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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

1,283 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,283
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 70
Gots: 113 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Andrew99, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Dirtinabottle, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of chefhatt
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.

chefhatt, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of normaldotcom
3.75/5  rDev -6%

normaldotcom, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

RWACKO, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of mjm47
3.75/5  rDev -6%

mjm47, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of DruD
4/5  rDev +0.3%

DruD, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Pencible
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.

Pencible, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

weezarc, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

tobelerone, Jun 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

rypkr, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of ValpoExpo
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.

ValpoExpo, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

AuzBlackhand, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

calcnerd, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Cramerican, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

sendbeer, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Bburns87, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

tswater, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

MooseBoose, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Mike for tossing me a bottle. This one pours a highly cloudy shade that perches somewhere between amber and orange. The head is slow to form, but emerges to a size of at least three fingers before it slowly begins its descent to a ring. Lacing rings are splattered nicely at different intervals down the glass.

Once you dip your nose in the glass and smell Rye of the Tiger, there's no denying that this baby is loaded up with rye. A very spicy, dry aroma elevates from the brew and entwines with the also-spicy hop characteristics; leafy, herbal, and ashy to the core. Some bitter, white-pepper covered grapefruit peels hang in the periphery... This beers smells like it's either going to be highly spicy, highly bitter, or perhaps both.

Well, the first sip tells me that it's going to be both, but not quite in the capacity that the nose was leading me to believe... Turns out that may actually be a good thing. Spicy, highly herbal and peppery hops bonk the palate quickly and provide a nice little bitter jolt up front; the bitterness lasts softly for the duration of the sip and well into the aftertaste. It's not a high or abrasive amount of bitterness; it's actually quite nice in this amount.

The rye doesn't take long to kick in, and it meshes abruptly with the spicy characteristics of the hops to really create a cut and dry experience. It's definitely dry and spicy, so get ready for some serious tongue-scraping action. Citrus is a bit more buried, but you can still find some bitter grapefruit pith if you dig far enough into the flavor. Malt provides a slight, finishing bready sweetness for balance, but not much else. The mouth feel is just shy of sticky; it's actually almost creamy, too, with decent carbonation and a dry, warming finish.

Decent brew, although I'm not terribly fond of heavy-handed rye beers to begin with, so this is possibly a somewhat biased viewpoint. Still drinkable, although the dryness and spice from the hops and rye might begin to wear your palate down after a bottle. Something I wouldn't mind having again, but wouldn't actively seek it out myself. I enjoy things like Ruthless Rye or Reds Rye PA more than this.

tectactoe, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

BeerNDoggerel, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Best before 07/08/13.
Poured in to tulip.

A - Slightly hazy medium orange colour with one finger of cream coloured head.

S - Pine, mango, pineapple, spice and some caramel sweetness.

T - Moderate bitterness for the style with a fairly sweet caramel malt backbone. Pine, tangerine, musk and a touch of mango with a significant spice presence.

M - Medium body with some good resinous hop oils. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

KS1297, Jun 08, 2013
Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,283 ratings.