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style
RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Remember Rye’da Lightning? This is its double. Think of Ronnie James Dio while you enjoy this double Rye IPA.

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3.9
Iphonephan (7474) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared in South Bend IN. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Grassy aroma. Flavors of light toffee and strong grassy hops. Tasty.

4
caesar (7392) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT VII, thx to everyone for sharing their bottles. Lots of pine and pineapple. Quite bitter, dry and crisp. Good stuff.

4
larsniclas (7284) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
[email protected] Hazy golden. White head. Sweet, grassy, hoppy aroma. Wet hay in both aroma and flavour. Smooth and creamy palate.

4.1
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Had this on draft while stopping down for gas and a new barrel aged offering on sale. Excited for this one after the success of it’s little brother in my book. Pours a well hazed orange amber hue, some deeper clear orange sunset edges and bottom strike well, the body more hazed, with a cakey offwhite head atop as a firm yet smaller layer. Aromas are richer bitter fruit hops of melon and grapefruit, white grape and florals. Gumball, oranges, dancing in and out with sweeter tropical fruit aromas. Some rye, bready malts, and grainy malts but this is a melange of hop flavor in the nose. Touches of grass, pineapple, and lemons waft in. Initial is medium bodied, giving just a girth with an incredibly rich bitter hop flavor up front. Fresh and vibrant, this beer preaches fruity hops, florals, melon and grapefruit up front. Straight grapefruit juice, pine, florals. Touches of tropical fruit are more mellow than the nose. Pine, lemon, grass and florals bring a nice strong resiny bitterness. Middle is bitter and grapefruit citrus. Pine and florals, dry and bitter. Touches of bread, fruit, and cereal malts. More fruity melon, kiss of gumball, white grape and tangerine. Moving into the backend this one offers firm bitterness, citrus, tons of grapefruit. A gentle kiss of heat at times, but what could be just strong bitter rich hop oils lingering on the palate. Fruit, gumball, oranges, and florals. Grapefruit juice, as the fruit and strong citrus flavors really stay throughout this one. I haven’t loved a lot of FFF’s new IPAs/DIPAs lately, but this one is a winner. Remiscent of Rye’d Da Lightning, but stronger, more intense, richer hop flavors. Fresh and vibrant, good bitter dryness. Very nice beer here. Get at it soon, the fresher the better I’d think.

3.7
AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. Clear amber color with ivory head. Spicy earthy hop, rye spice, pale malt aromas. medium body with soft co2. Nice spicy hop, pale rye bread, pine sap flavors with a sweet pale malt finish--tasty rye ipa

3.7
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
bottle, courtesy of EVIL, big beer, seemed bigger than the 8.6. orange, grapefruity bitterness. light herbal notes. Big bitterness. another FFF winner

3.9
ekstedt (7005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle (bomber), courtesy of rlgk. Clear deep golden, medium white head. Piney and perfumy hop aroma with tropical fruits and some spicy rye notes. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with high bitterness.

3.6
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Fiery amber, hazy, thin to moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Pale sweet citrusy and fruity nose, hoppy too.   Semi-sweet citrus and pith on the tongue.   I thought it would be more floral or fragrant, but seems fairly average.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Sweet pith and citrus peel on the finish.   Doesn’t seem like an IIPA, perhaps a bigger IPA, but its not overly hopped or on the malty side.   Well crafted, but to me, very much middle of the road.   Thanks to fatknitty for the bottle!


4.2
egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Lightly hazy, orange gold color with a small, creamy, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of orange, citrus fruits, pine, light tropical fruits. Seemingly typical 3F aroma that I hadn’t had in a while. Taste of citrus, pine resin, tropical and some citrus fruits, with orange, and grapefruit bitterness in the finish. My only complaint is that I wish it were fresher. Still, very nice.

4.2
ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Location: Bottle at Nerd Beer Epic Weekend, 1/25/13

Aroma: It has a sweet grapefruit nose, some peach, nice hops, some rye and spice too
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a small white head and drippy lace
Flavor: This one has a big citrus hop flavor with some nice sweetness too
Palate: This one has a nice, clean body, some average carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression:  I thought this was some really good stuff. I can’t say too much more about it beyond that. This is a great beer.


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