ruthless Rye IPA
« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2012, 11:26:35 AM »
The wife brought home a 6 pack yesterday.  Had it with the evening meal of wurst and sourkraut.  It went well with that meal.

It is not as asserive on the rye as I would have liked, but had a good balance.  If I want more rye, there is always Denny's recipe.
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Re: SN Ruthless Rye IPA
« Reply #49 on: February 19, 2012, 03:44:24 PM »
I have to retract (or at least significantly qualify) my earlier comments. Based on this thread, when I saw some singles on the shelf at Trader Joe's, I bought one. Had it last night while cooking dinner, and really liked it. It's not as good as Denny's recipe, but it's definitely not the "meh" experience I had with the first bottle. Maybe I had a stuffy nose or something else that would have interfered with my palate.  In any event, not bad at all. Would like to try it on tap.
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Re: SN Ruthless Rye IPA
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2012, 11:42:00 PM »
I enjoy the products that SN puts out there, this was no different. I enjoyed the balance of rye to hops to bitterness. for a hophead like myself it could have used some more hops but overall the color, nose, and taste were good and I would buy another one
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