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Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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1,299 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,299
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 73
Gots: 117 | 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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3/5  rDev -24.8%

thlayli87, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

TDavis, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

PatM, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Paccamacca, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

dgherm, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

CTJman, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

GrantBrennan, Jun 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Boilerfood, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
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.

BeerFMAndy, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Hastur23, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

3agle87, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

None77, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

2beerdogs, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
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.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

WiscoBrewsco, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

ronin926, Jun 20, 2013
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

RWACKO, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

mjm47, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

DruD, Jun 17, 2013
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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
Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,299 ratings.