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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,238 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,238
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 66
Gots: 100 | 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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NODAK

Tennessee

3.16/5  rDev -21%

Smell is definitely there. Sharply pungent with citrus hops mostly, with a note of spicy rye and a touch of underlying sweetness.

It definitely comes strong out of the gate with a cutting citric hop bitterness. Make no mistake, this is a strong ipa even for standards of the style. The rye is present but honestly seems subdued in comparison. Towards the finish there's a candy, fruity sweetness in the background that struggled to come out as well. The bitterness has an aspirin quality on the back, closing very dry and lingering.

Props to them for the stout ipa, but I would have liked more rye and a better finish.

05-29-2013 01:10:20 | More by NODAK
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-28-2013 22:46:43 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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gatornation

Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%

05-28-2013 22:00:19 | More by gatornation
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

05-28-2013 17:23:03 | More by rolltide8425
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shredder83

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

05-28-2013 13:37:28 | More by shredder83
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-28-2013 04:38:52 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Honus1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-28-2013 01:22:23 | More by Honus1
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Buck6196

South Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

05-27-2013 11:15:22 | More by Buck6196
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

05-27-2013 01:28:58 | More by jrfehon33
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

05-27-2013 00:08:44 | More by DIPAFAN
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LPJones

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

05-26-2013 16:06:48 | More by LPJones
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thornburyslasher

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

05-26-2013 00:07:40 | More by thornburyslasher
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psuscott1

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-26-2013 00:07:37 | More by psuscott1
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

05-25-2013 23:29:37 | More by oline73
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-25-2013 23:20:17 | More by dcbeers
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -5.3%

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenrod with a meringue-like head that sticks and shards

Smell: Biscuity malt with a hint of caramel buttressed by piney hops; the spicy rye twist completes the profile

Taste: Malt forward, up front, with the biscuit and slight caramel tones arriving; though the hint of caramel persists from start to finish, the middle is dominated by the piney hops and spicy rye; somewhat dry, after the swallow, despite the caramel

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting twist on the IPA concept though I would prefer the beer to be dryer and crisper

05-25-2013 23:08:19 | More by brentk56
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d5001986

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -25%

05-25-2013 23:07:39 | More by d5001986
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Steimie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-25-2013 14:14:46 | More by Steimie
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev 0%

05-25-2013 05:39:33 | More by anticipation23
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RayUF07

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

05-25-2013 05:27:02 | More by RayUF07
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linnymtu

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

05-25-2013 03:56:35 | More by linnymtu
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

05-25-2013 03:53:43 | More by thebouch01
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prototypic

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +4%

Rye of the Tiger pours an orange stained gold color. It’s a bit hazier. Definitely more than expected. Backlighting gives it a slightly more orange look. It’s a nice color. It’s topped with a slightly off-white head that rises to about a finger in height. It’s rather quick to recede, leaving a nice, sticky web of lace clinging to the glass. Looks good.

The nose kicks off with strong hop notes. They seem primarily citric. Grapefruit and orange are the strongest scents. Rye definitely adds a spicy twist that complements the hops well. Smells like a good bit of pepper’s there as well. The malt base smells a little sweet and crackery. The malts definitely smell secondary to the hops and the rye. I like that. The role players are given plenty of room to shine. Alcohol is a little noticeable, but isn’t too strong.

The flavor is perhaps a tad better than the nose. The malt base is just a little sweet up front. It’s a bit crackery, but doesn’t have too strong a flavor. It anchors things nicely without being overbearing. The hops and the rye play very nicely together. Hop flavors of grapefruit and orange are very flavorful and provide a nice bitter kick. The rye adds a spicy twist that works extremely well. It honestly seems like the rye and hops are given equal space to shine. Neither counters the other. It works well. Alcohol isn’t all that noticeable. Goes down spicy, hoppy, and dry.

The body is medium. Carbonation feels nice and soft. It has a smooth feel and is pretty drinkable for its size. I could easily handle a couple of these in a sitting.

Rye of the Tiger is really impressive beer. What makes this one work so well is the interplay of the hops and the rye. They work so well together and allow the other plenty of space. It’s really good stuff. Easy recommendation.

05-25-2013 03:06:33 | More by prototypic
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

05-25-2013 01:58:10 | More by bigclydeoliver
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Mike

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-25-2013 01:12:25 | More by Mike
Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,238 ratings.