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Rye'da Tiger - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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92 Reviews
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Reviews: 92
Hads: 624
Avg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 166
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-06-2012

Remember Rye'da Lightning? This is its double. Think of Ronnie James Dio while you enjoy this double Rye IPA.
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Reviews: 92 | Hads: 624
Photo of foodfunlifewaukesha
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just getting into IPAs and this one is right up my alley. Very floral nose of hops. A light-colored, non-hazy beer. Easy on the tongue with a bit of stronger hops in the aftertaste. But the sweetness of the hops calms it down before overwhelming my tastebuds. I would definitely order or buy again.

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Photo of tewaris
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks lurchingbeast!

Pours a very hazy mango color with good head, retention and lacing. Juicy, tropical fruit aroma with somewhat sulfur-y notes. Tastes juicy, bitter, and flavorfully hop forward. I am pretty sure I wouldn't be able to identify rye if I drink this blind. Mouthfeel is medium, finishes clean and crisp with high carbonation. Has FFF written all over it.

4, 4, 4, 4, 3.5

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
No bottle date
Hill Farmstead wine glass

A: Pours a hazy cloudy orange color. Not a ton of head. Thin ring of white. Not a ton of lacing. Carbo low?

S: Well it fairly malty. I guess with a double rye IPA, that's what you get. Getting some nice hop character too: orange, citrus, pine the usual players. That rye spice is there.

T: Lots of hop bitterness on tip of tongue. The rye spice is there in the middle, along with a strong malt bill. I guess my palate was fatigued. This one is really starting to grow on me. As you drink those hop flavors come out more. Dry spicy finish. Lingering hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a touch of hazy candy orange body with a light beige thick head of cream and the body is a snow globe of jetsam. There is a gentle microcarbonation pushing to the surface.

S- The green floral hops is big and bright.

T- The full flavor of unripe fruit hops has some bright green hops in the finish with an alcohol spice in the finish. Three is a woody green hop and rye flavor that lingers and grows in the finish as the beer opens.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a gentle fizz and an alcohol warmth on the exhale.

O- This is a nice full hop beer that brings rye and alcohol heat up to the hop level.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - cloudy, hazy orange with a huge, off white head that has great retention

S - oranges, grapefruit, bread, cake batter, alcohol

T - grapefruit, citrus, cake batter sweetness

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

I really enjoyed this beer, but I was hoping for some profound rye notes. I didn't get any rye in fact. I really enjoyed the hop character, and I have a soft spot for cake batter-like sweetness. Despite the lack of rye notes, I was impressed. It's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great label, even better idea for a brew: a rye DIPA. Cheers!

A: A little haze on the pour, but it’s mostly a clean orange, pretty fizzy. The head is short and cream-colored, not moving from its original height of a half-inch; it’s a solid layer of foamy cream. Sparse spots of lacing.

S: A pungent, yet polished Three Floyds experience: hop aromas come out first in a big way, but with balance. In some other beers from this brewery, there’s a clear layering of juicy hops over caramel malts. Not here, though: the hops are a sweet and spicy mix of pepper, citrus, peach, and grass, and the malts have a good rye tone of pumpernickel spice and toffee. It all comes out spiced and dark, and I like it.

T: Not as crisp as the nose would have you believe, coming off more like a black ale than a spicy rye. Toasted malt flavors are what you notice first, toffee, near-burnt bread, dark pumpernickel tastes developing slowly and smoothly over the drink. It has a bit of anise, too, which makes it even more reminiscent of a black ale. Herbal, spicy hops give this a fiery cinnamon and lemon-pepper profile – more flavor than bitterness. This palate seems to be more about flavor maturity than hardcore IPA hoppiness. Finishes with a lingering dark spice, like the aftertaste of a garlic-heavy Italian dish (not in a bad way).

M: Excellent here: full feeling, though it keeps away from a syrupy thickness. Just chewy enough.

O: Maybe it’s my love of Dio talking, but this was one of the most satisfying Three Floyds beers I’ve had in a while. Usually I don’t like big black ale tastes (anise especially), but this has enough Three Floyds flair to counteract the norm; it’s something different from this brewer, and they nailed it.

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Photo of andrewjraab
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - pours a cloudy orange with a full finger of foamy thin white head. Nice lacing and really nice retention. The foam almost resembles that of a nitro tap.

