My weekends have been kind of insane lately, which has led me to miss a few posts, and I’m feeling a little stir crazy so here’s my first-ever weekday LIBA post. Get pumped!
I’m cracking open Great Lakes’ Rye of the Tiger IPA tonight, and I’m psyched. I’ve reviewed a bunch of Great Lakes brews over the years, and they’re almost always delicious. Plus, I’ve been really into rye beers lately, so all the ingredients are in place.
Rye of the Tiger pours out a clear golden color, with just a touch of white foam crown and a super hoppy but spicy aroma. That smell pretty much exactly carries over to the taste, and that taste is crazy good.
Pungent hops dominate the first sip, but quickly fade into a very spicy and rye that reminds me of sipping some Bulleit rye whiskey on the rocks – so good! The end note is a nice blend of sweet malts and decent mouthfeel, and it sticks around for a minute.
I can’t rave enough about this beer. It’s got everything you want in a rye beer: strong hops, spicy rye, and sweet malts in perfect balance. Another excellent Great Lakes brew, and one I’ll definitely pick up again!