Back in late February Sierra Nevada opened up a brewery in state of residency, North Carolina. The Tar Heel location is just south of Asheville, NC. Sierra Nevada headquarters is in Chico, CA and one of their seasonal brews is Ruthless Rye IPA. It is a solid beer but I would not choose it over their Torpedo IPA. Ruthless doesn’t offer up a distinctive hoppy taste more like having different tastes merged together.