Rye'da Tiger - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.23/5 rDev -1.4%
22oz bottle poured into a FFF Teku glass. From the most recent December/January 2012/13 release.
Rye'da Tiger pours a lovely bright copper color, hues of orange and gold, somewhat cloudy, lots of sediment floating in the glass with a few bubbles rising up from the bottom. A nice, thick, cloudy, white head rises out of the beer, nearly 2 fingers high, tightly packed bubbles that has great retention and leaves behind a large network of soapy lacing. The aroma is superb, bright citrus with light subtle floral notes, resinous pine and some earthy grass lead to sweet pale grain and a bit of fusel alcohol. Bright citrus hits the tongue, grapefruit with lighter tangerine, lovely floral notes come out with a big burst of sticky, oily pine and bitter, earthy notes of grass and weeds, prickly rye is apparent with some sweet grain and strong astringent alcohol. The body is somewhat oily and soapy, medium carbonation, coats the mouth well and has a slightly dry finish with a touch of alcohol bite.
Verdict: A wonderful Imperial Rye IPA from Three Floyds. The hop profile is so bright and vibrant, really shows off the freshness of the beer, the rye is a subtle touch that adds a nice bit of complexity and while this is certainly a boozy beer, the alcohol is never that much of a distraction, a very worthy IPA for any hop head.
01-19-2013 22:08:14 | More by kevanb
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
4.31/5 rDev +0.5%
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).
01-17-2013 03:11:23 | More by emyers
3.86/5 rDev -10%
Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.
If you are a 3 Floyds fan, you will like this beer. I am a fan, so I do enjoy it.
It has all the earmarks of their offerings: Great head retention, citrus-like aroma,
and lingering bitterness. Yes: rye spice to boot. It's rusty orange, with plenty of sediment.
Many of the 3F hop-forward offerings taste similar to me, and I like most of them.
Solid offering: hoppy, balanced, and offers a twist with the rye. Not quite as complex as D'naught, but worth a try. I like it more than the "Lightning" version. Looking forward to Boru in a month or so!
01-17-2013 01:25:44 | More by ChiPool
Rye'da Tiger from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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