Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by NedShakeshaft:
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
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Damn, this is just a good beer. It's not the most complex but it's expertly crafted.
Ruby colored with a tall white head. Great retention, tons of lacing, looks fantastic.
Aroma is straight up grapefruit and pine, and lots if it.
Flavor keeps the grapefruit and pine but adds in a whole bunch of spice from the rye. Awesome combo.
Medium bodied and oh-so-easy to drink. Would pair great with some spicy food but big enough to standout on its own. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 03:55:34 | More by Jacobob10
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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