Rye'd Da Lightning - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.55/5 rDev -16.9%
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.
12-31-2012 19:03:30 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.8/5 rDev -11%
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.
11-06-2012 04:43:40 | More by birchstick
Rye'd Da Lightning from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.