Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.01/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a libby globe porter glass. Best by 06/16/13.
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden amber. Off-white foam upon pouring died back to a thin film across the top. Thick sheets of persistent lacing, and with a swirl, still plenty of persistent lacing.
Smell: Tropical fruit (mango, papaya?), pine, grapefruit. Plenty of rich aroma here.
Taste: Sharp spiciness up front which I'm guessing is the rye, then a hoppy middle with citrus and grapefruit. Sweetness from the malt is muted under the hops, maybe a bit biscuity in the middle. Long bitter finish, piney and clinging to palate. I think it is not just hyperbole to say that there is a bite and claw to this beer, and it is at the end of the swallow. But...it's not painful, rather it is something that makes you take notice. By the end of the glass I'm definitely noting it as lingering for awhile even after I've finished the beer, but I don't mind it. More interestingly for me, the recommendation is to drink at 45 F, but I think it's better as it warms up. I suspect this is a personal preference as I think more of the malt flavor comes out as the beer warms up.
Mouthfeel: Nicely thick, spiciness on the tongue, hop oils sticking to the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: Very hoppy and bitter, but not so bitter that I'm getting slapped around here. Strong on the palate but not overwhelming. Deep in flavor and I think I could easily have another of these. Went well with burritos for dinner and I think would be good to have on its own as well.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2013 22:50:10 | More by damndirtyape
More User Reviews:
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.
89 out of 100 based on 1,208 ratings.