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Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,206 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 66
Gots: 87 | 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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DannyDan

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +19%

05-19-2013 12:06:36 | More by DannyDan
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best before date of 07/02/13, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a clear orange color, topped with an inch of white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Huge hop aroma, grapefruit, orange, also some floral and earthy hop aromas, pretty complex and awesome. There's also a nice amount of caramel malt and rye.

T- Big hop bitterness with grapefruit and pine, nice grapefruit and orange juiciness, bready, caramel malt and a bit of rye spiciness towards the finish.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, dry finish.

O- A very tasty IPA, highly drinkable, I'm glad I have a six-pack of this.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 02:33:52 | More by WillCarrera
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-19-2013 00:43:11 | More by ystazi
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.8%

05-18-2013 21:27:25 | More by Dave_Treat
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lovindahops

New York

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting the chance to try rye of the tiger

A- extremely bright orangish copper color. Massive carbonation rising to the top of the glass with excellent lacing on the edges of the glass

S- pine and sweet citrus rise to the top of the glass without question. A strong caramel malt scent trails behind with a whiff of spicy rye. I definitely get some tropical notes at the end as well

T- tropical mango flavors with a strong spicy and zesty rye flavor. More heavy and sweet with the caramel than I prefer, there could be more piney and citric hop presence in the taste profile. Still, a major presence in the spicy rye department

M- coating flavor all over. Well carbonated

O- good spicy rye ale that's really potent with flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 21:18:16 | More by lovindahops
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Jakob

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-18-2013 16:23:06 | More by Jakob
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mattsucks

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.8%

05-18-2013 14:10:44 | More by mattsucks
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-17-2013 22:46:22 | More by muddyh2oblues
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap: Poured a clear dark golden color ale with a small foamy head with medium retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of spicy rye notes with some citrus hops notes. Taste is dominated by citrus notes with some spicy rye malt with light bitter finish. Body is a bit light with good carbonation. Not bad just a little bit softer then I was expecting with rye not coming out as much as expected.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 20:17:30 | More by Phyl21ca
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-17-2013 17:46:07 | More by kjyost
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker.

Appearance
Golden amber with 1 finger of off-white head. Good clarity with low carbonation and good retention.

Nose
Mild rye with fresh citrus and caramel. Touches of tropical fruits.

Taste
Maltier than the nose lets on. The rye is kept fairly mild but is obviously there. Caramel malts with a fair amount of toffee. Light notes of candied orange and lemon. A touch of papaya and pineapple. The rye picks up in the finish along with notes of dry pine.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, silky, oily, crisp and dry.

Overall
Nicely balanced and not overly bitter. Easy drinking. Good show for a Rye IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 13:03:08 | More by justintcoons
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n2185

North Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy honey color with a finger of off-white head that fades into a frothy ring with decent lacing.

S: Sweeter citrus notes up front followed by dry pine aromas. It's all a bit muted smelling.

T: Grapefruit, citrus rind, and pine flavors with a little spicy rye mixed in. Some caramel malts come through as well. The finish is moderately bitter.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer is nicely carbonated and avoids being too watery or oily.

O: An alright beer overall, though nothing special. The nose is a bit muted and the flavor lacks the depth and explosive hop punch that come with the best IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 11:52:34 | More by n2185
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klingenator

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-17-2013 11:28:45 | More by klingenator
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lovemyhops

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

05-17-2013 03:55:57 | More by lovemyhops
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purppy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-17-2013 01:53:10 | More by purppy
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-17-2013 00:14:17 | More by NorthSideSean
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mnphish

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-16-2013 23:14:45 | More by mnphish
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ErnestHemingway

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-16-2013 21:00:59 | More by ErnestHemingway
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-16-2013 13:05:56 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Stella chalice glass.

AP: Has a hazy dark gold and orange colour with a 3/4" fluffy white head that dissipates down to 1/4". Little trickles of bubbles still floating up in an attempt to reinforce the head.
AR: Biscuit and cereal grains with pine and grapefruit up front with pineapple sneaking in the back door. Perhaps a little orange and tangerine in the background as well.
T: This is a juicy IPA, wet and sticky hops. Very very nice. The biscuit and cereal malt mixes nicely with the hops throughout with a bit of caramel thrown in. The hops taste as they smell in the nose, but with the grapefruit and pine rather dominant. Nice even bitterness on the finish along with some rye notes.
M: Rather crisp and well carbonated, does dry off a bit towards the end but not totally as the lushness of this beer is just top drawer.
OV: A very tasty and nicely done IPA. Juicy fruity sticky hops balanced by good malt, just the right amount of bitterness and dryness to finish. Well done effort by Great Lakes.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 04:33:22 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-16-2013 03:17:19 | More by davemathews68
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden and clean. Carbonation is visible in the beer and at the top is a nice white oily soap head. Lace is shifty, sticky, and spotty.

S: Delightfully fragrant. Flowers and spice, zesty and fruity. Malts seem to be light and bread doughy with some sweeter caramel cream. Very bright, clean, and generally fun to smell.

T: The taste suits the smell very well. Sooo: Delightfully flavorful. Flowers and spice, zesty and fruity. Malts seem to be light and bread doughy with some sweeter caramel cream. - Bright, spicy, resinous and smoothly filled with super fine carbonation bubbles. Bitterness sits evenly alongside all the hoppy-fun rye-sour-bitter flavors.

M: It's great but the smell and taste are more engaging. Body and texture are right where they should be and match up nicely with my expectations based on how this beer is sizing up for me so far.

O: This is another excellent brew by Great Lakes. I'm only having one right now but this could make for a great session.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 02:18:19 | More by tastybeer
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rboinski

California

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a wine tasting glass

appearance: Pours a brilliant deep copper color with a dense 1" head that fades to a ring around the glass.

Smell: I get some rye character in the smell, and definitely some floral hops coming through. Almost smells like a Gewürztraminer and I have no idea why.

Taste: This is a great tasting IPA. The rye lends itself a little spiciness to the backbone of the beer. The hop flavors are a bit overwhelmed but it has a nice hop bitterness that lingers on the finish. The nose and taste are very different to me, I was expecting a much more hop forward taste but I was surprised to find a spicy bitter ipa without much floral or citrus character.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is great, I am a fan of rye. Nice carbonation and extreme smoothness.

Overall: This is a solid beer. It is a nice IPA to drink with a brat and some spicy mustard. Very solid offering

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 00:49:53 | More by rboinski
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-15-2013 22:41:30 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-15-2013 22:38:30 | More by kjkinsey
Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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