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

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594 Ratings
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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 151
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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California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-11-2013 23:49:48 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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nickfl

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-13-2013 03:58:30 | More by nickfl
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 02:17:18 | More by MasterSki
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mdfb79

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 17:21:43 | More by mdfb79
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-08-2013 10:09:40 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-13-2013 04:44:20 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-19-2012 17:14:50 | More by imperialking
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barleywinefiend

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 13:35:50 | More by barleywinefiend
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 15:15:52 | More by rhoadsrage
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-30-2013 19:18:08 | More by InspectorBob
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 16:18:30 | More by Huhzubendah
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superspak

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 05:57:48 | More by superspak
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-16-2013 03:09:56 | More by brandoman63
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-17-2012 01:20:48 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-12-2013 00:58:15 | More by Gonzoillini
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2012 01:09:09 | More by mdaschaf
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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).

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 18:49:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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tdm168

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 01:38:46 | More by tdm168
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HopHead84

California

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12/07/2012

On tap at Strong Ale.

A: Effulgent orange with no clarity though a nice color. Big frothy white head.

S: Strong pine resin with lots of orange and grapefruit rind and flesh. Pungent hop presence with a bit of bread and biscuit.

T: Juicy orange and grapefruit with notes of biscuit and rye that provide a solid foundation for the hop expression. Huge hop flavor with a smooth lower moderate bitterness. Very well hidden alcohol.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: Toward the balanced end of the Double IPA spectrum but still very nice. Well done.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2012 04:34:14 | More by HopHead84
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-19-2013 15:24:17 | More by TurdFurgison
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

05-31-2013 03:19:13 | More by drummermattie02
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-26-2013 03:14:53 | More by tobelerone
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jrallen34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-13-2013 16:33:29 | More by jrallen34
Rye'da Tiger from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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