Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Dark amber orange with an off white head that is relatively thin but throws a lot of lace. The smell makes it immediately clear that this is an IPA. Intense hop aroma mainly of the citrus and pine variety are dominant with caramel maltiness and rye spiciness providing the base. The taste too is upfront hop bitterness and flavor with the citrus really packing a punch. Next the malt comes in with a bit of caramel and rye balancing the hops. Balancing may be a bit of an overstatement because this one remains on the bitter end of the spectrum throughout, even the finish is tinglingly bitter. The body of this beer is medium with low to medium carbonation. There is a bit of a stickiness to this but it's definitely not sweet because again the hop character sticks around throughout leaving a dry tingle at the finish. Overall I'm very satisfied with this beer. Maybe not exactly sessionable but I'm having a hard time putting the glass down.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2012 03:20:13 | More by fank2788
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