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Rye'da Tiger - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 92
Hads: 624
Avg: 4.29
pDev: 25.87%
Wants: 166
Gots: 38 | 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 jzeilinger
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Many thanks to jisom123 for sending this bottle!

A - Pours a hazy orange/gold color with a massive billowing head and incredibly sticky lacing, carbonation is small and steady.

S - Alot of sweet, juicy, assertive and pungent fruit resin: mango, papaya, tangerine, and pineapple being the strongest aroma of the bunch. The only indication of malt anywhere in the nose is from the spicy rye and nothing else.

T - Taste follows the nose with a massive wall of resinous and oily tropical from start to finish. Up front is a massive wave of pineapple rinds, mangos, and tangerines and ends with a perfect sweet red grapefruit bitterness. The rye lends itself to a spicy, peppery character that adds to the intensity of the frutiness - lingering fruity spice. As the beer gradually warms a slight touch of caramel malt surfaces but it's buried way down there. There is some alcohol effervescence and warming as it slides down the throat.

M - Medium body, semi-dry finish, slightly oily, and with prickly carbonation.

O - For any lover of Imperial IPA/D-IPA's, this is a "fantabulous" beer and a must try before it starts fading. Thanks, jisom123!!

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Photo of rlee1390
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy amber orange, two finger head with some lacing.

S-Starts with rye spiciness, then a bouquet of citrus (orange and lemon) hop notes. Along with some floral.

T-Rye spices to begin with. Then a wave of citrus, orange and lemon again, some grass with nice bitterness in the finish.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation and hop resins.

O-A really good DIPA, the rye enhances it and is a nice touch.

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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 JoeyBeerBelly
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - hazy mustard color with a fluffy off-white head that settled to a layer leaving small globs and sheets of lacing behind.

S - tropical fruits and rye malt.

T - lots of tropical fruit flavor with the spiceness of the rye coming through finishing somewhat sweet and somewhat tart.

F - medium bodied with a creamy smooth feel.

O - a nice example of the style with a rye kick.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly reddish orange with light layer of white head. Nose is chock full of ripe grapefruit, pine hops, and slightly spicy rye. Notes of lemon sneak in as well. Taste is somewhat sweet and malty with a nice bright fruity flavor that pairs nicely with a slightly spicy and bitter hop character. Mouthfeel is light to medium with moderate carbonation. Overall, another delicious hoppy brew from Three Floyds. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a semi-cloudy golden straw color with half a finger of near white head. Ok retention and lacing on this one.

S - Spiced rye floral hops, minimal caramel sweetness and a heap of spiced rye. As advertised, smells great, although there is a slightly offputting airy aroma to this in my opinion.

T - Spiced rye with dry bitter hops, followed by a hint of sweet caramel and more spiced rye. A slightly bitter, dry, rye aftertaste. A little simple but really well done.

M - Medium/lighter bodied with decent carbonation. Great drink ability on this one!

O - Very good. Lots of drinkable rye spice and dry bitter bops, the mild caramel undertone really rounds the beer out well.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden coloring and a thick creamy head, this IPA sets itself apart in looks alone. The lacing is tremendous and head is bright white and fluffy.

The nose is exquisite with soft pine notes, lemon, orange citrus and even cantaloupe.

The taste is of a quality IPA, strong piney resins, lemon, and a hint of rye. The rye is nice at the back and I found myself begging for more. The end is a bit tinny and lends to mouthfeel but the overall structure is pure quality.

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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 MDDMD
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-hazy orange amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-malt, grapefruit, pepper, spices

T-malt, caramel, grapefruit, rye, pepper, nice bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and rich mouthfeel

O-a great rye DIPA! Good flavor and balance.

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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 jegross2
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewing Rye'da Tiger from Three Floyds Brewing Company out of Munster, Indiana. HUGE thanks to Will "my name is fake" Wilberg for hooking me up with the bottle!
Score: 98

Bottle is from mid-September 2012. Served in a Founders snifter and enjoyed on 10/04/12.

