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Rye'da Tiger - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 156
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Remember Rye'da Lightning? This is its double. Think of Ronnie James Dio while you enjoy this double Rye IPA.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-06-2012)
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Photo of emyers
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy pale amber with a huge fluffy white head. Good head retention. Leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Citrus and floral hops with a big dose of rye spiciness up front. Some biscuit and caramel malts peek through. Same great in-your-face hop profile that Three Floyd's seems to always bring.

Taste: Sweeter than expected. A good balance between caramel malt and floral/grapefruit hops infused with rye spiciness. Finish is a bit floral with more caramel and rye balanced by bittering hops. The rye works brilliantly with the hop profile. Excellent.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body for the style. Rye makes it a bit chewy. Carbonation level keeps at least somewhat crisp despite the thickness.

Overall: One of the best rye beers I've had, and I love my rye beers. Strong rye presence, great hop profile (no surprise coming from Three Floyd's).

emyers, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a glowing murky orange with a one finger bright white head. Oh wait, I see chunkc floating around, big ones.

S : Huge tropical citrus and fruit notes with some slight pine in the background. The rye was light on he nose

T: Intial rye preys on the taste buds, Some grapefruit, pineapple and some pine follow. The rye spices things up a bit midtaste but not to overpower the truckload of hops providing more tropical fruits and sweetness. It finishes dry with a strong tropical fruit backbone. Some slight rye also fades away in the background of the finish.

M: Full bodied IIPA, well carbonated, dry, lingering sweetness with bombs of fruitiness andsubtle pine

O: Very good, no major complaints. I wanted a little more rye though.

barleywinefiend, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating but was purchased recently. Pours extremely hazy orange amber color with a very nice 2-3 finger dense off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, rye spiciness, pine, floral, herbal, and citrus rind. Fantastic aromas with great balance of hop complexity and rye malts. Taste of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, spicy rye, light pine, bread, floral, citrus rind, earthiness, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of earthy citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, bread, pine, floral, rye spiciness, citrus rind, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a very nice balance with the rye spiciness; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, sticky, and slightly crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic imperial Rye IPA! Great hop flavor complexity and malt balance with the rye; very smooth and easy to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.

superspak, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from the bomber. The other half of the bottle was used in Smoked Gouda Soup, and it was fabulous. Leaving a nice off-white head, the beer was a copper color with tons of sediment floating in the glass. The sediment reminds me of a winter snow globe. The initial aroma is hops, this is obviously a beer by the Floyds. One also gets the alcohol in the aroma, but this is a minor issue. In the initial taste, the beer bursted with grapefruit like hops. A citrusy pineapple, a hint a peach skin and some pine were also present. Where this beer gets interesting is in the aftertaste. The tartness of the rye is accompanied by a grapefruit marmalade accent. The thicker texture really allows the flavor to linger and mellow on the tongue. And while the citrus mellows, the rye just seems top stay. A mild alcohol warming makes an impression, though it is surprisingly mellow for the ABV. Overall, this is a great beer. Best of all, no lines outside the building necessary for this one.

JohnnyHopps, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of maximum12
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to AtlCarl for a great recent trade involving all sorts of things I'd been lusting after. You know if a guy you're trading with for the first time hits you up while on vacation & says "Hey, you want this beer?" that it's going to be a good swap. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour is the first liquid to touch my sparkling new 7venth Sun Brewery glasses (thanks Brian!), & it's murky, opaque orange. Nose is surprisingly fruit along with a double-fistful of earhty rye. Nice beginning.

Rye'da Tiger is like a little touch of Jamaican soil dropped into a V-Mango-8. Mango & fruits from warmer climes are jarred with a forearm of bitterness to the teeth. The rye shows as a mix of the earthiness & spice - I usually find one or the other, but they're both ringing the bell. The mixture is sublime. Ice-slippery, Rye'da is a brief ride. It's not going to last long.

I find 3F seriously inconsistent; this beer shows off the Alpha King side of the brewery & not the, well, shitty side. Seriously excellent beer.

maximum12, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of sleuthdog
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into FFF teku glass

Appearance: Looks like your typical DIPA especially one from FFF. Dark orange to copper with golden hues on the edges. Beautiful pillow like two finger head with a bone white color. Tons of carbonation is flowing up the sides of my glass.

Smell: Holy hell this smells great and very typical of a FFF DIPA offering. Up front a shit ton of tropical and citrus fruits. Grapefruit, orange peel, mango, pineapple, tangerine and some lemon zest. I am definitely picking up some of the spice from the rye at the back end but the nose is dominated by FFF signature hop notes.

