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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,273 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4273
Reviews: 1611
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts and 100% Amarillo hops.
70 IBU

Formerly called "Founders Red's Rye PA"

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-22-2004)
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CoSMoSYS

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bozebus17 for allowing me to try this drink while I helped him brew his 'Jolly Good' porter last Saturday afternoon. He said it was one of his highest rated beers here on BA and after drinking this beer (which took me over an hour!), it'll probably be one of my highest rated beers as well.

Appearance was awesome. Orange on the bottom and turned into a darker copper at the top. Huge rocky tan-ish head that dissipated a little but maintained a very nicely until the very end, as did the lacing. Carbonation bubbles were also prominent.

The smell was very floral and citrusy. Different spices were detected as well.

The drink was very delicious. I sensed a good amount of raspberry with a touch of fig. Very intriguing indeed! As the drink warmed up, the bitterness of the hops was definitely more noticeable and I had the lingering of the hops at the back of my throat for a while.

For seeing as many carbonation bubbles as I did, I expected this brew to be kind of rough. That was not the case. This drink was so creamy, smooth, rich and just...well...solid. This one was definitely a sipper. Like I stated previously, it took me a little over an hour to drink.

After drinking this beer, I can say I owe bozebus17 a great debt of gratitude for introducing me to my new found friend. I will definitely be making a point to pick up a bottle or 6 next time I visit my fav beer store!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2007 13:20:53 | More by CoSMoSYS
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Smell, strong hops and grapefruit, with some early spring earthiness.

Tastes is bold grapefruit, slight hint of coriander, and very well hopped up.

Mouth-feel, good carbonation combine with a great bitter end.

Overall - Wonderful, get some of this one fresh and it won't disappoint...if you like grapefruit, it is seriously a gulp-able brew.

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Bottled 08/13/13 at 50 degrees into regular pint glass
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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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