Appearance: Pours a bright honey-orange color with a lot of color depth when held up to the light due its transparent quality. Can be a straight honey or orange color depending on the angle. Quite interesting! A finger of cream-colored seafoam head at pour settles to a ring around the glass. Excellent lacing and retention. I really dig the frothy head that clings to the side of the glass after every sip. What a beautiful IPA! On the second pour, there were some floaties in the glass that made this one a little less beautiful....still an excellent looking IPA though! 4.5/5

Smell: In-your-face doses of slightly candied peaches and tangerines upfront. Pineapple, orange peels, rye spice, pine, and lemon candy overlay a faint caramel malt backbone. This beer is just loaded with sweet tropical fruit juice aromas and a nice and clean, piney-hoppy counterbalance to the sweetness in the nose. Wow. Simply wow. I was not expecting something so balanced and robust! 4.75/5

Taste: Hoppy oranges, tangerines and peaches up front. This is pure tropical fruit IPA juice. There is also a nice and subtle spice kick on the front of the tongue that I presume is from the rye. The back end of the flavor of this beer is bitter, earthy hops, caramel malt and faint rye flavor. The finish is pretty bitter, but the tropical citrus sweetness really helps keep it from going to far over the edge. 4.75

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with carbonation on the heavier side of light. Super oily mouthfeel. The bitterness really layers on the tongue and makes for an interesting palate-experience when paired with the faint rye kick this beer packs. 5/5

Overall: What a world class, in-your-face IPA that is bold and unforgiving. Bitter, but dangerously smooth. The subtle rye complexity here is a real nice complement to the hoppiness. After my experience with Rye'd Da Lightning, I was not expecting something so great. Kudos to Three Floyds for creating yet another of the best hoppy beers out there!

Recommendation: Seek this out and and consume it fresh! Unless you hate IPA and hoppy beers, of course.

Pairings:Spicy, homemade beer chili (the kind that Chris Gierhart makes when you pony up to '86 the pork!).

Cost: $10 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a golden murky with a thick amount of puffy and cloudy head

ripe tropical fruit, juicy, with hints of tangerine.

very balanced malt to hop ratio. lots of sweet malt with a strong tropical vibe. rye is very faint if noticeable at all. i found tigers little bro, lightening, far more spicy.

full with a mild carbonation

good but nothing mind blowing. i would drink again.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
No bottle date
Hill Farmstead wine glass

A: Pours a hazy cloudy orange color. Not a ton of head. Thin ring of white. Not a ton of lacing. Carbo low?

S: Well it fairly malty. I guess with a double rye IPA, that's what you get. Getting some nice hop character too: orange, citrus, pine the usual players. That rye spice is there.

T: Lots of hop bitterness on tip of tongue. The rye spice is there in the middle, along with a strong malt bill. I guess my palate was fatigued. This one is really starting to grow on me. As you drink those hop flavors come out more. Dry spicy finish. Lingering hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied.

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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 wvsabbath
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark orange yellow/burnt tan with a monster 3+ inch head and tons of sticky lacing.

Smell - Very tropical fruity, mango, peach, pineapple, grapefruits, oranges. Some nice smooth rye comes out also.

Taste - Big tropical hops right at first sip. Lots of mango, mellon and oranges. The rye comes out moreso after the first hit of hops but not as much as i figured. . Not overly bitter, really smooth and sweet. Alcohol is masked well, but there is a minor warmth at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Tons of hops coat tounge with tropical sweetness. The palate gets more hops and some of the rye. The finish is sweet, and rye, with tonge left a little bittered.

Overall- Another world class ipa from 3 floyds. Alot sweeter and smoother, and less rye then i expected. Unique flavors, very tasty, wow. A little pricey but worth the treat, as good as any other ipa they make, this is a must try.

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Photo of herman77
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Mango orange color, fairly cloudy with a frothy white head. Great retention and awesome lacing.

S: Tropical fruits, rye spice. Some sweet malts. It's got that classic hoppy tropical/grapefruit Three Floyds smell to it.

T: More sweeter in the taste then the nose. Again, its got that classic Three Floyds hop profile. More tropical fruits, big carmel malt backbone. Honey, orange, pineapple and really ripe grapefruit. A bit of rye near the end. Some earthy hops and a touch of onion. Finishes a bit sweet and a bit dry. Not overpowering in the hop bitterness at all, but they are there.

M: Fuller body, average carbonation. Feels fairly smooth.

O: Great beer. Great drinkability, not sure what the abv is, but it hides it well.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber, orange with a fluffy white head and patchy lace.

S - Grapefruit, orange zest, spicy rye and tropical fruit.

T - Grapefruit, spicy rye, lingering pine, tropical fruits. Some bitterness but a lot of hop flavor. Some candied citrus sweetness.

M - Medium body with good carbonation.

D - I saw a review call this man candy and I can't argue with that statement. Hoppy but with enough sweetness. I don't think 3F can do a bad hoppy beer.

