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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,551 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,551
Reviews: 1,629
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 223
Gots: 311 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

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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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I reviewed this beer the other night while listening to Luigi Dallapiccola's "Canti di prigionia" which is this ridiculously difficult atonal choral piece from about 1940. Atonal music has been warming up to me more recently, and coincidentally so has rye beer. This is definitely the beer to try if one is warming up to the style. I poured this one into my Michelob Amber Bock glass.
No freshness date.

A: Beautiful beer! The body is a cloudy orange-red sunset in the desert...I am getting carried away. The orange tinted tan head head is full and sticky, leaving some respectable lacing before dying to a thin layer.

S: Also, a beautiful smell! I am getting whiffs of cotton candy, melon, berry and citrus hops. The smell is just saturating. It is soaked with pungent hop aromas. It also smells incredibly sweet, as one could tell by the cotton candy aroma coming out of the glass.

T: The sweet smell that I was getting out of the beer is surprisingly absent in the taste. In its place is an assertive spice that is attributable to the rye bill (and maybe a bit by the hops). The hops definitely do their job in bumping up the IBUs. Very bitter aftertaste, strongly hopped. The alcohol also kicks the flavor a few times.

M: Light-medium body with minimal carbonation, however not flat. The mouth is left with a slight hop bruise after the first few sips, but they do not dry out the tongue as I have sometimes experienced with "big hop" beers.

D: It is exciting to drink. Wonderful introduction to rye beers for me. Founder's treats it more like an IPA, but with this rye character, there is something different than other IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2008 22:42:02 | More by MusicaleMike
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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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