Rye'd Da Lightning - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2012 18:20:17 | More by ChugginOil
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2012 14:04:26 | More by mynie
4.1/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cask at Real Ale.
A: Burnished dark gold with a big bubbly white head.
S: Concentrated citrus flesh, redolent of apricot, tangerine, and orange. Pungent pine resin. Perfumy floral notes.
T: Orange and tangerine flesh with an upper low sweetness. Upper low bitterness with no alcohol or harshness whatever. Malt is restrained.
M: Upper light body with a dry, smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: A very nice pale ale. Poured this into a small glass from the imperial pint glass and it came alive
Serving type: cask
04-16-2012 16:43:03 | More by HopHead84
Rye'd Da Lightning from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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