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

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603 Ratings
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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 158
Gots: 40 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Nachos4two, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

BEERchitect, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

zrab11, Feb 06, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

deadonhisfeet, Feb 06, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +2.6%

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
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

spoonhawk, Feb 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

BeerBucks, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

SkeeterBoganski, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

sliks96, Feb 03, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -10.5%

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

A Jefferson Starship song comes to mind... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy brass-gold topped by over a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises honeydew, light grapefruit peel, light cilantro/leek, and a very light dash of rye spice. The taste brings in more of the same, with the cilantro/leek character happily subdued and some pine sap, pine needle, light cedar, and light honey coming into the mix as well. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a rather nice and tasty rye DIPA, though one that doesn't seem to make efficient use of the rye. Still, good times.

TMoney2591, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

BeerOps, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

deuce9259, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

CubsJedi, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Steffan, Feb 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

seeswo, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

dipaguy, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Shagator, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

bradfordjohnson, Feb 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

AllanC, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

FutureOBrew, Feb 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Downtpwn, Feb 01, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +7.7%

Lets keep this one simple as I expect this to be in the top 250 beers before long.

L. The density of this is amazing, you can see yeast suspended in mid pour, huge bright orange body, and a nice white head that left a lot of lacing. A damn impressive double IPA look.

S. Rye bitterness dominates, giving way to sharp citrus notes and tropical fruits.

T. Make broo doo more intense and add a huge amount of rye bitterness and you've got this beer. Wow this is just damn amazing. So bitter but it's that rye flavor anyone having this is hoping for, but the three floyds malt and hops behind it.

M. Ok this is hot and bitter. It seems to work better than the sum of parts if you will.

O. Hoprod rye, you have a challenger. This is amazing beer....period end of story.

bobhits, Feb 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Nutwood, Jan 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

warrenout330, Jan 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JakeMorgan13, Jan 31, 2013
Rye'da Tiger from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.