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Founders Oak Aged Rye IPA 2014 - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Oak Aged Rye IPA 2014
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 6.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
AHA National Homebrew Conference Commemorative Beer

(Beer added by: liamt07 on 06-25-2014)
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Bottle shared by Bob last night.

Pours a clear orange, with a one inch head, and small splotches of lacing down the glass.

Smells like rye, citrus hops- grapefruit mainly, and caramel.

This one tastes pretty great, I'm glad I got a chance to try it. Some sweet bready and malty flavors, some caramel, a bit of spicy rye, vanilla, oak, and some grassy and grapefruity hop flavors. One of the better oak-aged IPAs I've had- it doesn't always work, but it worked here.

This one has a medium body, with no alcohol present, and a medium amount of carbonation. Slightly spicy, but mostly creamy mouthfeel.

Really glad I got to try this one.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared tonight by Michael, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a smallish off white head that dissipates slowly. Aromas of earthy, spice, flowers, pine and resin with just a hint of bread deep underneath. The flavor follows the aroma quite well but adds a bit of caramel to the maltiness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Nice beer, I enjoyed it and I'm glad I got to try it.

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As masters of oak, rye and hops, why wouldn't the expectations in this beer be anything short of spectacular? Founders brewers insist upon a malt balance that takes a slim backseat to the obvious attention-getting flavors that its namesake commands.

Its slighty hazed, winter honey amber casts a creamy froth upward to nearly topple the glass. Settling with spiderwebbing lace, an effortless but powerful aromatic blend ensues. Citrus pith and orange peels abound while a backdrop of deep caramel (almost toffee) and soft oak all project to the nose while its taste leads with creamy malt sweetness and dry toast.

Caramel, toffee, and light maple turn to a pecan, cashew and chestnut flavor as sweetness turns earthy and buttercream. Once the malt saturates the mouth, its hoppy rebuttal takes charge. Its depths of flavor starts with perfumy pink grapefruit, freshly zested oranges and a tangy spiciness that only rye grain can provide.

Its spicy texture perfectly opposes its sweeter medium-bodied components. But as the sweetness and creaminess trails in finish, its hop bitterness and rye spiciness grows to frame the taste of pine resins, fresh-cut grass, peppercorn and a uncharacteristic husky grit.

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First sip is a nice oaky, sweet flavor that quickly fades to a strong hop flavor and substantial bitter finish. Oak flavor is very subdued, but the hops are nicely showcased by the sweet malt backbone. There is a nice spicy flavor from the rye, but the lingering bitterness is the dominant flavor.

This is a solid IPA. Dominated by hops, with just a hint of the rye and oak that the bottle claims.

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Founders Oak Aged Rye IPA 2014 from Founders Brewing Company
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