Taste: Damn this is a fine DIPA with a twist. Sweet caramel and citrus with orange peel, and the others as noted in the nose. A noticeable pine bitterness at the back end and throughout the swallow with a drying finish. The rye is present with a notable spice also throughout the palate.

Mouthfeel: This has a medium body and a higher amount of carbonation. It's creamy and spicy at the same time and somewhat sticky.

Overall: Well FFF does it again! I really liked this offering from them and it most definitely has their signature all over it!

sleuthdog, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Vonerichs
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy golden orange body with a dense white head and spotty lacing. Really nice looking color.

Smells of tropical fruit and citrus with a nice caramel sweetness. The spicey rye is barely perceptable in the smell.

Huge juicy tropical fruit and citrus hops, notably mango and orange. There's a healthy dose of pine and a peppery rye finish.

Medium bodied, good carbonation, and sweet.

Another delicious dipa from 3F, as to be expected.

Vonerichs, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of herman77
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Mango orange color, fairly cloudy with a frothy white head. Great retention and awesome lacing.

S: Tropical fruits, rye spice. Some sweet malts. It's got that classic hoppy tropical/grapefruit Three Floyds smell to it.

T: More sweeter in the taste then the nose. Again, its got that classic Three Floyds hop profile. More tropical fruits, big carmel malt backbone. Honey, orange, pineapple and really ripe grapefruit. A bit of rye near the end. Some earthy hops and a touch of onion. Finishes a bit sweet and a bit dry. Not overpowering in the hop bitterness at all, but they are there.

M: Fuller body, average carbonation. Feels fairly smooth.

O: Great beer. Great drinkability, not sure what the abv is, but it hides it well.

herman77, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of zachary80
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orangish-gold body with a very nice white head, good retention. Leaves thick, creamy lacing. Just short of perfect.

Aroma is spicey citrus, zesty. The rye seems to come through once the citrus notes pass.

Flavor follows the aroma perfectly on the hop notes. Citrus, earthiness, peppery. Moderately high bitterness doesn't linger long but is the focus of the finish.

Smooth, medium-bodied mouthfeel. Don't feel the alcohol.

Overall this is a very good DIPA that makes the rye presence known. Won't unseat my favorites in the DIPA category but it is an excellent example of the style. If drinkability was still part of the official style ratings, this would be a 5, and would have little competition. This one basically dissapeared out of my glass.

zachary80, May 19, 2013
Photo of ChugginOil
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up @ the source

Pours a murky orange/yellow with an inch of white head. Lots of legs clinging here.

The nose is a hoppy explosion to say the least. Sharp citus notes with earthy rye are the dominant scents here.

The taste follows suite. Big bitter hops involving a whirl of tropical fruits with an earthy and spicy rye flavor. Bitter and hoppy with a light malt backbone. The ABV is not really noticeable but there is a bit of booziness as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation. A bit sticky.

Overall, great hop bomb from the Floyds. I loved Lightning, and I love Tiger just as much.

ChugginOil, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Bright, murky orange with a one finger bright white head.

S - Huge tropical citrus and fruit notes with some slight pine in the background. Smells like a FFF DIPA.

T - The taste follows the nose with all the FFF hops one would come to expect... Again, some grapefruit, pineapple and some pine. The spiciness of the rye comes right out of the gate, making its presence overly obvious, but it's not overpowering... The warm spice balances the sweetness. It finishes dry with a strong tropical fruit backbone. Some slight rye also fades away in the background of the finish... There are some complex ebbs and flows here.

M - The carbonation is perfect for the style. It's velvety smooth and full bodied... This is how I like my DIPAs to feel.

O - I was not in the mood for a DIPA, but I had to pick one up because I loved Rye'da Lightning. This so happens to be lightning's big brother... It's well-balanced, yet complex for a DIPA. It seems like everybody does a rye ipa these days, but IMO, FFF pulls it off the best. These guys can make a well-balanced hop-bomb, and this time they added some rye, too. It's nice... A showcase for a style that is starting to get played out.

***ABV is a mystery, but I got a bit of a buzz off just the bomber, so I'm guessing it's high... It makes me want to try Arctic Panzer Wolf to see if there are some similarities.

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1752nd on Review on BA
Bottle to Bavarian Lodge Tulip
22oz

Purchased from Famous Liquors, Forest Park, IL for 10.99

App- When I poured this out, It was a bit deeper orange. Looks like a very good beer in the glass. A deep yellow color intermixed with some other colors. A nice and puffy two finger head with some very nice and deep cling.

