Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.83/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Murky brownish amber brew that is almost strawberry when held to the light. This one has a nice one finger eggshell head with nice sticky lace and good retenttion. A good swirl can bring back the one finger head easily.
Smells citric and astringent like an IPA, but much more unique. It's not the typical grapefruit citrus of and IPA, but much more green and tart smelling. I'm reminded of rhubarb, under-ripe strawberries, and green apples.
Very citric and tart on the palate at first, then a very sweet and unique flavor that reminds me of a subdued roggenbier washes over the tongue. At first sip, this is similar to an IPA, but then the roggenish rye flavor makes itself known and lets you know that this is not an ordinary brew. Hints of overripe / rotten apples, green apples, and rhubarb. Very sweet and sour at the same time.
Mouthfeel is creamy, refreshing, and medium in body with a very dry almost sour-pucker finish. Keeps you sucking your teeh to get every last drop of that awesome tartness.
I could session this brew easily! The unique flavor has a novel and complex character, and I love the tart sour aftertaste. I remember eating rhubarb straight from my grandma's garden (often overindulging until I got the runs) and this one reminds me of that flavor.
I later noticed that this is my 100th review, and what a damn fine brew to have on such a momentous occasion!
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2006 14:22:29 | More by pmcadamis
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