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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 facundoCNB
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a hazy copper pour with 2 fingers of bright white head which left behind some really nice lacing. smells very citrusy, piney, floral - all i am getting is hops, and well, it's a double ipa from 3F - this is obviously not a bad sign.
the flavor starts off with a slight earthy bitterness then moves immediately to a sweet citrus tangy flavor that i can't even describe other than pineapple. grapefruit, burnt caramel are there, but mostly a nice citrusy tangy flavor that i can't quite pin down.. this is a very delicious flavor that i just can't allow myself to drink at a steady pace, though i'm trying my hardest to not let it end.
a medium body ipa with mild amount of carbonation, which is my only real gripe with this beer. i wish it was slightly more carbonated. the citrusy flavor would have worked perfectly with it. the hops leave a ridiculously sticky sensation, which just begs your lips to be dipped into this juicy nectar again and again.
it's early on in the year and i've already found one of my top ipa's this year. totally worth the trade i did (this and a behemoth for 12 nugget nectars). such a sweet citrusy, tangy, delicious treat.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.62/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pour cloudy yellow orange with a small puffed up white head. Slight lacing down the glass.

Aroma is sharp rye notes, citrus and pine. A bit of grapefruit zest and bread in the background.

Big grapefruit rind and other citrus flavor up front. A little earthy and bready before finishing with a rye-resin 1-2 punch.

Medium body and carbonation. Finishes pretty bitter.

Not too bad, but the flavors were a bit muddled. I enjoyed Rye da Lightning more. The extra hops seemed to overwhelm the rye to provide more flavor harshness and less of the wonderful citrus explosion with a hint of rye of its little brother.

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Photo of brystmar
3.17/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Shared 3 ways at lunch.

Slightly cloudy, orange pour. Some white head, solid retention. Strong aroma of fresh hops and rye, both prominent.

Hoppy resin and intense rye consume my palate, malt be damned! Unfortunately for them, I don't really like rye, and its abundance here is a turn off.

If rye and west coast IPAs are your thing, this is for you.

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Photo of durlta
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: clear light gold. Half inch slightly off-white head. Some lacing. Tiny flecks of unfiltered goodness at the end of the bottle.

S: Tiny hint of rye hidden behind big Three Floyd's nose (hard to describe and hard to mistake).

M: Pointy bubbles with a soft base.

T: Carmeled grapefruit with a pleasantly bitter counter weight. No noticeable rye. Another solid brew from the masters at Three Floyds.

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Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a rustic orange with an off white head forming quite nicely, wonderful beer to gaze

S- lots of the typical three floyds ipa aroma but a tad tamer than i expected; mango, papaya a touch of passionfruit with some grassiness towards the finish, with some rye spice barely showing up at the end.

T-is along the notes of the smell, but the rye does make more of an appearance...but still seems like a bit much to be calling this a rye double IPA. I've had single rye ipas that intermingle the rye flavors with the hops in a better manner

M- light carbonation, doesn't detract, keeps it dry enough to make it easy to drink despite the abv

O- Despite the lack of Rye really going on with this, its still a great must try IPA

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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 BarryMFBurton
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great label, even better idea for a brew: a rye DIPA. Cheers!

A: A little haze on the pour, but it’s mostly a clean orange, pretty fizzy. The head is short and cream-colored, not moving from its original height of a half-inch; it’s a solid layer of foamy cream. Sparse spots of lacing.

S: A pungent, yet polished Three Floyds experience: hop aromas come out first in a big way, but with balance. In some other beers from this brewery, there’s a clear layering of juicy hops over caramel malts. Not here, though: the hops are a sweet and spicy mix of pepper, citrus, peach, and grass, and the malts have a good rye tone of pumpernickel spice and toffee. It all comes out spiced and dark, and I like it.

T: Not as crisp as the nose would have you believe, coming off more like a black ale than a spicy rye. Toasted malt flavors are what you notice first, toffee, near-burnt bread, dark pumpernickel tastes developing slowly and smoothly over the drink. It has a bit of anise, too, which makes it even more reminiscent of a black ale. Herbal, spicy hops give this a fiery cinnamon and lemon-pepper profile – more flavor than bitterness. This palate seems to be more about flavor maturity than hardcore IPA hoppiness. Finishes with a lingering dark spice, like the aftertaste of a garlic-heavy Italian dish (not in a bad way).

M: Excellent here: full feeling, though it keeps away from a syrupy thickness. Just chewy enough.

O: Maybe it’s my love of Dio talking, but this was one of the most satisfying Three Floyds beers I’ve had in a while. Usually I don’t like big black ale tastes (anise especially), but this has enough Three Floyds flair to counteract the norm; it’s something different from this brewer, and they nailed it.

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