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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

1,320 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,320
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 75
Gots: 133 | 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:
Beer added by: cabsandking on 12-07-2006

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3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a pint glass at Woodland's on 8/25/12

Pale, hazy, dirty orange hue. Thin head with skimmed retention. Patches of soapy, dissolved foam make for decent lace.

Hoppy aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, orange, peach and hints of pineapple. Juicy tropical goodness. Dry, rye bread backing. Tastes moderately bitter with a rye punch. The hops are not quite as brilliant as in the aroma, but it still tastes good; the tropicalia is dulled a bit. Medium feel with appropriate moderately high carbonation. The finish has residual rye and bitterness.

I hoped this would be good and it is! It's the best "IPA" Great Lakes has done, at least of the ones I have tried. Worth a shot if you see it around town.

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05/11/13 (Bottle):

Much fresher, hop-wise. Juicy orange and fresh grain aromas. Bright, green, oily hop flavor with some spicy rye. A little of that leafy earthiness that I get from most hoppy Great Lakes beers. Creamy soft medium body. Superior to when I had it on tap.

@ BrewMasters (4/3.5/4/4/4)

Hazy orange with a slender head that leaves some quality rings behind on the glass. Aromas of orange, citrus rind, pulpy juice, floral hops, and some earthiness. Sugary, juicy hop flavor upfront, citrus pulp, and spicy/peppery rye. Not too bitter and a little dry with some oiliness. Nothing amazing, but certainly worth the pint.

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On Tap at The Blue Monkey

A- Rye comes off the tap pouring a not deep red but slight red with copper mixed in as well. I was yielded two fingers of beige head. The head faded but left the best looking lace patterns i've seen that were bumpy resembling a mountain range.

S- The Tiger gives off the expected rye scents backed by hop scent and malt sweetness. Some ripe fruits seem to make their mark also. This one is on the pungent side with a nice floral scent.

T- The rye is up front as well as the hops thankfully. A bit of graininess as well as well as a good amount of caramel from the malt varieties. All in all a well rounded beer. A spicy interplay between rye and hops with a minimal malt intrusion.

M- A medium mouthfeel as well as ample carbonation probably too much. The rye flavor and slight bitterness from the hops is felt throughout. A large amount of rye bread taste in the mouth afterwards.

D- A great offering that I hope to be available n a more regular basis in the future. Will get again in future. Not a session beer but good for a few.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from tap into Pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, light orange with a thin white cap.

Smell: First notice that it smells like a Great Lakes beer, with caramel and cherry. There is also some grapefruit and lemon notes.

Taste: Tastes fairly different than the aroma, with more of a toasted, bready backbone (not caramel and cherry). Very hoppy with grapefruit, orange and lemon. The finish is bitter, but the rye also comes out strongly, with a spicy earthiness.

Feel: Fairly full bodied with moderate carbonation. Very dry finish.

Overall: Great Rye IPA that I wish was bottled.

Update: yay, it is being bottled in 2013!

Update #2: And after tasting the bottle, I am getting more tropical notes than I remember on-tap. Equally outstanding.

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Surprised to see this beer on tap in Buffalo, thanks merc for the heads up...

The beer pours a clear, rich looking amber with a wispy white head that laces poorly. The nose is quite tropical with heavy notes of grapefruit and candied pineapple. There are very pronounced aromatic hops, which makes this my type of RIPA...
The taste doesn't disappoint either with just the right touch of tropical bitterness, candy sweetness, and a distinct rye spiciness. Medium bodied and well carbonated; the aftertaste is a pleasantly biting bitter with just a touch of burning ethanol. This is an exceptional beer that makes great use of the rye grain to build up an interesting body and taste profile. I'd absolutely try this beer again, but appreciate that it's draught only and not seen often.

Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,320 ratings.