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Rye Of The Tiger IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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1,299 Ratings
very good

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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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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

dcbeers, May 26, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

brentk56, May 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

d5001986, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Steimie, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

anticipation23, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

RayUF07, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

linnymtu, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

thebouch01, May 25, 2013
Photo of prototypic
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

prototypic, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

bigclydeoliver, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Mike, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

metalgdog, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

ryanpj, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

tgeorgf, May 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

vipguy814, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Troville1990, May 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

OUJayhawk1799, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

megamass, May 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Hopheadjeffery, May 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

msinger1002, May 23, 2013
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Mark88, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

kell50, May 22, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thick white head on top. Good retention. Scent is odd - mushy wet grains, cereal, grass clippings. Not what I expected from a zesty IPA. Good crisp feel. Not too heavy. Easy to drink. Bitter fresh hops, some spicy rye zest, easy finish. Nothing in the flavor is a turn off. A nice bitter IPA that shies away from the citrus and packs more of a spicy character that I like. A good one.

Onenote81, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Dcunicelli, May 21, 2013
Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,299 ratings.