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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 ONUMello
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pours a hazy orange with a solid two-finger lingering head
S: Pine and citrus hops up front backed by a solid spicy rye-malt. Not subtle tropical fruit round it out; complex & enjoyable to sit & sniff
T: Mango, grapefruit, spice, rye, a bit of pine all come through in great balance
M: Medium-bodied, crisp, light carbonation; quite pleasant
O: Complex, balanced and tasty - not that I'd expect anything less from 3 Floyds; this is yet another great beer in their portfolio

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Photo of Docrock
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Half pint at FFF

A - slightly hazy light orange brown in color with a nice clean white head. nice head retention with fine sticky lacing.

S - tons of citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, a touch of rye and maybe pepper.

T - more citrus than even in the aroma, huge grapefruit and orange, maybe a touch of pineapple. a slight biscuit taste with a bit of spice near the finish?

M - carbonation is just right, slightly creamy with a medium body, there is a slight bitter aftertaste.

O - I liked this beer. My impression is its a slightly less balanced Dreadnaught, to the hoppy side with the bit of spice. Would have liked to get more than 1 bottle when I bought it. Will just have to enjoy it again on tap at FFF.

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Photo of WesM63
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle int a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy orange with a nice rocky 2finger head. Lacing and retention are out of this world. The beer clings to the the glass and after a good minuets the head settled to a nice film.

S: Smells like a fairly standard ipa. Huge tropical citrus (mango, papaya, etc) with a underlying hint of Rye and resin.

T: Close to the nose. Huge tropical citrus some malt in the middle and finish's with a nice rye punch.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Outstanding beer. Just enough rye to give it a bit of a kick in a different direction. Try it if you can find it!

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Photo of Etan
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a translucent brass with a puffy white head. Great retention.

S: Resinous pineapple, clementine, and grass aromas pop out immediately, followed by some sweet crystal malt.

T: Oily, piney bitterness, lactose-like sweetness, mango and grapefruit, more pine, lightly spicy rye, floral. Dank.

M: Medium-bodied with active carbonation.

O: The use of NZ hops in this beer is fantastic - very resinous and fruity. Could have used a bit more rye but perhaps it was covered up by the hop spiciness.

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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 Treebs
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at FFF. Served in a half pint.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color with some amber hues. A fluffy white head recedes to a thin ring and leaves sticky sheets of lace behind.

S: Some rye earthiness and spiciness with a dash of fruity hops. Some nice citrus with grapefruits and oranges with a dash of sticky strawberry jam.

T: The taste is very much like the nose. Spicy rye with some citrus and sticky berry hops profiles. There is a touch of bitterness in the finsh as well.

M: Medium bodied with a sticky and oily mouthfeel. Medium carbonation with a bitter finish.

O: I definitely enjoyed this guy, but I found Rye'da Lightning a far superiour beer. I think it lost some of its drinkability with the imperializing of it. A good beer that I would like to have again, though.

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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 TwelveOunces
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bomber poured into a tulip

A- Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a two finger of a slightly off white head. Noticeable alcohol legs.

S- This beer is a citrus BOMB. There is a ton of pineapple, mango, oranges and a slight pine on the nose. Not much rye, if any but a very sweet malt backbone.

T- Not as much of an intense bitterness at first but a huge hop flavor. This is again, a citrus bomb. There is more pineapple, mango, lemon and pine then I know what to do with. There is also a nice bit of of a herbal hop note and an ever so slight spice from the rye. Malt flavor is not very existent on their own but they do back the hops quite well and extenuate the hop flavors, which are this beers main focus.

M- Not as palate destroying as I was expecting but a hopped up beer never the less. A slightly spice and incredibly fruity aftertaste. Drinks quite easy and keeps you wanting more.

O- Like many of 3F beers, it isn't quite what you would expect from the style but as a hop head, I don't really care.

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Photo of kevanb
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip. It pours out a beautiful hazy orange and yellow color very reminiscent of a Belgian Wit. There are 2 fingers of nice rocky head with outstanding retention. The nose is wonderful. Nice big tropical fruits like peaches, lemons, oranges, and grapefruits.

