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Rye'd Da Lightning - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 65
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A special rye beer brewed in collaboration with our friends at Reckless Records. Brewed with American 2-row barley & rye medium bodied ale has a sweet caramel biscuit body and a deep golden color. A special blend of hops gives this rye ale an aroma of resiny tangerines & blood fruit. Cheer!

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 04-16-2012)
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71gto

Illinois

1/5  rDev -76.6%

05-02-2012 03:06:43 | More by 71gto
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Rons35

Michigan

3/5  rDev -29.7%

02-19-2013 23:01:26 | More by Rons35
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birdsellam

Indiana

3/5  rDev -29.7%

08-21-2013 16:07:41 | More by birdsellam
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.7%

07-25-2012 03:38:16 | More by jenray
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-12-2012 16:51:50 | More by MarkIntihar
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Momar42 for the bottle share! Part of a 22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel artist tulip. Notes from last night's Skins/Cowboys game.

A: Pours a hazy copper color. The head is a one finger white color with unimpressive retention.

S: There's a really nice tropical fruit profile from the hops - which I've now come to expect from FFF. In particular, it's melon, grapefruit, and cantaloupe that I notice aromatically. There's a lot of rye malts that come through in this one.

T: The first thing that hits the palate is mango, melon, and grapefruit hop flavors. Rye comes through strongly afterwards, and some slight herbal piny hops in the finish almost gives off an onion/garlic vibe when backed up with the rye flavors. A bit on the rough side - both in texture and flavor.

M: Like I said, a little rough and heavily textured. It's not really dry per se, but the tingly coarseness doesn't mesh well with the slick, lingering finish. Low carbonation seemingly makes the texture come across as being thicker than it is.

O: I'm totally blaming palate fatigue as to why I only think this is just good. Going from a quartet of sours, a cucumber beer, a sweet vanilla/coffee porter, and freakin' BCBCS to a rye pale ale isn't the smoothest transition - but this beer still came off as a little rough. I'd love to try it again, though, because this was apparently an old bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 19:03:30 | More by ThisWangsChung
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer shared by Thorpe, served in a Three Floyds stemmed glass. At the time of this review, this is #4 on the "Top Beers - Rye Beer" list on beeradvocate.com.

Beer is brown with a thin tan off white head of small bubbles, decent retention, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is mildly hoppy, a little grainy, sweet with some yeast.

Not as hoppy as I thought, the rye comes through with a nice mild floral / earthiness on the palate. Decent but probably not a repeat for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 18:30:44 | More by drabmuh
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

02-18-2013 17:03:22 | More by Danielr26
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

09-08-2012 19:31:50 | More by bonez05404
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-09-2012 20:05:12 | More by ygtbsm94
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Steimie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-17-2012 12:08:57 | More by Steimie
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spamages

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-06-2012 20:49:45 | More by spamages
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

10-05-2012 14:39:13 | More by Christoff
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-17-2012 19:11:22 | More by seeswo
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

11-16-2012 01:28:15 | More by jplopez21
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-28-2012 15:58:58 | More by bsuedekum
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Bakker

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-19-2013 16:29:39 | More by Bakker
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-09-2012 12:45:49 | More by CliffBrake
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jdcooper88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-14-2012 23:18:10 | More by jdcooper88
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into dimpled glass mug. Pours burnt orange and deep golden with thin but nice-lasting white head that lasted well throughout. Aromas of rye, wheat, resiny tangerines, blood fruit, biscuit, and sweet wet hops. Flavors of sweet caramel, wheat, hops, and a somewhat bitter back finish. Medium bodied. Overall, a nice rye beer with some complex characters underneath.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 15:53:41 | More by CuriousMonk
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birchstick

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cool beer for a great record store in Wicker Park. Pours an orange tiger eye color with a nice head. Nose consists of onion, dank, earthy hops with some spicy rye notes. Taste opens up with citrusy hops, which move on to caramel malts; these are quickly overwhelmed by a barrage of onion, dank hops with a subtle amount of spicy rye malts. Mouth is full and smooth. Overall, this is a solid rye IPA...I love this style and I love the execution of FFF's part.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 04:43:40 | More by birchstick
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, thanks Chris. Served in a glass.

Pours a clearish golden bronze color with a quickly fading off white head that leaves smalls dots of lace trailing the glass. Malty and spicy nose, fairly bready, strong hints of rye and resiny hop. Flavor is much sweeter with citrus hops, red tropical fruit and caramel malt dominating. Spice is much less present than nose, but dry finish still has an earthy rye tinge to it. Finish also has a slight bubblegum aftertaste to it that I find unpleasant. Syrupy medium thick body with soft carbonation. If not for the finish this would be a favorite rye beer for the amount of citrus hops it packs.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 23:35:56 | More by yourefragile
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tanks merc for sharing

The beer pours a clear amber with a thin off-white head that laces. The nose is citrusy hoppy with a touch of rye spice and malt. The taste is relatively underwhelming with an expected amount of citrus hoppiness and touch rye spice. I could imagine this taste popping with a fresh bottle. The mouthfeel is almost syrupy sweet with a lingering spiciness. Good beer that'd be made great with freshness.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 22:57:17 | More by ThePorterSorter
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to jeonseth. Opened on 5.21.12.

A - Pours a clear, reddish-orange with a cream-colored head. Good retention.

S - Citrus-tangerine and orange, malty-carmel and bread.

T - Oranges, citrus, bread.

D - Tons of carbonation and a medium body.

O - More citrus than expected. A very nice balance between the hops and malts.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 22:21:09 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Rye'd Da Lightning from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.