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Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Rye Of The Tiger IPARye Of The Tiger IPA

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very good

1,329 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,329
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 78
Gots: 138 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cabsandking on 12-07-2006

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look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a regular pint glass. Initially tried at fridge temperature but experience over the course of an hour to try it at different temperatures.

Appearance: Very strong bronze color with a small head. The foam did sick strongly to the sides of the glass in the beginning bit didn't continue throughout. Very little carbonation.

Smell: As expected, strong scents of rye and hops with hints of citrus and other fruits. Excellent smell.

Taste: Extremely tasty beer with the rye flavor hitting first, then the sweetness of the fruits combined with the citrus. The hops follow with the rye's flavor continuing to the aftertaste. The aftertaste is fantastic with nothing too strong to damage the initial flavors' impact.

Mouthfeel: This became more and more satisfying the further down the glass as it seemed the rye and the IPA aspects came out more in warmer temperatures. The rye especially comes out the warmer the beer gets. The aftertaste is extremely satisfying as nothing is overpowering.

Overall: An amazing beer that seems to be highly unappreciated for what it brings to the table. Combines the best of both the rye beer worlds and the IPA worlds. Would probably be more fitting for a rye lover than an IPA lover though as the hops don't come out as powerfully as one might hope. Drink slow and enjoy the different tastes the come with the difference in temperatures.

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On tap at Coles in Buffalo during a Great Lakes tap takeover

I hadn't heard of Rye of the Tiger until it showed up on tap at the takeover so I figured I would give it a chance. I was glad I did.

AP: Pours a hazy bright orange with eggshell white head

AR: Massive citrus and floral notes with a hint of rye spice.

TS: Huge citrus bitterness with chalky undertones.

OV: Overall I highly enjoyed this IPA. I would really like to see GLBC bottle this even if its only a seasonal. Highly recommended to those who enjoy a super bitter IPA.

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Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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