Wow, this beer has terrific flavor. It's really well-hopped, but not as wonderfully bitter as Dreadnaught. I definitely detect the rye on the tongue and that woody, earthy rye spiciness really comes through (if it was heavily-hopped, it might not). The beer has a nice, slick, creamy feel and there's a good deal of fruity sweetness underneath the rye and hops. I even get a bit of rye on the finish which, like all FFF's IPAs, is dry, appetizing, and lingering.

An incredibly well-balanced and well-constructed beer. So glad I got to try this. It's probably even better when it's super fresh. This is one I will drink again if given the opportunity. Highly recommended.

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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 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 Gosox8787
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Big thanks to Brydeen for this bomber bottle. Chilled and poured into my Dogfish Head tulip.

Appearance: Bright orange in color. Maybe a touch cloudy but pretty clear for the most part. Pours a nice, white, creamy, two finger head with good retention. Leaves a nice lacing all along the glass.

Aroma: Really nice pineapple and tropical fruit sweetness. A touch of bitter pine as well. A touch of a bready tone as well. Really nice fruity and citrusy tones throughout.

Taste: Tons of citrus and pineapple tones from the hops. A lot more on the tropical and citrus side than pine, but there is a touch of pine bitterness at the end. An interesting, spicy, slightly bready note at the end from the rye.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly crisp and refreshing upfront. There's definitely some body to this beer but its drinks very light.

Overall, a really crisp and refreshing double IPA. The rye does add a nice dimension and mixes well with the sweet tropical tones from the hops. Really drinkable and tasty considering the ABV. Definitely a nicely made beer.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from the bomber. The other half of the bottle was used in Smoked Gouda Soup, and it was fabulous. Leaving a nice off-white head, the beer was a copper color with tons of sediment floating in the glass. The sediment reminds me of a winter snow globe. The initial aroma is hops, this is obviously a beer by the Floyds. One also gets the alcohol in the aroma, but this is a minor issue. In the initial taste, the beer bursted with grapefruit like hops. A citrusy pineapple, a hint a peach skin and some pine were also present. Where this beer gets interesting is in the aftertaste. The tartness of the rye is accompanied by a grapefruit marmalade accent. The thicker texture really allows the flavor to linger and mellow on the tongue. And while the citrus mellows, the rye just seems top stay. A mild alcohol warming makes an impression, though it is surprisingly mellow for the ABV. Overall, this is a great beer. Best of all, no lines outside the building necessary for this one.

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Photo of bobhits
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Lets keep this one simple as I expect this to be in the top 250 beers before long.

L. The density of this is amazing, you can see yeast suspended in mid pour, huge bright orange body, and a nice white head that left a lot of lacing. A damn impressive double IPA look.

S. Rye bitterness dominates, giving way to sharp citrus notes and tropical fruits.

T. Make broo doo more intense and add a huge amount of rye bitterness and you've got this beer. Wow this is just damn amazing. So bitter but it's that rye flavor anyone having this is hoping for, but the three floyds malt and hops behind it.

M. Ok this is hot and bitter. It seems to work better than the sum of parts if you will.

O. Hoprod rye, you have a challenger. This is amazing beer....period end of story.

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Photo of themind
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Three Floyds rocks! this is a high quality awesome Rye India Pale Ale. Pours a nice head and looks amazing in the glass, mouth watering! Good aroma and a solid A in taste. I would buy this again for sure. If you can get this brew...buy it! Just an impressive beer with a nice bite.

Bottom Line: Great beer for the style!

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Photo of jeonseh
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a FFF tulip

A - Bright, hazy orange with brown undertones. Poured with a big head comprised of many small carbonation bubbles. Leaves nice lacing down the sides. There are also a small amount of floaters as well

S - Citurs mixed with rye and pepper come up in the nose. I pick up orange, grapefruit, rye bready, and a slight hint of pepper.

T - Sweet orange comes first. As the beer progresses, there is a rye, bready malt that comes through along with a slight pepper spice and a hint of caraway seeds. The hops comes through on the end with a slight bitter grapefruit that lingers in the finish along with the rye.

MF - Thick and sticky sweet beer that has light carbonation. Leaves a slight hoppy residue that lingers on the tongue in the finish.

