Rye Of The Tiger IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

1,598 Ratings
Rye Of The Tiger IPARye Of The Tiger IPA

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cabsandking on 12-07-2006

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Ratings: 1,598 |  Reviews: 268
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a shaker:

A: Lovely tawny orange-light brown color. Transparent. Solid, inch head, stays throughout the session, leaving significant lacing.

S/T: Nice bright, citrusy hops with a touch of herb, with a good punch of rye throughout. Bready undertones provide a really balanced rye beer. Malt is subtly sweet, a good roasted barley, perhaps carob.

M: Like the taste, quite a pleasant middle ground.

O: Excellent rye beer. Flavorful, but not unbalanced, as is often a difficulty with many a lesser rye beer. Good balance between the rye and the hops, with enough malt to carry it through without getting unpleasant.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a pint glass. It appears a dark amber with a one finger head.
S - Hops and Rye
T - Hops. Citrus, grapefruit, and pine. Spicy Rye. Caramel malts and well balanced.
M - Full body and noticeable carbination. slightly dry finish.
O - A strong and interesting IPA with the rye and spice flavor. Try it if you like hops and rye.

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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Honey yellow with a inch of fluffy white head.

S - Caramel malt, fresh citrus hops, rye, slight floral notes.

T - Earthy pine, citrus, spicy rye. Sweet bready malt lends balance. Finishes mildly bitter with a soft grainy rye flavor.

M - Smooth and creamy, medium bodied. Crisp carbonation, very dry finish.

O - This is a nicely balanced, flavorful rye IPA. Extremely drinkable, the alcohol is masked well.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bought from spartan spirits for around 2 dollars a single.

Paired with Crunchy's cheese pizza

lively transparent. golden blonde colored beer. About two fingers of off white fizzy head when poured, stabilizes at around. Great lacing, big chunky waves. Very grainy in the smell not just rye but also

Big rye punch upfront. semi bitter floral and piney hop finish. Very crisp and clean, would like to see a touch more body and less carbonation but no major complains.

Overall: very solid beer out of GLBC, one of their better ones.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip pint from a 12oz bottle. Freshness date is "07/05/13."

Pours a golden amber color with a 2 finger head and bubbles that immediately cascade the glass. It eventually dies down on both ends, but the head lasts all the way through. Not too viscous overall, but still filled with a classic IPA appearance that I'm used to seeing all over the West Coast. Some decent lacing lasts around the glass in a well presentable manner. No major complaints here.

The aroma immediately meets the rye and hoppy combo exactly as I'd expect, and also exactly as I'd predict from a quality product from Great Lakes. There's an immediate tinge of spiciness imparted by the rye that quickly switches to dried citrus rind aromas from the hops. A little bit of toffee coated malt flavor attempts to come in, but it's too subtle. Definitely pretty earthy on the nose, as well as awfully dry at the finish, to the point of being slightly astringent. The rye and the hops do fight it out as it gets progressively warmer. It's still a different twist on this ever growing style, and pretty nicely toned.

The flavor continues where the aroma left off, but builds far more off of the rye flavor this time around. There's an initial earthiness that comes right up front due to the rye, but also due to the dried, zesty nature of the dry hops. There's luckily a sweetness that follows from the malts and alcohol that balances off the initial astringency, but it soon returns and dries the palate to the point of salivation. Very bready at the finish, and also filled with lots of orange dried apricots. Slightly floral. Really nicely tasting, although the aftertaste does go on for a while in a very dry manner.

A very solid twist on the style for once. I got more interested in these rye-focused bitter beers since having Drake's Hopocalypse, but this was a solid and well made offering as always from Great Lakes. Super dry and slightly spicy due to the rye, but that should be expected. Recommended a sip.

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Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 1,598 ratings.
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