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

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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 156
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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Photo of Florida9
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Fairly hazy flat burnt-orange in color. Forms a thick white head that has excellent retention and leaves quite a bit of foam on the way down.

S: Lightly sweet caramel base with lots of citrus and orange hops. Pine and mango to a lesser extent with the rye picking up on the back end.

T: Rather sweet with the unmistakable flavor of orange juice, but the OJ is balanced out with the spice of the rye, a lot of tropical fruit, and just a touch of pine. There is a little alcohol on the finish, but it is rather tame.

M: Medium bodied with a sweetness that is present throughout the beer. Mild bitterness. Medium carbonation.

O: Another very nice beer from FFF. Typically, I would find a beer like this to be too sweet for my tastes, but the sweetness plays well with the tropical fruit flavors while the rye seems to balance it out. In the end, it makes for an enjoyable beer.

Florida9, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of falcon1
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

falcon1, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of vitters03
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

vitters03, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of bryang002
4/5  rDev -6.8%

bryang002, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
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!

MasterSki, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of lil-mac
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

lil-mac, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of cfrances33
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

cfrances33, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of ckobes
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ckobes, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of aasher
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rye'd Da Lightning was spectacular so I was very excited to hear that this would be bottled. This beer pours a light to medium bodied, very cloudy dark burnt orange in color with a two finger soapy head. The nose is citrusy and dry. It has moderate bitterness and also a pretty prevalent Simcoe aspect as well. There is also a touch of alcohol present. The flavors feature slightly sweet malt and citrusy hops upfront. Its also a little soapy. I don't get much rye or spicy characteristics at all. It then changes to that trademark Simcoe quality with a good amount of alcohol. The amount of alcohol present really keeps this one from being well balanced. Overall this is a decent DIPA but not in the Dreadnaught, Arctic Panzer category and I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as Rye'd Da Lightning.

aasher, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of beerMeh
5/5  rDev +16.6%

beerMeh, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of tfischl
1/5  rDev -76.7%

tfischl, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of eorwar
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

eorwar, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Rado
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Rado, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -6.8%

drewone, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of DrinkinViking
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

DrinkinViking, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

MrMcGibblets, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of elevatedgreens
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

elevatedgreens, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

thinwhiteduke, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of StoutFest
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

StoutFest, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Savearth
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Savearth, Sep 14, 2012
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.

kawilliams81, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Talz420
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Talz420, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of ChugginOil
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

ChugginOil, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of verset
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

verset, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Bright, murky orange with a one finger bright white head.

S - Huge tropical citrus and fruit notes with some slight pine in the background. Smells like a FFF DIPA.

T - The taste follows the nose with all the FFF hops one would come to expect... Again, some grapefruit, pineapple and some pine. The spiciness of the rye comes right out of the gate, making its presence overly obvious, but it's not overpowering... The warm spice balances the sweetness. It finishes dry with a strong tropical fruit backbone. Some slight rye also fades away in the background of the finish... There are some complex ebbs and flows here.

M - The carbonation is perfect for the style. It's velvety smooth and full bodied... This is how I like my DIPAs to feel.

O - I was not in the mood for a DIPA, but I had to pick one up because I loved Rye'da Lightning. This so happens to be lightning's big brother... It's well-balanced, yet complex for a DIPA. It seems like everybody does a rye ipa these days, but IMO, FFF pulls it off the best. These guys can make a well-balanced hop-bomb, and this time they added some rye, too. It's nice... A showcase for a style that is starting to get played out.

***ABV is a mystery, but I got a bit of a buzz off just the bomber, so I'm guessing it's high... It makes me want to try Arctic Panzer Wolf to see if there are some similarities.

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 13, 2012
Rye'da Tiger from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.