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

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 64
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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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jimelee108, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Zaphog, May 04, 2012
Photo of aasher
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%

I picked up a few of these this past weekend at Three Floyds.

This beer pours a light bodied bright bronze in clor with a two finger, very soapy white head. The nose is compromised of citrusy, and I swear some Citra, hops with a nice slightly sweet malt backbone. It's hoppy without being Alpha King or Zombie Dust aggressive. The flavors are very well integrated. It is an off dry, citrusy and has a touch of pine as well as fresh soap. There is also a touch of rye spice. It drinks very smoothly and is light in body and very drinkable. For some reason I didn't really expect a beer like this but this one is really impressive. It has the Three Floyd's mark all over it. I'd recommend grabbing this while they still have some left at the brewpub.

aasher, May 03, 2012
Photo of 71gto
1/5  rDev -76.6%

71gto, May 02, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%

Purchased from FFF at DLD. Had some there, but only after the palate was wrecked.

Pours deep orange with a 2 finger white head with excellent retention and lacing. Picture perfect beer.

GIANT citrus aroma with some excellent grapefruit (my personal favorite smell in an IPA) along with some rye spiciness with just a hint of sweetness.

Tastes like a IPA with rye added. Bright citrus notes again mostly featuring grapefruit. Just a touch of malt sweetness before finishing with a good spicy kick from the rye, but intertwined with piney bitterness.

A tad bit sticky with good carbonation.

Wow this beer is almost flawless and not quite like anything I've ever had before. Bravo FFF for making yet another amazingly hopped up masterpiece. It's akin to Zombie Dust with some rye. I hope they make this a regular offering.

jmarsh123, May 01, 2012
Photo of danoble1
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

danoble1, May 01, 2012
Photo of hooliganlife
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

pours a golden copper, inch plus of creamy head. nice retention. some light lacing.

heavy tangerine, orange, and fruit. heavy nose.

spicy and bitter through out. pine and resin with some light citrus hops. rye is very apparent.

very full body, lots of bite from both beer and carbonation.

very flavorful, hoppy, and good. could drink this all day.

hooliganlife, May 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

stbo101, May 01, 2012
Photo of ChugginOil
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%

Had multiple pours of this while at DLD 2012. Now time to try the bottled version picked up at the event.

Poured into a FFF pint glass.

Pours a clear golden/yellow color with two inches of off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing clinging all day.

The nose has an ample amount of citrus hops with a hefty amount of rye spice intertwined. This smells similar to Zombie Dust with a rye twist. Very interesting and lovely.

The taste is hoppy and has those earthy, rye spices noticed in the nose. Bitter citrus and tropical fruit notes are very prominent and big on the taste buds. The rye is noticed on the back end of the hop madness. Very tasty.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and has a perfect amount of carbonation. Creamy right before the carbonation sinks in.

Overall, this is an amazing rye infused pale ale from FFF. Once again, setting the bar for such a beer. Not many others can live up to these tastes. Great brew.

ChugginOil, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

M1A2, Apr 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

bpgpitt10, Apr 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

scott2269, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of mynie
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

On regular, non-cask tap at DLD. It was the first beer I had, because I'll be goddamned if a sessionable ryePA didn't sound perfect after waiting in line for two hours.

Pours hazy, reddish gold with a decent head. Pretty boilerplate for a rye pale, but there's nothing wrong with that.

Smells sharply citrus with a decent rye tang.

Tastes the same, but the neat balance between the sharp hops and slightly-less sharp rye and barley back end becomes more apparent and much more interesting. Most brewers overload their rye beers with tons of hops, basically blotting out the neatness of the rye. Here, the Floyds show some uncharacteristic hop-restraint, and try instead to but the hops and rye in more productive communication with one another. The results aren't quite perfect, but still pretty close.

mynie, Apr 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

brycevolk, Apr 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

CummingsK21, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

sbricker, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

coz, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

MrMcGibblets, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mcorwin, Apr 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

sgoro, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

denimdemon, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mjohnson17, Apr 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

bertram, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

bsuedekum, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Jerry, Apr 25, 2012
Rye'd Da Lightning from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.