Rye'd Da Lightning - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
Big thanks to Chris for sharing this one.
Pours a clear orange with a thin white head and decent lacing. Smell is really quite good - a fantastic citrusy aroma (Nelson hops?) really takes over and hits you in the face in a great way. Taste follows the nose - it's a huge citrusy hops flavor while not being too bitter, which makes it very easy to drink. The rye isn't as prevalent as I had hoped, but still hides in the background. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a little sticky, which some nice carbonation. Overall, this is a great beer, not quite up to the level of Zombie Dust, but actually quite similar and damn good.
05-12-2012 03:11:26 | More by starrdogg
4/5 rDev -6.3%
Pours a crystal clear copper with a finger off white head. Fluffy and pillow like with great retention.
Smells like a Lagunitas beer too me. Bright citrusy hops, reisouny, oily hop aromas covering up most of the malt and leaving only a ester of the rye spiciness.
Rye comes out more in the mouth. A bit thin big bright citrusy hops, hints of toffee, very clean on the palate with brisk carbonation. Not overly complex but easy drinking and quaffable. Some tropical fruit as well.
05-11-2012 20:33:21 | More by mcallister
4.03/5 rDev -5.6%
Bomber with a whacky label poured into a tulip. Thanks Dan (dvelcich).
Clear amber colored beer with a very good head and retention. Kickass lacing. Great tropical fruit aroma typical of FFF with some piney notes. Crisp and bursting with great hop flavor, some bitterness, some sweetness and a hint of rye at the end. Medium finish and a faint lingering bitterness. Very easy drinking and very good.
4.5, 4, 4, 4, 4
05-11-2012 06:57:11 | More by tewaris
4.1/5 rDev -4%
The legendary aasher sent this beer to me. In fact, it arrived today and I simply couldn't wait to open it. Cheers and thanks again, Al!
Brilliantly clear, medium orange color. Airy, off-white foam formation was large, leaves some sticky lacing behind and is retaining well. Great looking beer.
Citrus fruity hops greet the nose first. Also picking up some resiny pine. Malt seems mostly clean but I did get a whiff of spiciness.
Again fruity hops taking front stage but followed quickly by a firm malt backbone that shows off a tinge of dark toasty bread. Very slight smoky note in the background seems unusual for an APA. Bitterness is moderately high and continues to linger long in the dry finish.
Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Smooth.
Showcasing a great hop character but with ample malt support, Rye'd Da Lightning is certainly a tasty beer. As an American Pale Ale it has a malt flavor or two that might be considered out of style but none the less, definitely a beer I'd love a second (or third or…) pint of. Tasty stuff here, thanks again Al for sending it!
05-11-2012 04:25:17 | More by BrewerB
4/5 rDev -6.3%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a 20 oz. nonic pint glass
Pours a deep gold with orange hues and a clean white two finger head. Aroma of citrus with an undertone of pine. Grapefruit greets your taste buds upfront transitioning into a bit of pine and finishes with dry rye spicyness. Well carbonated with a slick medium body. A very balanced brew. Those that appreciate a drier pale ale will especially enjoy this brew.
05-11-2012 03:33:47 | More by chanokokoro
4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
On tap at Dark Lord Day 2012. Several pours from a plastic cup into a mini snifter. Pours a clear golden color with a nice white head. Good retention and plenty of sticky lacing on the way down. The nose carries a hefty amount of citrus along with some light tropical fruits and a bit of a floral character. Rye spice lingers in the background. Touch of earth makes its way through into the flavor. Great combination of rye and hops. Body is light and fairly-crisp with a solid hop bitterness. Huge fan of this one.
05-09-2012 17:38:42 | More by Thorpe429
3.78/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
05-09-2012 15:53:41 | More by CuriousMonk
4.1/5 rDev -4%
Thanks, Florida9 for grabbing me one of these at DLD.
Golden orange body, about the color of apple juice. It's clear and has an average white head.
Aromatic grapefruit and tangerine hops with a hint of biscuit malt.
Grapefruit, tangerine, light malt, and nice peppery finish.
Fresh and clean mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
A damn good rye pa. The peppery rye and citrus go well together.
05-06-2012 23:06:22 | More by Vonerichs
4.1/5 rDev -4%
As a fan of the style & the brewery, i had to find this one asap! Poured 22 oz bottle into Duvel tulip.
This guy pours the color of orange cough syryp: nice, deep amber. Gorgeous, creamy head that retains for a while. Great snowcap lacing, and plenty of stickiness to the sides of the glass. Crown jewel of this brew is the smell: super hoppy nose, with a hint of rye spiciness. Strong citrus presence here, too: orange/tangerine.
Down the hatch! To me this tastes quite similar to Zombie, with a bit more of a bitter finish. Honestly: so many 3F brews taste so similar to me, which is not a bad thing. Not quite as pronounced of a rye presence as Founders or 2 Brothers version.
Overall: great brew, just lacking a touch for the style. Had I not known this was a rye beer, would likely rank a bit higher. Another winner from 3F!
05-06-2012 18:46:49 | More by ChiPool
4.4/5 rDev +3%
A - Pours a clear light copper with almost two fingers of white head. Head has good retention and leaves some spotty lacing. A small stream of carbonation rises slowly in the middle of the glass.
S - Nice big citrus aroma, with orange, some grapefruit zest and some subtle sweet malts.
T - Hops and malts are pretty evenly matched here. Definitely not an APA posing as an IPA, but still a nice hop presence, especially on the initial taste and with some lingering bitterness on the finish. Rye brings a nice subtle spiciness to the taste. Similar to smell, the hops are very citrusy.
M - Medium mouthfeel is very smooth, and finishes clean and dry with some bitterness.
O - Very enjoyable APA. Crisp and clean with a nice complement of malt. For the price point, I would still take Red's Rye to get my rye fix, though the hop profile here is very nice. If this made it into the FFF year-round six-pack line up, I could see this being a regular purchase.
05-06-2012 02:04:04 | More by warnerry
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
22 oz bomber I picked up at DLD 2012, no bottled on date, poured into a tulip glass.
A- Pours a clear orange color, topped with a couple fingers of white head, good retention, leaves tons of crusty lacing.
S- Nice juicy citrus aroma, grapefruit and orange, some biscuity pale malt.
T- More fruity hops, grapefruit, tangerines and blood oranges, spicy, peppery rye, bitter grassy finish.
M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel.
O- A really tasty pale ale, rye and fruit flavors are awesome.
05-06-2012 00:06:52 | More by WillCarrera
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
A: clear copper in color. Forms a thin off white head that is fairly stable. Some light lacing.
S: aromatic. Full of citrus with lots of grapefruit and orange with hints of tropical fruit and mango.
T: Zesty grapefruit with notes of orange. Some mild caramel malts and rye create a peppery base that accents the citrus hops nicely. Clean finish. Very mild bitterness.
M: on the lighter side of medium. Good carbonation. Very mild bitterness
O: A very nice easy drinking beer. Like the citrus character (reminiscent of Citra) with the peppery quality. Almost like a rye Zombie Dust.
05-04-2012 23:03:11 | More by Florida9
Rye'd Da Lightning from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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