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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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!


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for the bottle share! Part of a 22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel artist tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game. A: Pours a hazy copper color. The head is a one finger white color with unimpressive retention. S: There’s a really nice tropical fruit profile from the hops - which I’ve now come to expect from FFF. In particular, it’s melon, grapefruit, and cantaloupe that I notice aromatically. There’s a lot of rye malts that come through in this one. T: The first thing that hits the palate is mango, melon, and grapefruit hop flavors. Rye comes through strongly afterwards, and some slight herbal piny hops in the finish almost gives off an onion/garlic vibe when backed up with the rye flavors. A bit on the rough side - both in texture and flavor. M: Like I said, a little rough and heavily textured. It’s not really dry per se, but the tingly coarseness doesn’t mesh well with the slick, lingering finish. Low carbonation seemingly makes the texture come across as being thicker than it is. O: I’m totally blaming palate fatigue as to why I only think this is just good. Going from a quartet of sours, a cucumber beer, a sweet vanilla/coffee porter, and freakin’ BCBCS to a rye pale ale isn’t the smoothest transition - but this beer still came off as a little rough. I’d love to try it again, though, because this was apparently an old bottle.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1959) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Great Lacing S: Rye, Sweet Malts, Green Tea T: Rye, Green Tea, Malty M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Malty Overall, I wished I had this fresh instead of sitting on it...but still pretty solid with some age.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle:   Hazy orangish straw, thick, a bit dirty, large frothy sandy head, beautiful lacing.   Soft sweet citrusy nose, pith and peel,a touch candied, faint caramel and marmalade.   Soft hop bitterness up front, of the citrus variety.   Smooth, pale caramel malt, a touch of tea leaves.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Citrusy finish, not bright but very apparent.   Light tea leaves, and finally a light touch of Rye.   I can only imagine how good this was when it was first brewed, it was still very tasty and well put together after all this time.   Great stuff!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (697) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle at James’ tasting at his apt on 01/30/2013 with a bunch of other bros. Thanks to whoever provided this. Light, medium amber pour with an even head. Juicy hop aroma, but the palate is noticeably softer/more muted in terms of hte hop profile. Gentle/blunted but still fresh and floral. Slightly (not overly) grainy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Hazy red/orange with a fully off-white head. Herbal, mild spices, and grassy pine needles in the nose. Taste and mouth feel is resin. Big and bitter hops up front with notes of citrus and light sweet malts in the body. Well balanced, medium bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
15th July 2012
Almost clear gold - amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Nice nose of malt cream and mild Nelson Sauvin hops. Palate is light and slightly soft with mild fine carbonation. Lovely light hops - floral notes with Nelson skunk and Nelson grape. Mild rye spice wounds things off. More Nelson grape and a little minty coolness. Lovely beer. Effortlessly drinkable and more effortless quality from Three Floyds.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3299) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orage with small off white head. The aroma is floral hop and rye. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet tea flavor and caramel. A decent American pale ale from Three Floyds.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
22oz bomber shared at GTMW ticket morning mania. The most hop forward rye beer I’ve had. Mango citrus meets rye. Perfect combination. Excellently sessionable. Quite phenomenal. Right on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1192) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bomber into pint glass. Has that signature 3 floyds hoppage that you find in zimbie or alpha but a kick of rye as well. Compared to Rye da tiger almost the same amount of rye but a lot less hops in this one. Also tried when fresh, better at that point. While this was good, Im glad they put the tiger into the rotation instead of this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Gusher when opened, messy, but not a huge deal. Looks reddish copper, with a pretty good sized head. Smells good, with toasty malt aromas combined with dank, sticky hops. Flavor is exactly what I like - hoppy, sticky with a dry, crisp finish. I could drink a lot of this. Thanks to queenholly for the trade!


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