S - HUGE floral notes...almost perfumey, grapefruit, citrus peel, piney, bread, crackers.

T - Very smooth and balanced - big hoppy citrus punch up front followed by a nice malty / faint caramel sweetness. Finishes bitter. Nice warmth of alcohol settles in.

O - Extremely solid DIRYEPA. I shared this with friends and we all really enjoyed how quaffable this was for the style and ABV.

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Photo of brewtus
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours really bright orange with a single finger white bubbly head
S-citrus, apricots, bready, rye
T/M- a lot of sweet citrus, great rye backbone, bread, apricots, sweet hops
O- buddy brought this bavk from the brewery.really glad I got to taste this, hope I can find it in Ohio. I really liked the subtle rye, not overdone.

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Photo of jeonseh
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a FFF tulip

A - Bright, hazy orange with brown undertones. Poured with a big head comprised of many small carbonation bubbles. Leaves nice lacing down the sides. There are also a small amount of floaters as well

S - Citurs mixed with rye and pepper come up in the nose. I pick up orange, grapefruit, rye bready, and a slight hint of pepper.

T - Sweet orange comes first. As the beer progresses, there is a rye, bready malt that comes through along with a slight pepper spice and a hint of caraway seeds. The hops comes through on the end with a slight bitter grapefruit that lingers in the finish along with the rye.

MF - Thick and sticky sweet beer that has light carbonation. Leaves a slight hoppy residue that lingers on the tongue in the finish.

O - This is essentially a Rye version of Dreadnaught. It's a sweet and malty beer that has a nice hop presence on the back end. The rye adds a nice dimension to give it a nice bready malt and a slight pepper presence.

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Photo of KDawg
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy yellow/gold color with a foamy head.

Very aromatic with a juiciness to the aromas of hops, Florida oranges, mangoes, and florals.

Full bodied with good depth and flavors of hops, mangoes and Florida oranges.

This was a really good DIPA. This didn't show much booze to it either and held the style really well

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Photo of Gosox8787
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Big thanks to Brydeen for this bomber bottle. Chilled and poured into my Dogfish Head tulip.

Appearance: Bright orange in color. Maybe a touch cloudy but pretty clear for the most part. Pours a nice, white, creamy, two finger head with good retention. Leaves a nice lacing all along the glass.

Aroma: Really nice pineapple and tropical fruit sweetness. A touch of bitter pine as well. A touch of a bready tone as well. Really nice fruity and citrusy tones throughout.

Taste: Tons of citrus and pineapple tones from the hops. A lot more on the tropical and citrus side than pine, but there is a touch of pine bitterness at the end. An interesting, spicy, slightly bready note at the end from the rye.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly crisp and refreshing upfront. There's definitely some body to this beer but its drinks very light.

Overall, a really crisp and refreshing double IPA. The rye does add a nice dimension and mixes well with the sweet tropical tones from the hops. Really drinkable and tasty considering the ABV. Definitely a nicely made beer.

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Photo of BrewerB
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks for aasher for sending this out in a recent trade. You rock, Al!

Pours a hazed medium orange color topped by a frothy off-white foam. Great retention, lacing clinging to the glass. Big juicy citrus hops and a touch of sticky dankness greet the nose first. Some floral notes arrive later as does a subtle fruity, berry-like ester. Creeping bitterness escalates on the palate, climbing it's way through the tangerine and mango fruity hop tangle. Solid foundation of a lightly toasty, subtly peppery malt backbone. Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.

As usual, Three Floyds delivers the goods on another devilishly hoppy big IPA. Glad I got my hands on one...thanks again, Al!

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at FFF. Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a large white head made up of fine bubbles. Decent head retention and lacing.

S: Big citrus aroma, lots of grapefruit and orange zest mixed with some spicy rye and pepper.

T: More big citrus fruits up front, orange, grapefruit, and a bit of pineapple. Some bready and caramel malt with a kick of spice near the finish.

M: A big medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

O: A very solid beer, a spicy Dreadnaught. Should have had more of it.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden coloring and a thick creamy head, this IPA sets itself apart in looks alone. The lacing is tremendous and head is bright white and fluffy.

