Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by GoldHorde:
4.48/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Oh man do I love IPA's! ...and RYE! Rye beers are a fairly new experience for me and so far of the half dozen plus I've had so far each has been significantly exquisite! Too many exclamation points you say? I've not begun!
What exactly the rye is lending in totality I can't be sure but as far as flavor - according to the styles charts - it is not unlike the flavor profile that you expect in bread styles when picking a rye over wheat or white and I would agree. It definitely has a deeper earthy/grain flavor with that edge of dry bitterness.
The pour is a hazy brown amber and a decent thick head and mouthful of body. The aroma is aggressively hoppy in the IPA style and the flavor is rich rye with a nice bitter afterburn. The hop hit, while noticeable, in the taste is without a hop slap but the rye aftertaste takes care of that.
I, again, bend my rebuilt knees to the gifted beer geniuses at Founders!!!
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2013 05:49:17 | More by GoldHorde
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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