Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by rangel2:
4.58/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Sucks I have to preface this in every review, but whatever, I'm colorblind. To me it appears hazy golden. But please seek other reviews than mine for appearance.
Smell is bitter, pearish, definitely rye.
Taste is more of the same. A hard bitter intro that gives way to a quick malty/rye backdrop, followed by a thinning, lingering bitterness. Citrus is there, as are light apricot and faint bitter green apple notes. In my opinion more of a rye IPA than a pale. But it's divine, one of Founder's best -- much better than Centennial, which is still very good.
Had this one with a mushroom reuben, and it worked wonderfully. The carbonation is so-so, as is the head, a little less than one finger, but the malt, hops and rye work in wonderful harmony here.
While everyone else is caught up in the CBS chaos, I'll happily stick to Red's Rye, if and when, because I always do, need my Founder's fix.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2011 02:10:47 | More by rangel2
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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