Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MCain04:
4.05/5 rDev +1.5%
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
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3.78/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This pours out a reddish-gold color, a little hazy, with a medium, frothy head. The nose is loaded with rosiny hoppiness with underlying malt. Flavor offers high bitterness, but it doesn't disguise the heavy malt, sticky and sweet underneath. The hop flavor tends piney, like the nose. I don't really pick up the rye much, except perhaps at the finish. This is a big beer, with big body--not a quaffing session beer, certainly.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 12:06:58 | More by allengarvin
Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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