Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.04/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottle dated 11/21/2012.
Poured into a snifter glass from 12 oz bottle.
Very clear appearance. Ruby colored hues. Copper amber in color. Some bubbles seen rising up. Very faint head of a thin layer. Decent lacing on the sides. Looks very neat.
Nose is a bit of faint IPA. A good amount of hops mixed with malt aroma. Citrus, grape fruit, somewhat earthy. Malt is also dominant with bread and caramel type of notes.
Taste is bitter mostly due to rye and hops. A good interplay of malt, rye and hops that presents a well balanced and very easy drinking rye beer. Hops are very much similar to nose and mix well with the body. Dry hopped for sure. Good feel on palate and the finish is bitter.
Mouth feel is medium bodied. Smooth and easy. Sessionable. Moderate carbonation. No astringency except for some bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2013 01:55:12 | More by AmitC
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
No label information. Red's Rye P.A. is brewed in the style of an American Pale Ale brewed with Rye. Originally a year round release, Red's Rye has since been relegated to fall seasonal 12 oz. 4 packs with year-round availability on draft.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 56º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a caramel-white head of a foamy frothed consistency over a moderately hazy red amber body. Thin specked sediment generates mild cloudiness, carbonation is moderate. Retention is above average, lacing is medium and stringy. 4
(Smell) Most trained noses can easily identify the bready, spicy characteristics of rye up and front, with a mellow sweetness and subtle graininess. Other aromatic notes include a light herbal hop profile with a subtle bitterness and a mellow fruitiness. 4
(Taste) Lightly toasted grainy caramel and peppery, spicy rye collectively form a flavorful malt body, fairly clean despite its assertiveness. Hop notes are herbal, peppery, slightly citrusy, although fainter by comparison, with a moderate bitterness, although the graininess of the malt bill seems to generate the most balance to the subtle sweetness of the brew. Subliminal undertones include lightly roasted coffee beans and herbal tea. 4
(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, mildly dry, peppery with a mellow graininess. Carbonation is soft, forming a smooth, lightly frothy mouthfeel. Body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Alcohol presence is moderate, off characters of mild graininess may impede drinkability, but often come with the territory of rye and caramel malt. 3.75
(Overall) An enjoyable beer by Founders. They manage to pack a lot of malt flavor into this bottle. The Rye makes for a thicker, spicier and more peppery body than Pale Ales without it, so this is a worthy try for anybody who wants a Pale Ale with a bit more malt character. I recommend enjoying it as fresh as possible as the hop flavors do not take long to drop off. 4
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Red's Rye P.A.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 21:15:41 | More by Jadjunk
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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