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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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86
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 5.41%
Wants: 1
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.

GreesyFizeek, Aug 16, 2014
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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a Stella chalice.

Pours a clear amber color with a healthy two fingers of foam that settles slowly. Aroma has a nice, pleasant citrus hoppiness.

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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Thanks to NJB145 for this bottle, arriving as part of a recent trade. A rare rye? Gotta have it. And here it is. 750ML bottle split with my wife.

Pour is a clear, filtered, dark orange. Carbonation is present & within expected parameters. Smells like a rye board that just came out of the saw mill & since I like lumber & I like rye, hey, good by me.

As I took my first sip of Oak Aged Rye IPA, I have to double-check that I wasn't drinking out of an oak flagon. The wind tonight must have taken down one of our burr oaks directly into the glass, because there's a tree's worth of wood in here. Spittle-sucking dryness dominates. Rye is secondary but provides a nice spicy bite in the middle, becoming sharper as it warms. Hops are on mute; takes several sips to tentatively identify a bit of grapefruit in the finish, but that might just be my in my muddled head. A plus is that this is super smooth & easy to drink.

Disappointing because my hopes were sky-high, but more objectively, a good, solid, simple beer that really showcases two of the three advertised components.

maximum12, Jul 08, 2014
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Founders Oak Aged Rye IPA 2014 from Founders Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.