Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by rattech:
3.95/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: A deep dark red with a one inch head forms. The color of this beer could pass for brown, though it has a good red note. It certainly looks appealing.
Smell: It smells hoppy, I detect quite a bit of citrus and pine. I did not expect this beer to smell so hoppy, it certainly isnt unappealing, just surprising.
Taste: Bitter, malty, not nearly as sharp as I thought it would be based on the smell. The bitterness fades part way into the beer, yielding a nice malty sweetness. I honestly have no clue what to make of the beer, the taste is subtly different from most things I have had in the past. It reminds me a bit of Stones Arrogant Bastard ale.
Mouthfeel: Fairly thick and fairly carbonated. The mouthfeel is quite nice.
Drinkability: Goes down fairly nice, I honestly drank it faster then I thought I would. The fact that I am unsure of what to expect from this beer really indicates to me that I should try it again later.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2007 01:36:09 | More by rattech
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4.14/5 rDev -1.4%
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
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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