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Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,194 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 66
Gots: 85 | 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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CTJman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-26-2013 00:16:37 | More by CTJman
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-24-2013 16:33:52 | More by GrantBrennan
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-24-2013 01:27:33 | More by Boilerfood
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint
7.5% ABV, Best Before 06/16/13.

A - Rye of the Tiger pours totally hazy and golden in color, topped by an intense ivory head that last forever! Thick, chunky lace cakes the glass with sticky foam nearly impossible to see through!

S - Pungent citrus notes from American hops billow out with lemongrass, juicy honeydew melon, and grapefruit skin followed by light pine resin and spicy rye notes. Sweet malt presents some balance on the finish but lingers in the background fearfully.

T - Sticky, resiny hops remain up front, touting strong fruitiness that mirrors the aroma and finishes just the same; mellow sweet malt that balances but doesn't intrude. Rye adds a finishing bite of sharp spice that's not to be ignored.

M - This Rye IPA creeps up smoothly, inching forward with a soft malt feel before attacking with hard rye spice and an aggressive hoppy bitterness bite on the finish, drying the palate out, begging for one more sip.

O - Rye of the Tiger resembles it's label quite well; a tiger lying in wait, ready to attack it's prey. We're the prey and we're subdued by sweet fruity nuances and smooth malt, only to be bitten by hoppy bitterness and a firm rye snap. This is a hophead's dream; a wonderful IPA laced with a good helping of rye.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 22:18:51 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Hastur23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-23-2013 17:46:02 | More by Hastur23
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3agle87

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-23-2013 14:41:29 | More by 3agle87
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None77

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-23-2013 02:36:56 | More by None77
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2beerdogs

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-22-2013 01:39:08 | More by 2beerdogs
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into becker pint glass; can't wait to try it, I'm loving rye beers. Pours a clear golden/yellow orange with a thick fluffy white head that doesn't go anywhere and leaves a ton of beautiful intricate lacing. Smells of juicy fruits, citrus and mango with some piney hops behind it and just a hint of rye behind that. Taste is just about the same, although a bit subdued compared to the nose. Clean, smooth malts beneath big juicy hops; the rye sneaks in for a kick towards the end, and is joined by bittering hops over the clean finish. Mouthfeel is a little fuller than you'd expect, probably from the extra grain (rye) in the malt bill. I'd almost like a little more from the rye in this one, but it is a rye IPA, not a full rye beer, so it seems spot on.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 00:57:06 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-20-2013 11:29:24 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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ronin926

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-20-2013 04:30:41 | More by ronin926
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Andrew99

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-19-2013 21:18:08 | More by Andrew99
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Dirtinabottle

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-19-2013 04:44:20 | More by Dirtinabottle
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a hazy orange body with a nice white head that quickly lays down to a nice thin lace around the top of the body. The smells has a great grapefruit, citrus aroma to it.
The taste is bitter and citrus all day. The rye comes through really nicely closer to the back. The mouthfeel is good, the beer is a little thicker than other ipa and leaves a nice bitter after taste on the tongue. Overall this is a damm good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 01:46:51 | More by chefhatt
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normaldotcom

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-19-2013 01:14:17 | More by normaldotcom
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RWACKO

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-18-2013 23:57:50 | More by RWACKO
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mjm47

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-17-2013 13:00:07 | More by mjm47
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DruD

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-17-2013 12:57:53 | More by DruD
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Pencible

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured hazy gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like bitter grapefruit and citrus zest, with some bready yeast and spicy earthy rye.
T: It tasted like bitter grapefruit and waxy hops, with some spicy rye and earthy bread. It had a lasting bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with a little carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a decent rye IPA, but not great. The scent and taste were alright, but the body was excellent. The finish was a little rough, so it wasn't to easy to drink. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 18:50:56 | More by Pencible
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weezarc

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-15-2013 13:49:36 | More by weezarc
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-14-2013 21:59:48 | More by tobelerone
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

06-13-2013 21:52:43 | More by rypkr
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

3.31/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer always kicks my butt. One of the hoppiest beers to come out of GLBC. The 7.5% ABV is deceiving (I think its more than that because it always takes me close to a half hour just to finish one). I still prefer Lake Erie Monster and Alchemy Hour over Rye of the Tiger.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 21:21:34 | More by ValpoExpo
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AuzBlackhand

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-13-2013 20:40:32 | More by AuzBlackhand
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-13-2013 01:20:58 | More by calcnerd
Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,194 ratings.