Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Clydesdale:
District of Columbia
4.36/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a moderately hazy orange color. The off-white head is tall and moderately dense, with a frothy, foamy texture. Retention is very nice, and a nice splattering of lace sticks to the glass.
S: Some light caramel malt aroma, along with some rye spiciness/graininess. Hop notes feature bright citrus (orange, grapefruit) and floral character. Some lightly fruity notes are also detectable.
T: Faint caramel sweetness and malty, lightly spicy rye breadiness up front. Hop bitterness is very sharp up front, with a lasting bite. Citric hop flavors are prominent, tending toward grapefruit more than orange. Floral flavors are much more noticeable than the nose hinted. A little fruity character lurks in the background.
M: Somewhat full-bodied, with moderate carbonation. The big hop bill lends a lot to the mouthfeel here: initial oiliness quickly turns into a building, robust dryness.
D: A winner from Great Lakes. The citric and floral hops pair well with the rye character. This one drinks like a spicier, maltier Commodore Perry. I'm a fan of the hop-forward seasonal offerings coming from Ohio City lately.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2013 00:08:23 | More by Clydesdale
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Notes from phone, reviewed May 29, 2014. 12 ounce bottle with a 6/22/14 "enjoy by" date. A darker gold, slightly hazy beer pours into a shaker pint with a finger of frothy off-white head. Good retention and thick lacing. Lighter in color than many IPAs, but very attractive.
Bright, citrus hops in the aroma, but not too juicy. Grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon zest. Spiciness from both hops and the rye, which is very apparent as well. Caramel and biscuity malts bring it back down to earth.
Rye spice and citrus hops are dominant. Modest amount of bittering hops with a silghtly sweet finish from the non-rye malts. Very well balanced overall.
Medium=bodied with moderate carbonation. Clean, semi-dry mouthfeel that doesn't make much of a lasting impression, which is a good thing.
Well balanced, drinkable, and pleasant. Definitely an above-average IPA, but maybe not world-class. Overall, this is a very solid beer just like everything else from GLBC, and I'd definitely drink it again.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 17:37:50 | More by Phocion
Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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