Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by demcorhip:
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This ale poured a hazy ruby amber with a decent light tan coloured head. Its finely carbonated, and thin and elegant lacings are present.
Grapefruit hops, caramel, rye, and an earthy spiciness.
Yum yum yum. Gotta say i love rye. Think my first drink ever was a shot of cheap rye whiskey my dad gave us kids when my mom was away visiting her folks or something. Was probably ten or so at the time. Its been one of my favorite grains ever since. Nice blend of caramel malts, rye graininess and grapefruit and peppery hops.
Wonderfully balanced medium bodied ale. Nice balance between the malts and the almost chewy rye graininess, as well as as the hops, which add a prominent grapefruit resiny character, as well as a more subtle earthy peppery spiciness.
This is one tasty beer, and a must try for those who like things with rye, like beer, whiskey, or bread. Would make a great session brew on a cooler night when a bigger brew is needed, would also make a great crossover brew for someone who likes rye and can handle a little hops. Ill be drinking this one again soon.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2006 01:15:47 | More by demcorhip
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
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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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