Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rboinski:
3.98/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a wine tasting glass
appearance: Pours a brilliant deep copper color with a dense 1" head that fades to a ring around the glass.
Smell: I get some rye character in the smell, and definitely some floral hops coming through. Almost smells like a Gewürztraminer and I have no idea why.
Taste: This is a great tasting IPA. The rye lends itself a little spiciness to the backbone of the beer. The hop flavors are a bit overwhelmed but it has a nice hop bitterness that lingers on the finish. The nose and taste are very different to me, I was expecting a much more hop forward taste but I was surprised to find a spicy bitter ipa without much floral or citrus character.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is great, I am a fan of rye. Nice carbonation and extreme smoothness.
Overall: This is a solid beer. It is a nice IPA to drink with a brat and some spicy mustard. Very solid offering
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2013 00:49:53 | More by rboinski
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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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