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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cabsandking on 12-07-2006

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Ratings: 1,598 |  Reviews: 268
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

Photo of Lewreff
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shopk
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerthulhu
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Princeton orange colored body, slight haze with a lazy soft rise of effervesce. One finger mashed potato textured buff colored head sits comfortably atop. Nice sheet coating all the way down the vessel.

S: Dried peppery-orange and citrus orange, average awareness with a short duration. Deeper and longer inhales reveal some stalky and celery notes. Would of liked to see a bit more rye factor here. Some toasted bread crust.

T: Peppery-orange and bittering dry citrus hop wallop makes up for the gentle nose. The rye peppercorn is spicy, with some bourbon-dill herbal notes comes on strong. Peppery and woodsy bark with some bittering dry citrus leaves as strong as it arrived. Bittering alcohol pine afterlace on the tongue.

M: Good carbonation amount, some syrupy feel, turning to a dry peppery warmth on the inner cheeks.

O: Considering intent of style (rye ipa) i would say this is very good. The nose, while gentle is made up for by the huge rye factor in the flavor. Bold, spicy, dry and bittering, great lakes never disappoints.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdg204
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Khaack
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bonis
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

You ever...Be looking through your old reviews and realize for whatever reason more than a few of them are missing since your conquests over a few years ago.

So, I remember enjoying this one quite a bit, so I picked up a 1/6th keg.

Look - Golden amber with a two finger slightly off-white head with floating residue. This is one fermented beer. Carbonation appears to be on medium and the head retains quite well throughout the drink. Lacing sticks around throughout a good portion of the glass, but it is very spotty.

Smell - Grapefruit piths and rye breads dominate as expected. The rye is very, very pronounced and dominates the nose on this one.

Taste - The rye bread once again dominates with a juicyness from the grapefruit. Very bready, but not offensively bready.

Feel - Medium, creamy body with moderate carbonation.

Overall - Slightly less tasty than I remember it being. But still pretty damn good. But dear bear advocate, please stop deleting reviews :P.

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Photo of twage04
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty good IPA but nothing really sets it way above the pack. Malt presence is appropriate and some rye is detectable. The hops are mostly citrusy with some pine and floral notes. I'm thinking lots of cascade or centennial. Good execution but nothing is really unique or remarkable.

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Photo of PJKSR02
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To the dismay of my Western New York family members, I've largely been disappointed by the Great Lakes offerings. I came upon 12-packs of Rye of The Tiger while in Ohio recently, and bought one. This beer has a nice rye "bite" and bitter hops flavor, along with a generous ABV. If you're an IPA fan, it'll be a nice "something different." Note, as with several other Great Lakes 12-packs, this one was out of date by a couple weeks, but the best-by date isn't given on the outside of the case.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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