Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MCain04:
4.05/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau Tulip glass. About 2-3 weeks fresh I imagine. Only $9.49/6er at my local Mariano's.
A: Golden amber clear hue. Head is 1.5 fingers and white with solid retention and lacing.
S: Rye heavy with spicy rye malts being the foremost smell. The hops take second fiddle with very subdued pine notes.
T: Definitely a rye-forward beer. From start to finish the spicy rye steals the show. For an IPA, the hops are not as apparent as I'd expect. Some residual bitterness is present which is nice for the style, and no alcohol heat which is also nice as it is a borderline DIPA with ABV at 7.5%.
M: Smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. The body is a little thin on the finish. Above-average for the style.
O: As a rye IPA it certainly puts the rye first. I fear that the hops got lost in the beer though, as I only get the bitterness. Increasing the hop aroma and taste could really make this a great beer as the rye malt backbone is well-crafted. I will still enjoy this quite a bit, especially at the price point.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2013 00:56:11 | More by MCain04
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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