Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by blackcompg:
4.35/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from their 12oz bottle...
Appearance - Pours a finger of khaki head, body is a hazy red amber, decent lacing and a solid cap throughout.
Smell - Ripe peach and plum, pumpernickel, and big floral hops, smells delicious.
Taste - Wow, really big fresh rye/pumpernickel bread, bready malt, slight sweet/tartness of plum and peach skins, floral hops abound throughout the sip, and all of this riding a backbone of slight fruit sweetness and a whiff of toffee. Finish is dry pumpernickel crust and carraway.
Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel, but not coating - full flavored, but still finishes clean and on the dry side, carb is medium but smooth, providing just enough cleansing and crispness to usher in the clean, dry finish.
Overall - This is such a great example of balance and complexity. Such a tasty brew, and available year-round. This is a must try, not too sweet, too tart, too bitter, too dry, too alcoholic (which is perfectly hidden) - this really is the best of all worlds, 2 thumbs way up :)
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2012 03:41:16 | More by blackcompg
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4.14/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 08/13/13 at 50 degrees into regular pint glass
Aroma of pine and rye
Head average (3 cm), creamy, off white, slowly diminishing
Lacing good, multiple rings > 1 cm wide with mostly small bubbles
Body medium amber, clear
Flavor begins spicy with a hint of hop pineness, slowly fades to a slight bitterness; no alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, slightly oily, carbonation soft.
Evan though this is 8 months old, it is still flavorable, with the rye predominating. The reduced presence of hops could be because of the age of the beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 21:28:45 | More by Ozzylizard
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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