Smell- Big floral hops on this one. Not too much citrus. A faint grapefruit/tangerine. A bit of a wheat smell in there as well.

Taste- A very good IPA. It's tasty and crisp and clean. Slightly spicy with a balanced citrus back. Not overpowering and a nice drinker. The flavors are accentuated with a bit of resin and pine. So you get the whole thing in one go. Fruit, Rye, Hops, Pine, Resin

Mouth- Medium bodied with a medium carb level. Coats the tounge well with spicy flavor. Leaves a pleasant sweet grapefruit aftertaste.

Drink- I like me some FFF. I wish I would have bought more of these. This was a damn good rye IPA.

FosterJM, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of chanokokoro
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Three Floyds Brewpub. Served in a nonic half pint glass.

Dark gold with orange accents and a one finger bright white head. Huge aroma of a multitude of citrus and fruit notes and flora on the nose. The taste is consistent with the nose: juicy grapefruit, dense passionfruit, pineapple and citrus blossoms. Rye spiceness is quite evident midpalate and is essential in balancing the fruity sweetness and gigantic malt bill. Surprisingly, finishes quite dry with bitter tropical notes. Well carbonated, smooth on the palate. The heaviest malt backbone of any Three Floyds Double/Imperial IPA to date lends to a slick, full bodied mouthfeel. Fairly well-balanced and one of the more complex Double/Imperial IPA's I've had.

chanokokoro, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half inch white head, dark golden body. Plenty of small sediment floating. Sticky lacing, pretty decent head retention.

Dank + rye spice = yum aroma boner.

Rye spice and hoppiness is over the top, and I loves it. Melt backbone is there but gets blown away. If I had to guess it would be that this is a 10%abv.

Thicker mouthfeel, adequate carbonation.

Those who haven't had much rye beers beware, not for the fanit of heart (noobs). Can't say enough about. Yum thanks kawilliams81, go Huskies!

Duff27, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of MacQ32
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a semi-cloudy golden straw color with half a finger of near white head. Ok retention and lacing on this one.

S - Spiced rye floral hops, minimal caramel sweetness and a heap of spiced rye. As advertised, smells great, although there is a slightly offputting airy aroma to this in my opinion.

T - Spiced rye with dry bitter hops, followed by a hint of sweet caramel and more spiced rye. A slightly bitter, dry, rye aftertaste. A little simple but really well done.

M - Medium/lighter bodied with decent carbonation. Great drink ability on this one!

O - Very good. Lots of drinkable rye spice and dry bitter bops, the mild caramel undertone really rounds the beer out well.

MacQ32, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was my favorite new beer of the Super Bowl Party this year. Drank after a Zombie Dust. Remarkably similar beer, just of greater degrees of ingredients (more, rye). But anyways, this is supposed to be about the appearance first, so without further ado:

Poured out a hearty orange liquid, 1" off white head, looks professional quality. Aroma, big time amarillo, citra and simcoe I would guess, its delicious for sure.

Taste, damn, three floyds can make some damn good hoppy beers. Alcohol warming, but not providing a negative flavor component. Hops are bright and shiny. Plenty of citrusness to it, tangerine I think is the biggest one, it isn't big and tropical fruit, this is sweet orange and tangerine. Rye is barely perceptible, which is fine by me. Pretty dry mouthfeel. What FFF does so well is make their beer hoppy, but you never get the bitterness unaccompanied by other flavors. This is hop flavor all the way with little in terms of that copper penny bitterness and nothing else that so many shortcutting brewers seem to be all about (high alpha acid, thin crystal malt = ugh more often than not).

Beerandraiderfan, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Jake_Ramrod
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful copper color with a rich two fingers of creamy head. After about three minutes, the head began to recede leaving some pretty fantastic lacing. Moderate carbonation.

S: The smell has me quite excited to dip into this one. Very strong grapefuit in the nose and a bit of pine seems to be present, too. Can't wait anymore. Going for it.

T: Wow! That's a great IPA. I love the rye undertones. Not too strong and overpowering, but giving it just a bit of a spicy kick in the ass. A little grassy flavor,too. Perhaps this bottle isn't real fresh because it isn't typical of most of the doubles I've had lately. The hops are definitely there, but is more balanced than the typical double. Still, I like the balance of this beer and I don't need it anymore bitter. Easy to drink. Very approachable and dare I say sessionable.

M: Pretty standard feel to it. Crisp and slick. Little residual feel to it. But, still very nice.

