OK, so first off this is the greatest name for a beer ever. I stopped by Three Floyds (FFF) on my way back from my in-laws in Chicago, so I have been on a real FFF kick lately. Rye Da Tiger is their rye imperial IPA. This is the double version of their Rye da Lightning. The beer has 8.6% abv and I have not been able to find the IBUs but I saw somewhere (unreliable web source) that it is over 100.
It pours out a golden color with a big fluffy white head. The head sticks around long enough to give you a mustache every sip you take for most of the pint. It has a very heavy citrus and tropical fruit aroma that is both sweet and bitter. It has a great mouthfeel and nice light carbonation that lasts as the brew sits out.
On first taste, it has a strong flavor of oranges, lemons and other more subtle tropical fruits. The flavor is smooth and blends well together. There is a slight amount of caramely sweetness in the body of the beer. There is also a nice peppery flavor from the rye. This balances out the strength of the hop flavor with out being overwhelming itself. It has a great finish with strong hops and that rye tingle in the back of your throat. The beer finishes up clean and tasty.
This has to be one of my favorite IPAs. I give this bad boy a 4.5