Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SportsandJorts:
3.68/5 rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: a yellowish orange. a small white head. leaves a slight lacing on the sides. slightly hazy
Smell: hops, citrus and possibly some pine. spicy rye
Taste: has a citrusy aspect right up front quickly followed by spicy rye, if there was any pine in the smell it has been taken over by the spicy rye. lots of bitterness and hop like tastes in this one
Mouthfeel: slightly crisp at first but lingering and dominating bitterness.
Overal: To me Great Lakes never disappoints, but at the same time I always expect a lot from their beers. this one was another good price, good beer, but it didn't blow me away.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2013 02:37:41 | More by SportsandJorts
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3.84/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one came from the recently opened bottle shop at Weis Markets in Lititz.
From the bottle: "This kitty has claws. Named for its one-two punch of fierce hops and sharp rye content, our Rye of the Tiger India Pale Ale is a trhilling ale with bite, handcrafted for the fighter in all of us."; " Like tigers creeping through tall grass, hopheads will stalk this majestic golden brew, rising to the challenge of its bold flavor attack. Full-bodied and loaded with hops, our Rye of the Tiger iPA is brewed with rye malt, adding a spicy complexity to every sip. It's an ale meant to inspire feats of strength and skill, a worthy contender in the bout against the flavorless. If you can step into the ring with this hopped-up cat, you've earned your stripes."
I just finished a Rye APA, so a Rye AIPA should be interesting. I popped the cap and let fly with regard to my pour. This caused a pseudo-cascade which resulted in two-plus fingers of rocky, eggnog-colored head that slowly fell, leaving great lacing in its wake. The nose was much more peppery on this one, as opposed to minty in the other. Color was a deep-gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity and of course, Midas, Mammon and Croesus showed up for a taste. I have better things to do than to cater to them, so I began to drink while they squabbled. Mouthfeel was surprisingly soft. There was an immediate hop bite on the tongue just before the rye kicked in with a cooling, minty blast. Once more, I would quantify the finish as breath-taking simply because of the mintiness that was inherent in the beer. Man, I was starting to feel like I had just played a quarter against the Bengals! I guess that I earned my stripes.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 21:54:14 | More by woodychandler
Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,172 ratings.