Rye'da Tiger - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
02-06-2013 17:57:30 | More by BEERchitect
3.43/5 rDev -20%
This poured out as a slightly hazy copper color, a nice sized sticky white head on top too. The lacing was pretty strong on this beer. The smell of the beer to me is a little funky, it's hoppy but it also has a minimal twang to it that is a bit off to me. The taste of the beer is big, it's got lots of hops, good malt base and solid bitter spicy finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is medium bodied, nice carbonated and oily. Overall it was a fun beer to have.
09-26-2012 22:22:25 | More by Knapp85
3.83/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
02-03-2013 18:00:47 | More by TMoney2591
4.29/5 rDev 0%
I'm thinking of Ronnie right now, specifically Rainbow-era shit.
Had this this twice in the the last few days, once on tap and now the bottled version. Going to attempt an awkward consolidated format review, as that's what the current fashion dictates. Looks like a He-Man powercat on the label... yesss.
Huge creamy head of white foam, leaves sheets of lace all down the glass. Murky orange otherwise.
Dank aromas of tropical and citrus fruit, mango, tangerine, grapefruit medley all up in your area. Chewable sweet tarts. Initial whiff of bubblegum yeast esters.
Smooth delivery and only the slightest nuance of booze to the skull. Extra fruity with and enchanting arrhythmia of sensory flavors akin to Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Still listening? Ok. Lots of citrus peel, earthy mango, apricot sweetness, dry and mildly bitter aftertaste. Squarely kicks the hop craving right over the horizon.
01-18-2013 03:16:18 | More by emerge077
4.18/5 rDev -2.6%
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!
09-21-2012 02:17:18 | More by MasterSki
4.21/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
01-26-2013 17:21:43 | More by mdfb79
4.31/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
01-20-2013 13:35:50 | More by barleywinefiend
4/5 rDev -6.8%
(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.
03-25-2013 15:15:52 | More by rhoadsrage
4.33/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
12-09-2012 05:57:48 | More by superspak
District of Columbia
4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
11-24-2012 16:18:30 | More by Huhzubendah
Rye'da Tiger from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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