O: I like this beer alot. The rye grains definitely give it a kick that sets it apart from the typical IPA. I'd rate it higher if it was just a bit more flavorful.

Jake_Ramrod, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - hazy mustard color with a fluffy off-white head that settled to a layer leaving small globs and sheets of lacing behind.

S - tropical fruits and rye malt.

T - lots of tropical fruit flavor with the spiceness of the rye coming through finishing somewhat sweet and somewhat tart.

F - medium bodied with a creamy smooth feel.

O - a nice example of the style with a rye kick.

JoeyBeerBelly, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of themind
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Three Floyds rocks! this is a high quality awesome Rye India Pale Ale. Pours a nice head and looks amazing in the glass, mouth watering! Good aroma and a solid A in taste. I would buy this again for sure. If you can get this brew...buy it! Just an impressive beer with a nice bite.

Bottom Line: Great beer for the style!

themind, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of nrbw23
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a bit of sediment floating about. A very thin white head that turns into an even thinner cap. Leaves a bit of spotty lacing at best.

S- An absolute ton and a great mixture of tropical fruits and spicy rye.

T- Exactly like the nose. Taste is really great. Everything goes very well together. Very outstanding brew.

M- Fuller side of medium and good amount of carbonation.

O- One of the best DIPA I've had. This beer is outstanding.

A big thanks to Mike for sharing this brew with me.

nrbw23, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of jgran737
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep orange, little lacing.

S: Rye and fruit.

T: Rye, fruit, hops, and booze perfectly melded together. This is what wins this beer over for me, by far the best tasting Rye IPA I've ever had. I think the smell hints at an overwhelming amount of Rye where the taste balances everything very well.

M: Medium to full with adequate carbonation right around where you'd expect this beer to be.

O: I haven't been blown away by any Rye IPA's so I went into this beer expecting a mediocre brew, however, I was pleasantly surprised by how well this beer balances all the flavors and gives a very nice drinking experience.

jgran737, May 27, 2013
Photo of zrbeer1579
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter

Appearance: Transparent somewhat deep honey orange with a one finger white head. Also, two thick ring lacing's.

Aroma: Juicy grapefruit, apricot, mango, and a little pineapple. Floral. Some spicy rye.

Taste: Very similar to the the smell. Grapefruit, apricot, and mango. Some spicy hops. Rye and its spiciness throughout. Some malty sweetness. Rye and hops in the aftertaste. Some alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel: Slightly over median bodied and median carbonation. A little sticky. Hops bitterness is actually light but lingers for five minutes at the most. Finish is slightly dry.

Overall: I really enjoy this beer but would enjoy it more if it had more rye. If it had more rye, I would give taste a five. I consumed this beer well over an hour. Like most beers, it gets better as it warms, especially the rye. I would definitely have this again.

zrbeer1579, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of joeseppy
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma pretty straight forward for me-hop flower, pink grapefruit and papaya.

This turns into a hop bomb! Big and bold! Definite caraway, white pepper, burnt caramel, honeyed biscuit and grapefruit pith. Like chewing on a hop head. Beautiful lacing.

Mouthfeel is semi sticky and pleasant hop aftermath.

Another FFF masterpiece. Nothing to prove, but again showing what an exceptional brewery they are.

joeseppy, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Docrock
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Half pint at FFF

A - slightly hazy light orange brown in color with a nice clean white head. nice head retention with fine sticky lacing.

S - tons of citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, a touch of rye and maybe pepper.

T - more citrus than even in the aroma, huge grapefruit and orange, maybe a touch of pineapple. a slight biscuit taste with a bit of spice near the finish?

M - carbonation is just right, slightly creamy with a medium body, there is a slight bitter aftertaste.

O - I liked this beer. My impression is its a slightly less balanced Dreadnaught, to the hoppy side with the bit of spice. Would have liked to get more than 1 bottle when I bought it. Will just have to enjoy it again on tap at FFF.

Docrock, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of bound4er
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 22 ounce bomber.

A. Yellowish amber appearance with a nice three finger, pillowy white head that recedes slowly. Laces like the dickens. Nearly perfect.

S. Mango, pineapple, pine, hop oils and bready grain. Nicely done.

T. Complex fruity entry of pineapple and citrus. Hop bitterness, pine and rye pokes through on a fairly long finish.

M. Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

O. A very enjoyable and drinkable beer from FFF. This stuff is fresh and it really shows. I need to grab another bottle before this disappears. Highly recommended.

bound4er, Jan 06, 2013
Rye'da Tiger from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.