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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,270 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4270
Reviews: 1610
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts and 100% Amarillo hops.
70 IBU

Formerly called "Founders Red's Rye PA"

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-22-2004)
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blackcompg

Illinois

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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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,270 ratings.