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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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4,286 Ratings
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Ratings: 4286
Reviews: 1617
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,286 | Reviews: 1,617 | Show All Ratings:
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koolchas

California

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

a: poured a dark amber with about an inch and a half head the slowly went away. carbonation races up the side on the glass while drinking leaving a foamy trail.

s: citrus rinds indeed dominate the smell. i could not distinguish the smell of hops over the citrus.

t: starts off quite smooth with a bit of sweetness. but, once the liquid hits the back of the tongue it's all bitter and spices that lingers.

m: crisp, spicy and dry. once finished with a sip/drink, the after effect makes you want to take another sip/drink immediately. mouth gets very dry and spicy once finished.

d: nice brew in this style. overall a very tasty beer and a nice alternative to have in the fridge/cabinet next the ipa, dipa, and belgians.

cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2007 00:22:57 | More by koolchas
More User Reviews:
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exposd

Ohio

2.03/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This brew offers lots of malt, hops, rye, and some grapefruit, but just a little too much bitterness especially on the after taste. The bitterness almost leaves a flavor that makes the beer unenjoyble and I am a big IPA drinker so I am usually used to this... This one just doesn't do it for me like the other Founders IPAs do.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 08:18:22 | More by exposd
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robotiks

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-23-2014 01:16:54 | More by robotiks
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KDKid

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep red in colour. Thin, white head. This beer was once called a Rye Pale Ale. As much as I like IPA's, I wish it had remained as such. I feel it's a bit too bitter to be able to appreciate the rye in the recipe. I've had others that are more subtle. Maybe our friends south of the border are, in fact, too into their bitter beers. Still a very good beer, nonetheless. Good mouthfeel, just overpowered by the 70 IBU's.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 23:09:21 | More by KDKid
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eulerthegrape

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-22-2014 17:05:06 | More by eulerthegrape
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Hobbit

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

04-22-2014 03:26:18 | More by Hobbit
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ZachMcGinn

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In terms of India Pale Ale's this beer is not overly bitter. A very nice red color lives up to the name and its welcoming aroma of peaches leads to an easy drink, especially for fans of bitter beers. For those trying to delve into the IPA world this is a good place to start.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 01:23:36 | More by ZachMcGinn
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Jesswellick

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Medium mouth feel with malty hints. Very strong bitter notes that leave a not so enjoyable after taste. Has a very welcoming appearance and smell but was very thrown off by the flavor. Not my favorite beer to taste, but a decent IPA for what it's worth. Doesn't leave an enjoyable mouth feel and the bitter taste lacks enthusiasm.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 01:20:05 | More by Jesswellick
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phartman133

Michigan

3.05/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a beer caramel in color. Once you bring it up to your nose you can smell hints of citrus. Once you taste this beer you can taste the hops as well as some slight citrus flavors. This also has a good amount of hops, but does have a very strong aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 01:16:34 | More by phartman133
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kushlash23

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-22-2014 00:52:21 | More by kushlash23
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jayluf

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-22-2014 00:25:27 | More by jayluf
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-21-2014 22:51:52 | More by NickSMpls
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eepound2

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer was poured from my growler into a regular pint glass. Pour was amber color with a little lightness to it, very nice. My pour had a fairly small white head. Smell as happy with some grapefruit and a little lemony. Taste was similar to that as it was flavorful and happy with a citrus kick but decently balanced. This was my first time having this beer and I was very happy with it. When available on tap, I will definitely get again. Solid brew from founders

Serving type: growler

04-20-2014 23:59:18 | More by eepound2
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jayfarley3

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-19-2014 13:38:29 | More by jayfarley3
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JerUrbans

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light amber, very thin white head.

Smell, strong hops and grapefruit, with some early spring earthiness.

Tastes is bold grapefruit, slight hint of coriander, and very well hopped up.

Mouth-feel, good carbonation combine with a great bitter end.

Overall - Wonderful, get some of this one fresh and it won't disappoint...if you like grapefruit, it is seriously a gulp-able brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 04:35:22 | More by JerUrbans
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-19-2014 02:21:59 | More by BayouBengal1537
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-18-2014 22:22:04 | More by DerekQXQX
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billhelm

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-18-2014 14:16:39 | More by billhelm
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dleiner

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-17-2014 03:22:00 | More by dleiner
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-17-2014 01:58:43 | More by OKCNittany
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akhayat

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-17-2014 00:41:28 | More by akhayat
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
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
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-16-2014 19:24:32 | More by ramrod666
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caponeduke

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-16-2014 12:13:08 | More by caponeduke
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-16-2014 01:04:33 | More by CorgiDad
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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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