The nose is exquisite with soft pine notes, lemon, orange citrus and even cantaloupe.

The taste is of a quality IPA, strong piney resins, lemon, and a hint of rye. The rye is nice at the back and I found myself begging for more. The end is a bit tinny and lends to mouthfeel but the overall structure is pure quality.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly reddish orange with light layer of white head. Nose is chock full of ripe grapefruit, pine hops, and slightly spicy rye. Notes of lemon sneak in as well. Taste is somewhat sweet and malty with a nice bright fruity flavor that pairs nicely with a slightly spicy and bitter hop character. Mouthfeel is light to medium with moderate carbonation. Overall, another delicious hoppy brew from Three Floyds. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Sean. Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - Thick white foam settles to a thin cap, chunky collar, and splotchy lacework. Hazed dark orange-apricot body.

S - There's a ton of rye in here, along with a hefty dose of lemon zest and piney hops. There's a hint of tropical fruits, a hint of soap, touch of onion, and lightly burnt sugary malts. Really earthy and spicy, but not a ton of alcohol which is a plus.

T - The flavor is a little bit sweeter and reveals more of it's DIPA nature here. There's some juicy tropical fruit mixed with candied citrus over top of a moderately sugary malt backdrop. Rye is present but not in the same intensity as the aroma. Slightly yeast finish with medium bitterness.

M - Medium-full body, with some nice dryness to it. Not sure of the ABV, but there's not much burn or alcohol warmth - just a creeping buzz that sets in after 10oz or so. Zesty but pleasant carbonation.

D - Not as strong as Rye'd the Lightning but still another enjoyable beer from 3 Floyds. The 'imperial'-izing of the recipe has diminished the drinkability and I don't like the balance of flavors quite as much. Still, definitely worth checking out if you like hoppy rye beers!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 01/25/12 notes. Brought this back from Chicago a few days ago, bought it from the store around the corner from Hopleaf for $13.99. 22 oz. bottle poured into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of rye, citrus hops , tropical fruits, fruity malts, grapefruit, mangos, floral hops, some bready malts. Rye is prevalent in the nose, but a ton of tropical fruits and citrus hops as well. Really nice.

t - Tastes of grapefruit, citrus hops, fruity malts, rye, tropical fruits, lemon, floral hops, earthy notes, and some pineapple. More citrus here and less rye, but still very hoppy and awesome. Taste has some moderate bitterness to it, but not too much considering the ABV.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Some moderate bitterness bite in the mouthfeel.

o - Overall a really nice rye DIPA. Rye is up there in the nose and lots of citrus and tropical fruits throughout. Would definitely have it again.

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Photo of raznug
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Tiger pours a hazy orange color and is topped with ¾”of white head that tends to hang around nicely
Smell: The aroma of this beer is a beautiful blend of rye malt and hops that makes my mouth water without even tasting it.
Taste: The flavor of this beer could be a bit hoppier but it does have a nice blend of hops to malt for a 2x rye IPA.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and not as easy going down as some IIPA but it does get a small pass since it is rye based

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Photo of kevanb
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a FFF Teku glass. From the most recent December/January 2012/13 release.

Rye'da Tiger pours a lovely bright copper color, hues of orange and gold, somewhat cloudy, lots of sediment floating in the glass with a few bubbles rising up from the bottom. A nice, thick, cloudy, white head rises out of the beer, nearly 2 fingers high, tightly packed bubbles that has great retention and leaves behind a large network of soapy lacing. The aroma is superb, bright citrus with light subtle floral notes, resinous pine and some earthy grass lead to sweet pale grain and a bit of fusel alcohol. Bright citrus hits the tongue, grapefruit with lighter tangerine, lovely floral notes come out with a big burst of sticky, oily pine and bitter, earthy notes of grass and weeds, prickly rye is apparent with some sweet grain and strong astringent alcohol. The body is somewhat oily and soapy, medium carbonation, coats the mouth well and has a slightly dry finish with a touch of alcohol bite.

Verdict: A wonderful Imperial Rye IPA from Three Floyds. The hop profile is so bright and vibrant, really shows off the freshness of the beer, the rye is a subtle touch that adds a nice bit of complexity and while this is certainly a boozy beer, the alcohol is never that much of a distraction, a very worthy IPA for any hop head.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy apricot yellow/orange with a half a finger of pure white head. The foam settles really quickly, leaving only a rocky ring along the edges of the glass.

