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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,549 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,549
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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NedShakeshaft

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4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first encountered this beer (and brewery!) at the Ballpark Brew Bash in Buffalo this September. I thought it was the best beer in the show. It made a huge impression on me despite being about the 30th sample of the day.

The complexity of this beer manifested itself right from the growler pour. The color is hard to describe; the body is all of brown, red, copper and gold in a misty swirl. The head was an inch thick tan/white that dissipated quickly to half that, then held its form.

Big fruity nose hits you right away, but underneath is some bready caramel malt and spice.

The rye malts and caramel hit you right away but are quickly balanced out by the citrusy hops. Finished sweet with the caramel and some of the fruit lingering. Just a tiny bit of orange peel-like bitterness helped it along. Outstanding.

Nice mix of body and carbonation. It certainly didn't taste all of its 6.6%.

I'm really impressed by this beer and will seek it often.

Serving type: growler

10-31-2012 02:18:48 | More by NedShakeshaft
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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,549 ratings.