Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by BamaBeerBuff:
4.6/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours a very bright crimson-amber color with a creamy, tan-colored head. Solid layer of steamed-milk-froth foam lasts for quite a while, and it lays down some nice rings of lace, as well. The color really is quite impressive.
S: Bouquet of citrusy hop aromas meld perfectly with a bold caramel malt presence. Rye isn't much of a player in the nose, but I'm not complaining. This smells like a big, bad beer even though it's only 6.6% ABV.
T&M: Delicious! Full-on grapefruit hop flavors are balanced wonderfully by rich, toasted caramel malt and spiced flavor from the rye. Finish lingers with some tingling spiciness that really makes you anticipate the next sip. Carbonation is light, with a somewhat full mouthfeel that works wonderfully. The more I drink, the better it gets. This truly is a great beer.
D: Delicious flavor, great body, but the higher ABV limits sessionability. Still, this is easily the best rye beer I've ever had, and would rank highly on the IPA scale if it were so classified. Fantastic job by Founders on this one.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2010 02:42:51 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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3.79/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a thick reddish mahogany with solid tan head. Hops, pepper notes from the rye, and sweet malts on the nose. Taste is bittering hops up front and on the sides mingling with the rye giving it that zing of white pepper and an even body. Malt sweetness on the back makes it nicely rounded with bittering hops coming through on the aftertaste. Many love this brew, I personally love rye brews, yet the hops are a bit strong to my liking. Hop heads dream.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 20:12:57 | More by Brutaltruth
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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