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Rye Of The Tiger by Great Lakes Brewing Company
Rye Beer
0.00 % ABV

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Review by everetends on 06/20/13  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 8 17 4 8 2013
12 oz bottle thanks to the always over generous spointon. Served up in a tulip.

A: Rye of the Tiger hits the glass a golden orangish yellow. Held to the light, it glows a vibrant orange with a hazy body. Carbonation is slow and steady throughout the glass. The pour yielded two fingers of tight, clean, white head. Retention is very nice, slowly falling to a chunky top cap. Lace is heavy, clinging to all sides of the glass the entire way down.

S: The aroma is not as big as some IPAs out there these days, but what is there is nice. A bready malt presence that is lightly sweet starts thing off. This moves into that billed rye presence with some earthy spice quality. Rounds off with oddly just a touch of orange rind and meat notes. Nothing too aggressive or too dominant in this department.

T: Things go in reverse in the flavor department. Starts off with a sharp citrus quality that is all rind and zest from grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Bitter but still has a touch of citrus refreshment to it. There is also a light pine presences as well. The malts move in to add some balance with a rye bread like note and also a bit of caramel. The rye makes things a bit more earthy, giving the beer a spicy bite that works well with the lingering grapefruit rind bitterness that won't be outdone. The rye is almost spot on in intensity and also balance with the hops. Tasty.

M: Shines here for sure. Medium in body with a mild carbonation to it. On the palate it brings some sweetness, earthiness and spice, but the bitterness pushes through with force. The beer dries out almost completely, leaving on a touch of lingering bite. ABV is light, with just some light heat on the throat. Aftertaste is all grapefruit skin and meat.

OA: Almost exactly what I want in a rye style IPA. The rye does its thing and keeps up with all the snappy hop flavors at work in this beer. It could use a touch more power in the aroma department, that adds to the charm of this beer not having to be over the top or overly aggressive. Refreshing, enjoyable, and easy drinking. Big fan.

Served In: Tulip

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