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Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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1,268 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,268
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 69
Gots: 111 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Chrixsus, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Stinger80OH, Jul 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

tylermains, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/16/2013. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, passionfruit, floral, pine, light caramel, bread, and light rye. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; not too much rye in the nose, mostly hop forward. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, orange rind, floral, pine, spicy rye, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral, spicy rye, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of hop flavors; with a nice balance of malts with moderate rye spiciness, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Rye IPA. Nice balance and complexity of hop flavors with rye spiciness; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Mar 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

jmo2k1, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

hilgart1, Jan 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

jds16, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

thewimperoo, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

fergster75, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

cadaugherty, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

amstelcat, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

TurdFurgison, Nov 20, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

ninner00, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Rhynes2
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange color with a decent two finger head. Had this one on tap at Great Lakes Restaurant. I've always been a big fan of rye beers and this one was great. It's also an IPA so that drew me to it. It's hoppy profile stands out as the main feature of this brew but to a hop head wouldn't be considered overpowering at all. Subtle caramel notes with the malt but it's hidden in there by the hops. Great beer overall. I had a buffalo chicken pizza and it complemented it very well i though. if your in the area, give this a chance.

Rhynes2, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of goblue3509
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold orange color with a one finger fluffy head. The head gives way to gobs of lace up and down the glass. The aroma is of citrus hops and floral hops. The aroma is big and bold. The flavor starts out with a citrus note but then you get a big earthy floral like taste. A nice ipa flavor very hoppy. The end finishes with a touch of spice. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall I really liked this beer I thought it was more of an ipa than a rye beer. The rye spiciness only really sneaks through at the end of the beer.

goblue3509, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass at the Great Lakes Brewpub

A- Poured a bright hazy orange with one finger of creamy head that let tons of chunky lace.

S- Big juicy citrus aroma, not much else

T- Big juicy grapefruit and orange citrus flavor, pine, resin, caramel, and a little bit of rye. Quite bitter on the finish.

M- Very smooth with very lively carbonation

O- An excellent IPA, big on flavor. I did not detect much rye flavor, but this is an outstanding IPA. This is one of the best beers I have had from Great Lakes, which is saying a lot because they make some great beers.

Hoptometrist, Oct 16, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Cole's for a Great Lakes tasting.

A: Pours a nice cloudy golden. The haze is reminiscent of wheat fields. There is a serious amount of white head that lasts forever.

S: This beer smells hoppy (of citrus and pine) with a tiny bit of spice. There is still a wonderful malty presence to this beer, as well.

T: This beer starts off sweet and syrupy. BUT... the hops and the carbonation kick in fast. The sweet and bitter are perfectly balanced. The finish is straight spice. The citrus notes still hold their own.

M: Medium bodied bodied beer, It is a hefty brew that can be chewed down. But, it finishes super dry and spicy. It is fantastic. The heat isn't overwhelming at all.

O: Great beer! The rye spice is perfectly balanced in this brew from start to finish. I wish this was bottled!

trxxpaxxs, Sep 28, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky pale yellow. Lots of white frothy head. Smells hoppy and spicey. Rye, bitter hops, the nose is wonderful. Tastes mostly like a nice crisp IPA. The rye is most prominent on the back of the tongue. Good carbonation and overall very enjoyable. Not sure how it compares to Nelson but a damn impressive offering!

Urbancaver, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Village Tap.

A - Hazy orange colored beer with a couple fingers of nice white head that left some spots on the sides.

S - Lots of grapefruit, some tropical fruit, floral hops, slight bit of resin. Crystal rye malts helps to bring out the grapefruit without it smelling overly citrus.

T - Taste is great, and really follows the nose. Nice grapefruit, rye, floral hops. It's fruity and juicy but manages not to be too sweet, with the spice from the rye breaking it up a bit. My only complaint was that it somehow became a bit fatiguing, as one glass was plenty for me.

M - A little on the heavier side of medium, a bit sticky, with good carbonation.

O - Great rye beer with good flavors. Would drink this any time I find it available, most likely.

AgentZero, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of cpetrone84
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy cloudy copper orange with a creamy off white head, decent lace and some larger bubbles on top. The nose has some light caramel malt foundation, very faint note of bready rye, citrusy and oily hop with notes of peppery spice. The taste is more spicy and less hoppy, a bit soft up front. Caramel malt, a fair bit of rye and some peppery spice, citrus hops, oily and piney. The feel is a bit thin up front but an assertive carb and light driness in the back add to the soft palate.

cpetrone84, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of DmanGTR
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Expo.

Tangerine colored, rather hazy, but this looks like a very lively haziness that begs to be swirled and drank. Nice white head. Oh the nose is excellent! Huge citrusy and piney notes. Who threw a pine cone in my beer? And lots of bready notes from the rye. And no, rye does not add a pepper flavor to beer. Eat some rye sometime people. This is a fantastic blend of flavors. The light malts, bread, and honey flavors are followed by juicy citrus and finally the piney bitterness that lasts until your next sip. Quite smooth. I'll take a growler of this please.

DmanGTR, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of Brew33
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky enugh to be at the brewpub a couple of weeks ago when they switched kegs. I was able to try the Honey Ale and Rye of the Tiger after the Honey Ale kegs blew.

Rye of the Tiger has been a beer I've been dying to try for years now. It didn't disappoint.

The apperance was nothing special. Thin head, odd orange color. The aroma was excellent but not very strong. Rye is very evident as are big, juicy, american hops. Really good but subdued aroma. The flavor was excellent. Very few beers nail the Rye/Hop/Barley mix, this one does. A really good balance. There is no doubt you're drinking a highly hopped beer. Bitterness is pronounced. The Rye steps in and dries the finish quickly leaving a trace of orange zest and earthy Rye behind. Brilliant.

Mouthfeel is good although a touch more carb would have been desired IMO. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. GLBC doing what they do best. Here's hoping they bottle it!

Brew33, Jun 13, 2011
Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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