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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Remember Rye’da Lightning? This is its double. Think of Ronnie James Dio while you enjoy this double Rye IPA.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013 Sample pour from Dennis @ Blind Tiger. Pours an orange/amber. Aroma is huge citrus hoppiness. Taste is very bitter citrus (grapefruit) with some earthy/grassy notes as well. The rye definitely comes through.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1314) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Solid dark amber. Frothy, lasting white head. Big aroma, very hoppy, citrus, sweet, and rye. Flavor to match. Medium to full body, sticky, balanced hop bitter. Balanced overall. Great beer - everything in it come together really well, Too bad I had this after Hopslam.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (581) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Golden orange cool. Small but strong white head. Hoppy, rye, citrus secnts. Tastes hoppy with a slow smooth citrusy aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (612) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours dark gold with foamy white head. If you have had Alpine Nelson, this is a pretty close in appearance, aroma and taste. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from queenholly. This pours an amber-orange color with a one finger off-white head that sheds some scattered lacing. There’s a pungent citrusy hop aroma with grapefruit, tangerine, and mango making it quite tropical. A little malt sneaks in there with some grass notes as well. The flavor offers a blast of puckery and bitter tropical fruity hops. Sweet upfront with a citrus rind bitterness taking over mid-palate and into the finish. Some grassy-floral notes mix in there. The body is definitely sturdy but not too malty with a spicy character that is probably the rye influence. Overall this is a really good Double IPA, which is pretty much what I expected from a hoppy Three Floyds beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1946) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
bottle from arkurzynski. Pours unclear orange with a frothy white head that dissipates to a soapy film and collar. Aroma is bright grapefruit pine and subtle melon and bread/malt. Taste bitter rye bread resinous pine grapefruit some spruce and rind. Palate is medium and finishes chalky dry. This is what I was in the mood for a good bitter IIPA. Thanks Adam!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2385) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Really loved this beer. Tons of great citrus hops and a spicy rye element are balanced with a solid malt backbone and a great bitter finish that doesnt linger too long. Love it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
impaleyou (24) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Solid rye ipa from a great brewery. If you come across it try it or you will regret it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
22oz bottle although had previous times before at the brewpub from prior visits... Pour from the bottle yields a mostly solid non-transparent orangey brown consistency and topped with a fluffy lingering barely off-white head... Aroma of juicy semi-bitter tropical fruit and pithy citrus components. A hint of metallic surfaces before fading out completely which was reassuring - that an an intermixing of fruit cocktail comes to mind. A blast of pine and general dank undertones evolve late and lingers on for a bit. That note of metallic eventually comes back into the equation which was for the most part a letdown... Flavors follow suit mostly with semi-sweet juicy tropical fruit hops front and center quickly turning assertively bitter mid-palate and extending on through the finish. Just above medium bodied, somewhat full, with the right dash of carbonation. Some hints of aspirin through the middle. Malt seem to fall to the wayside but there is a spicy quality to it from the rye persuasion most likely...all in all, prob prefer the lightning more so than the tiger. A little too much firepower for me while the lightning had more of a drinkability aspect to it with a the hop assertiveness that I really enjoy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
22oz. Bottle from local liquor store. Pours a beautiful, hazy golden with minimal head and slight lacing. Citrus, specifically strong hits of grapefruit hit your nose immediately. Taste is immense, exactly as it smells-citrusy with the deliciousness of grapefruit. Great Hoppiness, but not overpowering by any means. Overall, a pleasure to drink.


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