When it comes to double anything from Three Floyds, it’s hard to go wrong. So when I heard that their excellent Rye’d Da Lightning was getting a ‘double’ version released, I was pretty anxious to try it. Well, I ran across a few bombers this week and had to pick them up to try.
First of all, this might be the best Three Floyds bottle art I’ve seen, and that is saying something. After all, bottles like Dark Lord, Zombie Dust, and Dreadnaught are already fantastic lables. But I think Rye Da Tiger’s label trumps them all. After all, it’s a crazy dude riding what appears to be Battle Cat from Masters Of The Universe fame (at least to me).
So, the beer. Well, it’s certainly recommended. It hits you with a big dose of citrusy hops, which I think might be Citra, right off the bat. I’ll tell you, I spend almost as much time smelling Three Floyds beers as I do drinking them… almost.
It’s no shock that this has many similarities to Rye’d da Lightning, but the rye seems a little less obvious, being covered up by those amazing hops and the citrus bouquet.
And the alcohol is a total mystery to me on this one, I took down bomber and felt like I could have a little more, so it was either under 9% or I was just expecting more. Either way, very smooth.
And did I mention that Nick Floyd…yeah one of the 3, calls it his favorite?
It’s my favorite because it hasn’t been made yet. It will be a double rye IPA that comes out this summer: big, giant, caramel, rye, flower with kumquat aroma with hops from New Zealand.
If you can get your hands on some, you should.