Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Pegasus:
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Hazy tarnished copper in color, with a massive, dense and persistent tan head, which retains quite well. Thick glass-coating lace adorns the walls of the chalice.
Aroma: Bold citrus hops vie with lots of sweet rye in the nose, with a respectable portion of dark caramel as well.
Taste: Opens with a profound grapefruit and hop presence, but the rye and dark caramel shine as well. While the hops dominate the taste throughout, the malt backbone holds its own very well. Finishes with a late surge of pine tar hops, but the rye manages to shine on.
Mouth feel: Velvety and full, with a moderate sting of carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: Although I am not a rye beer partisan, it is difficult to overstate the quality of Founders Red's Rye PA. Those who declaim rye beers should try this before abandoning the style.
Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2013 23:19:38 | More by Pegasus
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
Founders Brewing Co.'s
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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