Rye Of The Tiger IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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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3.32/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Diamond Market. Pours to the pint glass clear golden orange with a small creamy white head on top. Aroma is sweet malts, orange rinds, honey. Flavor is orange rinds, light hop grapefruit bitter, tiny hints of rye spice, and a very sweet sweet malt presence that dominates. Medium plus mouthfeel, slick, nearly syrupy, with medium low carbonation. Decent beer but disappointing by GL standards. Wonder if this is an old keg.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 6/24/14. Poured 5/28/14 into a shaker pint. $2 single bottle.

Appearance: Semi-aggressive our got it into the glass perfectly with about a two and a half finger head. Slightly hazy light amber color (or the orange of a tiger's fur?) with an off-white, creamy head. Great lacing.

Smell: Certainly a rye IPA. There's that sharp rye spiciness at first, but then a lot of citrus in it as well as some tropical fruits. Pleasing.

Taste/feel: Yes, that's nice. I wouldn't expect anything less from GLBC. This beer has an awesome, awesome balance between the spicy rye, fruitiness and bitterness from the hops, and then some sweetness and biscuity flavors from the malt. Pretty full body with a pretty light carbonation that I actually was just a little bit higher. Sweet hop flavor at the front with some spicy rye and a bit of bitterness at the end. Overall, I think it's sweeter than it is bitter, and for that reason makes this taste more like a DIPA than an IPA -- the body of this gives that impression as well.

This beer's packing some flavor for two bucks a bottle. There's a nice complexity there -- it's just a very well made IPA with depth of flavor added with the rye, and that's a perfectly good thing. This beer doesn't have nearly as much rye as some other rye beers I've had in the past. In Rye of the Tiger, it compliments rather than takes the spotlight, and it works exceptionally well.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

A: Pours a hazed amber color. The head is about a finger high, with an off-white shade and fluffy texturing. It retains itself quite well, too. A good ring of lacing is left on the glass.

S: This shows off the rye malts fairly well. This isn't the freshest bottle (still within the best-by date, though), but there is a decent hoppiness to be found. I want to say...piny, maybe even a bit grapefruity? Still, it's more rye forward than anything. There's even some hints of ester fruitiness.

T: I'm picking up a lot of the rye spice at first. After a spicy opening, it quickly transitions into a crisp, almost tropical fruitiness. Mango, pineapple, maybe some melon as well. A touch of malt sweetness is found right before the swallow. It doesn't work amazingly, but like most everything else Great Lakes brews, it still works nicely.

M: A coarse beer on the palate, this seems to make it even more crisp and dry finishing. Ergo, it's superbly drinkable. It slows down a bit after around half the bottle, but it's still extremely easy going (if a bit syrupy).

O: This is a tasty rye IPA that's not overly harsh or biting - or, on the opposite side of the coin, sweet or sugary. It just drinks really easily for its ABV, all while bringing a healthy rye character. Definitely worth revisiting.

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

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, orange marmalade and caramel malt. Body is full and crisp. Citrusy hops dominate the palate, while caramel malt and ripe fruit provide some support. Finish is long, dry and spicy. Excellent brew.

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Rye Of The Tiger IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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