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Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,208 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,208
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 66
Gots: 87 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cabsandking on 12-07-2006)
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
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damndirtyape

Ohio

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
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Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,208 ratings.