Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev 0%
A: Pours a lightly hazy golden orange in color with moderate amounts of streaming visible carbonation and some hints of copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a small patch of thick film surrounded by a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith and pine/resin hops over the top biscuit and caramel malts. Light notes of rye spiciness towards the finish.
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of biscuit malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by some moderate to strong flavors of pine/resin hops with a lighter amount of citrus/grapefruit pith hops which imparts a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Light amounts of rye spiciness in the finish.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with hints of dryness in the finish.
O: I found this beer to be pretty easy to drink and enjoyable - I thought the addition of rye to an IPA was interesting and worked well. I'll look forward to grabbing this one again next year.
08-05-2013 00:30:18 | More by dbrauneis
3.91/5 rDev -2.3%
Pours a rich amber color with white head and plenty of lacing. Nose features a nice rye forward profile that brings some spice and grain to the nose. This is paired with some pine hops and citrus. Taste is grainy and has quite an ibu umph. Plenty of hops, mainly pine and resin all the way to a nice finish. Mouthfeel is light an well carbonated. Overall, nice flavorful rye IPA with plenty of hops.
08-04-2013 21:14:13 | More by homebrew311
4.36/5 rDev +9%
I really love this beer. It hides its 7.5%abv very well. It has an aggressive hoppy middle not typical of east coast IPA varieties. Usually RyePAs are good if they get the balance between spicy rye malt and pungent, bitter hops right. This beer has terrific balance of the two.
Appearance - nothing special. aggressive pour gave me slightly less than a finger of head in a standard pint glass. golden amber color. decent retention.
smell - nothing special. more rye malt then hops (not much dry hop)
taste - awesome. aggressive bittering hops. good rye vs. hops balance
finish - hoppy but more rye-dominant than the middle. malty sweet.
mouthfeel - a 1 oz sip of this beer had the flavor of 4 oz of beer. I don't see how mouthfeel could be any better than this.
overall - great beer. reasonably-priced. this is a good daily favorite for a hop-head
07-29-2013 05:28:14 | More by GreenJetta912
3.88/5 rDev -3%
A: Yellow-Orange with a long lasting bright white head. Lots of lacing on this. This is a beautiful IPA, but I don't think 'rye' when I see it.
S: As soon as I popped the cap off I was blasted by the scent of rye. Rye definitely dominates, but there's also some citrus and sweet malts.
T: Rye again is a forefront, but crystal and biscuit malts are also very evident. The hop character I would describe as 'American'. I'm not a huge fan of American hops personally but I can definitely appreciate them. For me these particular hops don't compliment the rye too well, they almost seem to clash.
M: Low carbonation, tastes almost cask-like which is really nice in a rye. Pretty full bodied; I wouldn't be able to drink too many of these.
O: This is a solid beer and nears the 'great' category. I'm a big fan of the malt bill on this but the hops need work to push it over the top.
07-26-2013 04:22:35 | More by alexipa
Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,250 ratings.