DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pretty decent IPA, orange pour, white head, citrus aroma, taste is hoppy, well done Great Lakes. ARH (1124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 On tap poured into a shaker. The aroma is predominantly a roasted grain and rye with a caramel touch. There?s also a bit of pine and herb in there as well. It pours a clear honey yellow-brown color with a foamy, fluffy, pillowy soft, small-bubbled white head. It retains quite a bit of the head leaving a good medium-thick fluffy ring, an abundant, cloudy surface coverage, and a near sheet-like messy lacing. It?s a highly bitter beer with a mellow, malty, medium sweetness. The soft, creamy carbonation combined with the syrupy smooth texture to give this beer an overall slick and creamy feel. The full body finishes with a dry caramel, roasted grain, and pine with a touch of citrus sweetness.A gritty, resin aftertaste is left behind with additional notes of toasted rye. It?s a strong aftertaste that has a lingering quality. Marko (5597) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 5, 2014
Huge thanks to MatSciGuy for bringing this! Poured a golden body with a medium sized, lasting white head. Citric hoppy aroma, notes of orange, light alcohol, candyish. Seems it lost some aroma on the trip, but still not that bad. Herbal, strong bitter taste, some melon, light alcohol again (?), orange, slightly sweetish, slightly too thin. Lovely strong bitter aftertaste... interesting beer, hope to try it fresh one day to rearate. TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2014
The Rye of the Tiger pours a mostly clear light golden yellow with a foamy beige head that lasts a long while. The aroma is citrus, pine and rye. The flavor is also citrus, pine and rye although the rye shines through a bit more in the flavor. Overall this is a solid brew. I’ll have another please. EBROVIAK (36) - - JUN 2, 2014
OK so the name is cheesy, but this is a solid American IPA. A medium body for an IPA anD plenty of flavor. It stays crisp and hoppy on the front end and fades rather quickly to a crisp finish. This has all the flavor of an imperial IPA but doesn’t linger. Nice touch.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours clear and orange with golden yellow hues. A fat head of creamy off white foam that persists and clings to the glass. leaves, spots, patches rings and sheets of lace that slowly fall as you drink. The head refreshes with a swirl and lasted in a layer on top throughout the drink.
Nose is lovely. Smooth with both fruit and floral. Citrusy and tangy, tropical mango and stone fruit softness. There’s a bit of sweet sugar on the nose from malt and the promise of a little bread. The rye is subtle and balanced to the nose with an earthy scent. The rye spiciness is more subtle than the fruit, A soft herbal in the background.
Taste is smooth. The palate is balanced with the tropical fruit juiciness, the tangy citrus and the rye spiciness all standing toe to toe. A soft herbal and a light and fruity middle all are met by a favorable bit of bread. There is a moderate bitter that peaks with the rye . . . finally it comes forward . . .to go to a softly drying and lingering finish. The bitter peaks again on it’s own in the aftertaste where a tangyness revives all the sweet fruit you just lost only momentarily. Soft moderate mouthfeel and sweetly breaddy.
Tremendous. Great lakes has never made a bad beer. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2015 On tap at Great Lakes Brewing in the Cleveland Airport. Poured a medium amber, hint of orange, clear, good head. Aroma was slightly spicy peppery and citric hops. Flavor had a decent malt backbone, lightly caramel, some peppery notes presumably from the rye, and then a nicely balanced hop finish that was citric and pine oriented. Good stuff. RERATE: Basically a year later, this time in the Detroit airport as a guest tap at Gordon Biersch. Suffered a bit away from the source, as the basic notes are the same, but the hops seemed down a bit. Leaving up original rating for now though. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Got in a trade from Local beer swap. Pours a nice copper with small head. Slight malty flavor, spritzy malt/hop combination that is slightly weird. ICEatALAMO (1349) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a bright orange, not too hazy. The aroma is only slightly hoppy, more rye overall. The taste is fairly mild. Vastly different from an ipa, especially since I just had one before this. Was expecting more hops for sure. Only so slightly bitter. BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
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.