Rye Of The Tiger IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Rye Of The Tiger IPARye Of The Tiger IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cabsandking on 12-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,597
Reviews:
267
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
272
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,597 |  Reviews: 267
Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gardner254
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris00710
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdsmith6974
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light orange and substantial yellow make up the appearance on this one. Great Lakes usually are top notch appearance wise. Aroma didn't punch you in the face with rye. Simcoe hops. You get some grapefruit and other orangey citrus.

Taste was bitter, didn't crush with the hop flavors. Didn't really offer much in the way of what I look for in a rye or a hoppy ipa. It was good. Just not Great Lakes thing. Erie Monster was a disappointment. Hoppy beers aren't their thing, and there was nothing wrong here.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RJGaible
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ksmoove27
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Out of a bottle, pours a hazy orange with a light head...ok lacing

Smell - Lots of Rye...with good citrus

Taste - Has an orange flavor on the front...slammed with lots of rye....not much aftetaste past the rye

Taste - Creamy,medium body with decent carbonation

Overall - Not a bad beer, especially given the price. I don't normally drink Rye ales but I can taste the hops and it is a nice break up to alot of the IPAs and DIPAs out there.

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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
2.9/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dsshuck
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssmilkstout
3.22/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hman43
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear golden in color with good lacing. Aromas of citrus and floral. Taste of citrus, floral and a bit of rye.

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Photo of kvnheet
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this more than other BA.

A: Pours a hazy amber gold with moderate amounts of streaming carbonation and copper highlights. Significant amounts of lacing are left by a 1 finger beige dense head that rings the glass,

S: Ample aromas of pine resin first followed by citrus/grapefruit hops over backdrop of biscuit and caramel malts. Floral notes of rye spiciness towards the finish.

T: Follows the smell and ample. Upfront it's a marmalade bomb of citrus, with pine needles on a sweet toast. Then stronger flavors of pine/resin hops dominate and finish with peppery, floral, rye bitterness - almost like nasturtium flowers on top of pine/orange marmalade.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy with prickly dryness in the finish.

O: Up there with all great Rye PAs.

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Photo of Cosho
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroberts8811
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fscottkey
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.75] Beer has a slightly reddish cast to it. The beer pours out with a minimal 1/4 finger white head. The bottle lists the ABV (7.5%) and also lists the best by date (07/06/15). So this one is about 1.5 months past best by date.

S: [3.25] Sweet and sugary. Like grilled pineapple. Some caramel and bread notes too.

T: [3.75] Overall the beer is sweet. It has a lot of malty sweetness throughout. There are some subdued fruit flavors under the malt. Flavors like pineapple. There is a flush of bitterness at the end.

M: [3.50] Decent carbonation and mouthfeel. The bitter dryness at the end is a nice addition to the overall mouthfeel.

O: [3.50] Unfortunately I let this one sit in the fridge for a few months and it may be suffering from hop fade. What I did drink was a nice beer. Good malty flavor with subdued hints of the hops. The finish still had a little of the hop bitterness. Overall this is a nice beer. I think there are better beers in the 7.5% ABV range.

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Photo of GRPunk
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle (best by 7/14/15, $1.79 from Copper Vine) into an imperial pint glass.

A- Hazy golden-orange body. 1-finger off-white head. Head settles to 1/2 finger and leaves good rings.

S- Lots of rye. Pineapple and melon. Some citrus. After a little time I pick up leafy and spicy hops as well.

T- Much as aroma suggests, but with a sweet backbone (should be expected with a fairly hefty ABV). Lots of rye and grapefruit zest. Something of a sugary sweetness mixed with doughy malts (like a Hawaiian bread). Finish is all rye and hops with spicy, leafy, and black pepper qualities.

M- Medium-full body. Decent carbonation tries to keep up. Solid, hoppy bite.

O- A really solid rye-IPA. It's way different than something like Red's Rye, but on a samilar level. Hoppier maybe. At 7.5%, it's probably a 1 in a sitting beer, but I wouldn't hesitate to order it.

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Photo of RoseHulmanBeerClub
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garuda
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nate8822
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 1,597 ratings.
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