Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by ncbrewerbun:
4.6/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've tried this beer twice now, once on tap at the brewery in Grand Rapids, MI; and once out of the bottle, back home in NC. I fell in love with the one on tap.
The beer pours a brilliant ruby red, which isn't too surprising given its name. The creamy off-white head accentuates the red beer underneath. And it stays there throughout your beer experience.
Wow...the aroma! Grapefruit and more grapefruit, followed by hints of malt and the malty sweetness. What an inviting aroma, and what made it better was that it was unexpected. I didn't know what I'd get for aroma with a rye beer.
The flavor matches the aroma with the grapefruit/citrusy notes. (These are BIG notes!) But there is a malt presence, especially as it warms some...but mine was gone before I could let it warm too much.
A medium "plus" mouthfeel. There is some chewiness to this beer. You know that you're not drinking a 4.5% beer!
Overall a real winner. Try it over the July 4th weekend as part of your RED, White and Blue theme.
(If I were rating the bottled version, it would still be 4-plus; but if you can get this on tap, do it!!)
Serving type: on-tap
07-01-2005 00:32:42 | More by ncbrewerbun
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