Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy, ruddy brown with copper highlights and a frothy one inch billowing head that dissipates slowly, leaving thick, spotty lacing.
Fruity hop notes mix with resin, onion, and significant amber malt to form the initial aroma. Rye, pine, and grapefruit add complexity.
Flavor reveals significant toasted malt at the backbone, giving way to rye bitterness and flavor at the finish. Underpinnings of grapefruit and resin become more prominent as it warms. Floral and earthy hops and pine surface near the finish.
Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a bit of astringent bite.
Solid beer with a decent malt support to counter the bitter rye character and enough flavoring hops to add intrigue. Would prefer more complexity in hop flavor and less bitterness, but that's personal preference.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 00:38:02 | More by barczar
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