Rye'd Da Lightning | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A special rye beer brewed in collaboration with our friends at Reckless Records. Brewed with American 2-row barley & rye medium bodied ale has a sweet caramel biscuit body and a deep golden color. A special blend of hops gives this rye ale an aroma of resiny tangerines & blood fruit. Cheer!

Added by HopHead84 on 04-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
233
Reviews:
55
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.32%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
20
For Trade:
2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber with a whacky label poured into a tulip. Thanks Dan (dvelcich).

Clear amber colored beer with a very good head and retention. Kickass lacing. Great tropical fruit aroma typical of FFF with some piney notes. Crisp and bursting with great hop flavor, some bitterness, some sweetness and a hint of rye at the end. Medium finish and a faint lingering bitterness. Very easy drinking and very good.

4.5, 4, 4, 4, 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: translucent copper. three finger head

s: citrus. caramel. getting a bit of honey as well. not much of the rye.

t: citrusy (esp grapefruit) hops. more rye presence here than in the aroma - peppery finish

m: medium body. clean finish.

o: I've seen references to this as Zombie Dust with rye and I think it's a good quick description. Very tasty.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brewed in collaboration with Reckless Records for Record Store Day 2012.
Thanks to Jim for this surprise beer I thought was long gone...

Burnished orange, saturated tones with steady rising carbonation trails. Creamy foam that adheres nicely inside the glass leaving behind a halo of lacing. Extremely resilient head retention, unbroken for the duration of the glass.

Dried citrus peel and tangerine zest, some light spiciness and finally pale malt bleeding through.

Burly rye character, grainy with a mild spiciness shot through with zesty citrus notes of grapefruit and tangerine. Citrus tea and pine needles. Somewhat subdued after a few months but still holding its own and extremely drinkable. Medium bodied with a dry bitter finish, very light malt sweetness in the background. Overall very solid, with FFF's trademark hop signature all over it.

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4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The legendary aasher sent this beer to me. In fact, it arrived today and I simply couldn't wait to open it. Cheers and thanks again, Al!

Brilliantly clear, medium orange color. Airy, off-white foam formation was large, leaves some sticky lacing behind and is retaining well. Great looking beer.

Citrus fruity hops greet the nose first. Also picking up some resiny pine. Malt seems mostly clean but I did get a whiff of spiciness.

Again fruity hops taking front stage but followed quickly by a firm malt backbone that shows off a tinge of dark toasty bread. Very slight smoky note in the background seems unusual for an APA. Bitterness is moderately high and continues to linger long in the dry finish.

Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Smooth.

Showcasing a great hop character but with ample malt support, Rye'd Da Lightning is certainly a tasty beer. As an American Pale Ale it has a malt flavor or two that might be considered out of style but none the less, definitely a beer I'd love a second (or third or…) pint of. Tasty stuff here, thanks again Al for sending it!

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Rye'd Da Lightning from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 233 ratings.
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