Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by antique:
3.78/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a rather nice amber with orange hues that poke through when held up to light. A nice head gives way to a filmy lacing that retains throughout the drink, though it does seem a bit oily.
Smells of pine and hops, with a good deal of citrus here and there too. Not too out of the ordinary for a pale ale.
Mouthfeel is smooth as butter, which strikes immediately, despite the good amount of carbonation. The hops are fairly mild for a pale ale, but linger nicely and that pine smell really delivers in the taste. Big citrus hit and some maple backbone work well with the hints of rye in the head. It finishes a bit malty, but it all works well; it's a refreshing drink above all. It's pretty well balanced as well--sharp and crisp, but there are plenty of fairly complex flavors buried beneath the lid, and each sip seems to accentuate some quality of it above another you'd noticed earlier, which will really keep you coming back.
Overall it's certainly one of the better APAs I've had, but there isn't anything really BIG about it to me, other than its rock solid flavors and the smooth delivery. Nevertheless, recommended, and another deserved checkmark on the Founders Reports Card.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2012 07:14:14 | More by antique
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3.79/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a thick reddish mahogany with solid tan head. Hops, pepper notes from the rye, and sweet malts on the nose. Taste is bittering hops up front and on the sides mingling with the rye giving it that zing of white pepper and an even body. Malt sweetness on the back makes it nicely rounded with bittering hops coming through on the aftertaste. Many love this brew, I personally love rye brews, yet the hops are a bit strong to my liking. Hop heads dream.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 20:12:57 | More by Brutaltruth
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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