O - This is essentially a Rye version of Dreadnaught. It's a sweet and malty beer that has a nice hop presence on the back end. The rye adds a nice dimension to give it a nice bready malt and a slight pepper presence.

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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 WolfsbaneBloom
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Semi-hazy bright orange with a towering 3 fingers of beautiful foam.

S: Huge aroma of candied mango and tropical fruit with a little bubblegum. Amazing.

T: Follows the nose with lots of dank, juicy tropical fruit, a bit of pine and some sweet bready malt. I love this flavor profile. Bright, vibrant, sweet and refreshing.

M: Crisp, slightly chewy and smooth.

Overall, this is one of my new favorite Imperial IPAs. I wasn't sure any thing could top Pipework's Citra Ninja but this comes pretty close. I can't find a bad thing to say about this beer. I tend to think 3 Floyd's is a bit overrated but this is a masterpiece.

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Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a medium sized stemmed tulip and served at 45 degrees.

Appearance: Bright orange color body with a white fluffy 2 finger head. Beautiful lacing, great carbonation and effervescence.

Aroma: Ridiculous tropical and citrus fruits, spicy rye, wheat, floral and piney hop aromas, caramel, bready malts & yeast on the back end. The aroma is so bright, strong, inviting and prevents you from putting down your glass.

Taste: Ripe and tart grapefruit, apricot, mango, orange, apple skin and lemon fruit. Spicy rye bread, zesty yeast notes, pine resin, earthy wheat elements, and mild bitter floral hops. The malts and barley are solidly represented, smooth. The malts really balance out the sweetness and the bitterness that dominate. This reminds me of 3FFF’s Dreadnaught but with rye malt added to the grist.

Mouth feel: Medium to full bodied, carbonation is perfect, drinks smoothly, fulfilling, refreshing, and almost too drinkable.

Overall: I am really impressed at how drinkable, balanced and well-crafted this is. I drank the entire bottle in less than 15 minutes and I only put the glass down once only for a refill! This is easily one of the top DIPA’s that 3Floyds brews and the best Double Rye IPA that I’ve had currently to date! I’m looking forward to getting this again! I’m positive that they will be releasing this again later this year, so do not pass this one up!

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Photo of brewtus
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours really bright orange with a single finger white bubbly head
S-citrus, apricots, bready, rye
T/M- a lot of sweet citrus, great rye backbone, bread, apricots, sweet hops
O- buddy brought this bavk from the brewery.really glad I got to taste this, hope I can find it in Ohio. I really liked the subtle rye, not overdone.

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Photo of Jaycase
3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: cloudy, golden copper. frothy white head

s: citrusy hops (orange/grapefruit/pineapple). Detecting some of the rye spiciness too.

t: Taste follows the nose but the rye seems to more pronounced. Initial burst of citrusy hops. Spicy rye really picks up mid taste and stays through the end.

m: medium body. Clean and crisp

o: This is ok but I much prefer Rye'd da Lightning. The rye was better nuanced in the latter. Good to try once but I will not seek out again.

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Photo of zachary80
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orangish-gold body with a very nice white head, good retention. Leaves thick, creamy lacing. Just short of perfect.

Aroma is spicey citrus, zesty. The rye seems to come through once the citrus notes pass.

Flavor follows the aroma perfectly on the hop notes. Citrus, earthiness, peppery. Moderately high bitterness doesn't linger long but is the focus of the finish.

Smooth, medium-bodied mouthfeel. Don't feel the alcohol.

Overall this is a very good DIPA that makes the rye presence known. Won't unseat my favorites in the DIPA category but it is an excellent example of the style. If drinkability was still part of the official style ratings, this would be a 5, and would have little competition. This one basically dissapeared out of my glass.

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Photo of andrewjraab
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - pours a cloudy orange with a full finger of foamy thin white head. Nice lacing and really nice retention. The foam almost resembles that of a nitro tap.

S - HUGE floral notes...almost perfumey, grapefruit, citrus peel, piney, bread, crackers.

T - Very smooth and balanced - big hoppy citrus punch up front followed by a nice malty / faint caramel sweetness. Finishes bitter. Nice warmth of alcohol settles in.

O - Extremely solid DIRYEPA. I shared this with friends and we all really enjoyed how quaffable this was for the style and ABV.

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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.