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Rye'da Tiger - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 92
Hads: 624
Avg: 4.29
pDev: 25.87%
Wants: 166
Gots: 38 | 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 cfrances33
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled poured into a HF tulip.

Pour: Completely hazy orange with a finger and a half off white head. Head sticks around and also leaves pretty nice lacIng. This is definitely a good looking beer.

Smell: Orange ring, grapefruit, and lemon zest come up front, followed by a healthy pineyness, and a heavy caramel maltiness. Slight zing on the nose that I attribute to the rye.

Taste: Pretty damn balanced, with orange rind, pine, and huge caramel sweetness hitting you all at once, and staying true all through the palate. Rye provides a heavy spicyness throughout the entire palate. Ends with piney dryness and caramel sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Pretty big beer with equally hefty bitterness and sweetness. Finishes very dry.

Overall: Pretty nice FFF, as usual. My first good experience with a rye beer.

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Photo of herman77
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of ChugginOil
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1752nd on Review on BA
Bottle to Bavarian Lodge Tulip

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.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of zachary80
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of Duff27
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
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!

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
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).

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Photo of jgran737
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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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.

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Photo of themind
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
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!

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Photo of nrbw23
4.42/5  rDev +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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a hazy copper pour with 2 fingers of bright white head which left behind some really nice lacing. smells very citrusy, piney, floral - all i am getting is hops, and well, it's a double ipa from 3F - this is obviously not a bad sign.
the flavor starts off with a slight earthy bitterness then moves immediately to a sweet citrus tangy flavor that i can't even describe other than pineapple. grapefruit, burnt caramel are there, but mostly a nice citrusy tangy flavor that i can't quite pin down.. this is a very delicious flavor that i just can't allow myself to drink at a steady pace, though i'm trying my hardest to not let it end.
a medium body ipa with mild amount of carbonation, which is my only real gripe with this beer. i wish it was slightly more carbonated. the citrusy flavor would have worked perfectly with it. the hops leave a ridiculously sticky sensation, which just begs your lips to be dipped into this juicy nectar again and again.
it's early on in the year and i've already found one of my top ipa's this year. totally worth the trade i did (this and a behemoth for 12 nugget nectars). such a sweet citrusy, tangy, delicious treat.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Three Floyds' trek across hops and rye have culminated in Rye'da Tiger- A highly citursy, strong India pale ale with the husky spice of rye; and is all tied together with caramel, biscuit, and more pungent hops. It's a masterful blend that takes recipes like Dreadnaught and teases us with unexpected nuances.

The beer casts a amber-orange and slightly rusty hue,. The beer glows softly through its hoppy and unfiltered haze when back lit. Capped with a fluffy white head that liquifies as it condenses, its stubborn staying power laces the glass with broken strands of foam that provide an artistic, ribbon-like display.

Perfumy and earthy aromatics create a vibrant scent of orange blossom, ripe grapefruit, freshly zested tangerine, mango puree, spruce, and chives. The complicated scent weaves together with impressions of grain husk, pepper spice, bread crust, and caramel. The zesty ale seems both rustic and delicate all at the same time.

Medium caramel sweetness is met by hearty whole grain flavors, light biscuit, and a earthy zeal that seduces the early palate. Shortly after, the citrus, tropical, and earthy hop flavors take turns offsetting the grain sweetness with flavors of ruby red grapefruit, fresh squeezed orange juice, pineapple, apricot, papaya, chives, resinous pine, and crushed grasses and herbs. Earthen rye flavors carry an inherent peppercorn, crusted bread, and buckwheat taste that carries the vibrant hop flavors into a semi-dry malt taste and cleanly bittered finish.

Creamy and dry textures reside along side of each other, just as a malty meringue of carbonation and fruit gives an semi-sweet/semi-dry culmination. Its non-astringent rye spice is utterly unheard of with rye beers, but introduces minty-warm alcohol, resinous dryness, and clean earth flavors in aftertaste.

I hate to say "dirty", but the Rye'da Tiger seems to be a slightly lighter flavored, dirtier Dreadnaught. Dirty with both the husky rye flavor and feel, nutty malts, and grassier hops- but the soul of that famed imperial IPA is alive and well behind these special additions.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pours a hazy orange with a solid two-finger lingering head
S: Pine and citrus hops up front backed by a solid spicy rye-malt. Not subtle tropical fruit round it out; complex & enjoyable to sit & sniff
T: Mango, grapefruit, spice, rye, a bit of pine all come through in great balance
M: Medium-bodied, crisp, light carbonation; quite pleasant
O: Complex, balanced and tasty - not that I'd expect anything less from 3 Floyds; this is yet another great beer in their portfolio

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber, orange with a fluffy white head and patchy lace.

S - Grapefruit, orange zest, spicy rye and tropical fruit.

T - Grapefruit, spicy rye, lingering pine, tropical fruits. Some bitterness but a lot of hop flavor. Some candied citrus sweetness.

M - Medium body with good carbonation.

D - I saw a review call this man candy and I can't argue with that statement. Hoppy but with enough sweetness. I don't think 3F can do a bad hoppy beer.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark golden with a 2" off white head. Big trails and clumps of lacing remain on the glass.

S- wow! Huge citrus (Citra hops?) aromas-pineapple, grapefruit, orange. Some spice from the rye is here also.

T- sweet caramel and spicy rye, again big citrus as the nose. Nice amount of bitter pine and citrus rind.

M- medium body and carbonation. Really creamy with smooth finish.

O- awesome beer! Very similar to rye'd da lightning (no surprise) with a bigger mouthfeel and I think more citrus in the aroma and taste.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by nuplastikk. Thanks man!

The beer is straw yellow and mildly hazy with a thick white cap. The aroma offers a bouquet of tropical fruits atop a sturdy malt bill. Tangerines, pineapple, grapefruit blend beautifully with bread and biscuit flavors. Robust and full bodied with ample carbonation. Alcohol content is hidden well. Another very tasty offering from FFF.

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Photo of screamking
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into snifter.

Appearance-light apricot, 1 finger white head, nice lacing on side of glass. 4.25

Aroma-orange, grapefruit, ground pepper, peach, cherry, grilled pineapple. 4.25

Taste-strong citrus and strong black pepper up front, orange zest, sun tea, rye bread. 4.75

Feel-medium to full bodied, lots of carbonation at first, coats palate fully, after lasts a while. 4.5

Overall-great flavor from this beer, nice combo of rye and citrus. This is my first three floyds brew and if this is any indication I will be a fan for life. I only get a chance to purchase three floyds once every month or two because that don't come to my area. I might have to make a trip to norther Indiana soon. 4.5

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