S: The nose is malt, spice, floral hops, and stinky cheese. This beer smells awesome. Honestly. Amazing nose.

T: It starts out malty and sweet, but shifts quickly to big time rye spice. I get rye, yeast, onion, rose hips, and orange in the middle. As it progresses the spice and hops dominate. The finish is drying, but syrupy. Hard to explain.

M: Full bodied beer. It's sweet and coating to start, spicy and citrus hopped in the middle, syrupy and spicy in the back end.

O: Good beer. Not the best. I love rye beers, and this is nice, but I have had better. The finish is too sticky and the onion notes are not my thing. I'm happy to have tried this, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again.

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Photo of Florida9
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Fairly hazy flat burnt-orange in color. Forms a thick white head that has excellent retention and leaves quite a bit of foam on the way down.

S: Lightly sweet caramel base with lots of citrus and orange hops. Pine and mango to a lesser extent with the rye picking up on the back end.

T: Rather sweet with the unmistakable flavor of orange juice, but the OJ is balanced out with the spice of the rye, a lot of tropical fruit, and just a touch of pine. There is a little alcohol on the finish, but it is rather tame.

M: Medium bodied with a sweetness that is present throughout the beer. Mild bitterness. Medium carbonation.

O: Another very nice beer from FFF. Typically, I would find a beer like this to be too sweet for my tastes, but the sweetness plays well with the tropical fruit flavors while the rye seems to balance it out. In the end, it makes for an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Hazy orange. A few bubbles well up and there are a few wisps on top, but otherwise no real head.

Smell - Big tropical fruit and grapefruit hop aroma. A touch of malt sweetness. I don't get any rye.

Taste - Strong grassy hop. Grapefruit. Not the sweet tropical and pale malt flavor I expected. Instead the rye cuts the sugars and delivers a bite with hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Bitter and rye finish. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The rye flavor is great. Blends with the bitterness really well.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip. It pours out a beautiful hazy orange and yellow color very reminiscent of a Belgian Wit. There are 2 fingers of nice rocky head with outstanding retention. The nose is wonderful. Nice big tropical fruits like peaches, lemons, oranges, and grapefruits.

Wow, this beer has terrific flavor. It's really well-hopped, but not as wonderfully bitter as Dreadnaught. I definitely detect the rye on the tongue and that woody, earthy rye spiciness really comes through (if it was heavily-hopped, it might not). The beer has a nice, slick, creamy feel and there's a good deal of fruity sweetness underneath the rye and hops. I even get a bit of rye on the finish which, like all FFF's IPAs, is dry, appetizing, and lingering.

An incredibly well-balanced and well-constructed beer. So glad I got to try this. It's probably even better when it's super fresh. This is one I will drink again if given the opportunity. Highly recommended.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy amber orange, two finger head with some lacing.

S-Starts with rye spiciness, then a bouquet of citrus (orange and lemon) hop notes. Along with some floral.

T-Rye spices to begin with. Then a wave of citrus, orange and lemon again, some grass with nice bitterness in the finish.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation and hop resins.

O-A really good DIPA, the rye enhances it and is a nice touch.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

bottle picked up not hat long ago when i was visiting the FFF area. had a pint of this on tap at the brewpub, but this review is for the bottle i picked up in town. enjoyed from a FFF teku.

a - brew poured a deep murky orange with a thin off white head of tiny bubbles. visible carbonation could be seen rising to the surface of the glass from the bottom. when held to the light, the brew was semi transparent.

s - much more hoppy and tropical citrus than i remembered when i had it on tap at the brew pub. has a nice glazing of rye coming in strong on the nose as well. i remember thinking that this one didn't hold a candle to rye'da lightning when i had it on tap, but this bottle seems to have a really fresh tropical vibe going on.

t - the flavor comes in big with rye leading the way trailed by a really nice citric hop and subtle bittering on the finish.

m - soft and a bit light bodied. doesn't pack much of a punch. a bit watery even.

o - overall, not as wonderful as rye'da lightning, but still worth seeking out. FFF does a really great job with a rye beer.

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Rye'da Tiger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.