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Rye'da Tiger - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 92
Hads: 624
Avg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 166
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-06-2012

Remember Rye'da Lightning? This is its double. Think of Ronnie James Dio while you enjoy this double Rye IPA.
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Reviews: 92 | Hads: 624
Photo of tewaris
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks lurchingbeast!

Pours a very hazy mango color with good head, retention and lacing. Juicy, tropical fruit aroma with somewhat sulfur-y notes. Tastes juicy, bitter, and flavorfully hop forward. I am pretty sure I wouldn't be able to identify rye if I drink this blind. Mouthfeel is medium, finishes clean and crisp with high carbonation. Has FFF written all over it.

4, 4, 4, 4, 3.5

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Photo of JackieTH
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a MN renaissance festival goblet. Wow the aroma already is pungent with tropical hops, citrus and a rye spice, but I digress..it shows a billowing sisal colored head, creamy, over a golden hued beer. Incredibly persistent head with ropy lacing. The smell is fantastic..a dangerous rye edginess pervades an otherwise lucious grapefruit, orange, papaya and mango tropical salad. Taste. Outstanding. Mangos, pineapples, grapefruit pith, jabs of unrepentant rye spice intertwined with big hop bitterness. Did I mention I need a spoon to scrape the foam clinging to the inside of the glass? Rich, creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Malt settling in late to ease the bitterness just a shade. Finish is mildly bitter, juicy, spicy and clean. I may spread some of this creamy foam on a slice of pumpernickel for a quick snack. I don't know what sort of voodoo these folks at 3 Floyds practice, but they sure turn out amazing brews.

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Photo of JDizzle
4.92/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

Looks like a DIPA, orange and beautiful!! A sweet looking white head that thins down. Lacing is fairly good.

FUCK ME this beer smells good! It's has a brutal spicy rye that punches you in the face with a bouquet of tropical fruits. This is the best smellilng beer I have had the pleasure to smell.

Again, the taste is just as good as the smell. The rye rapes you right away with a ton of tropical fruits to back it up. It's very bitter and hoppy, but not in a bad way. The bitterness is perfect and doesn't carry on too long. Unreal!!

Mouthfell is solid. Really carbed up and nice bitter aftertaste.

One of my all time favorites from any brewery!

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Photo of nrbw23
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a bit of sediment floating about. A very thin white head that turns into an even thinner cap. Leaves a bit of spotty lacing at best.

S- An absolute ton and a great mixture of tropical fruits and spicy rye.

T- Exactly like the nose. Taste is really great. Everything goes very well together. Very outstanding brew.

M- Fuller side of medium and good amount of carbonation.

O- One of the best DIPA I've had. This beer is outstanding.

A big thanks to Mike for sharing this brew with me.

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Photo of Chaney
4.72/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Three Floyds shaped glass.

A: Poured out a fairly clear, golden color, with a slight chill haze and a bunch of suspended yeast. The head was about a finger or so and settled down after a bit. Awesome!

S: Smell of FFF signature profile right away: Grapefruit, orange, and pomegranate all wrapped up in a nice, neat, rye-infused package.

T: Candy-coated booze upfront, along with a substantial rye component that tried to compete with FFF's hop bitterness but couldn't. Still though, the rye contribution was just about perfect. I got most of it on the late, late aftertaste.

M: Perfectly carbonated, on the sweet side of the spectrum, but it was that "man candy," citrusy, sugariness that keeps people coming back for more and more. The lacing was substantial.

O: I've yet to try a single FFF IPA that didn't rock and this is no exception. One of the best of 2012 in my opinion!

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Photo of MarkBlackout
4.97/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had some doozies in my day, and am always looking for new IIIIPA's to try. This offering from three floyds was just about the best I've had (out of 100+ IPA-type brews). I didn't notice much rye, but there was a bit of spice as others noticed. Very fruity, sticky, and just awesome. I bought this down the street at Stoney's here in Indy after cashing in some of my grandpa's old coins (RIP R.M.!). I toasted to him, and enjoyed this amazing brew. Out on the porch, the sun shone through it and displayed amazingly evenly distributed particulates of.. I dunno.. hops? Couldn't say. Do NOT pass this beer up. I don't sign in to review many beers but this prompted action! My next action will likely be buying another bottle when I can.


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Photo of Vonerichs
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy golden orange body with a dense white head and spotty lacing. Really nice looking color.

Smells of tropical fruit and citrus with a nice caramel sweetness. The spicey rye is barely perceptable in the smell.

Huge juicy tropical fruit and citrus hops, notably mango and orange. There's a healthy dose of pine and a peppery rye finish.

Medium bodied, good carbonation, and sweet.

Another delicious dipa from 3F, as to be expected.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of apocalypsezombie. Thanks, Tom!

It's pouring a hazy orange with over a 2 finger head of foam..I pulled it from the fridge about an hour ago.

The smell is all sorts of hoppy. Citrus, pine, volumes of tropical fruit pineapple is there for sure, and a nice spiciness from the rye. Overall, not overly bitter in the nose.

And then I taste it and all of what I've written is there as well as a very solid malty taste that adds just the right touch of sweetness. Wow, this is very tasty and I'm not getting much, if any, of a booze burn.

Full bodied with lighish carbonation, the mouthfeel is truly grand. Man, that rye really adds a great dimension to a DIPA. Thanks again, Tom! An awesome drinking experience is what I have here.

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Photo of Duff27
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half inch white head, dark golden body. Plenty of small sediment floating. Sticky lacing, pretty decent head retention.

Dank + rye spice = yum aroma boner.

Rye spice and hoppiness is over the top, and I loves it. Melt backbone is there but gets blown away. If I had to guess it would be that this is a 10%abv.

Thicker mouthfeel, adequate carbonation.

Those who haven't had much rye beers beware, not for the fanit of heart (noobs). Can't say enough about. Yum thanks kawilliams81, go Huskies!

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Photo of Florida9
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
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!

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Photo of cfrances33
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of aasher
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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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.

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Photo of ChugginOil
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Three Floyds Brewpub. Served in a nonic half pint glass.

Dark gold with orange accents and a one finger bright white head. Huge aroma of a multitude of citrus and fruit notes and flora on the nose. The taste is consistent with the nose: juicy grapefruit, dense passionfruit, pineapple and citrus blossoms. Rye spiceness is quite evident midpalate and is essential in balancing the fruity sweetness and gigantic malt bill. Surprisingly, finishes quite dry with bitter tropical notes. Well carbonated, smooth on the palate. The heaviest malt backbone of any Three Floyds Double/Imperial IPA to date lends to a slick, full bodied mouthfeel. Fairly well-balanced and one of the more complex Double/Imperial IPA's I've had.

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Rye'da Tiger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.