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Rye'da Tiger | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

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.

Added by MasterSki on 09-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#761
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
631
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
165
Gots:
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Ratings: 631 |  Reviews: 93
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
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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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Robbie for this bottle! About 1-2 months old (but no bottle dating).

A - Medium orange, slightly cloudy with ahin layer of cream-colored head.

S - A massive frsh grapefruit aroma up front with a big pine presence as well. Some lighter peach notes and touch of spicy from the rye provide secondary aromas. Very fresh and very inviting nose!

T - Fresh grapefruit, pine and peach flavours accompany a very good but not overwhelming bitterness. Light caramel and spice from the malt base in the background. Very fresh and juicy.

M - Medium body. Chewy. Light carbonation. Lots of stick hop oils.

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
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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3.17/5  rDev -25.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of hoody711
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Karsten for this. Very welcome in the Lone Star State.

A - poured vigorously into a tulip. Majestic. Sunset gold with slightly off-white, huge head. Carbonation is clearly evident. Really nice lacing. Can't find a fault, it's beautiful.

S - floral and sweet, citrus hops. Heavenly. I'm not getting a lot of maltiness, but I suck at picking that stuff out. It smells like heaven, honestly. That's it. Like ZD, or Lunch.

T - definitely sweet and fruity up front. There is a little spiciness in the middle of the tongue, which is followed by a nice hop bitterness. Not overpowering by any means though. The balance on this thing is amazing.

M - medium, well-carbonated, and a little oily. The bitterness sticks around for a bit but doesn't get annoying.

O - I'll admit that DIPAs are my favorite style, and the rye addition is excellent. I also didn't think Rye'd da Lightning was out of this world, so my expectations were a little low. However, it's hard for me to find a fault here. Seriously, the guys in Munster have outdone themselves. This is insanely good, and might be worth giving up a child for. Not a first-born, but one of the later ones for sure.

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4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy yellow/gold color with a foamy head.

Very aromatic with a juiciness to the aromas of hops, Florida oranges, mangoes, and florals.

Full bodied with good depth and flavors of hops, mangoes and Florida oranges.

This was a really good DIPA. This didn't show much booze to it either and held the style really well

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Rye'da Tiger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 631 ratings
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