Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by ryantho00:
4.4/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled on 2/6/12, printed on bottle.
This brew pours a nice sandy maroon color, and a 2 finger that's slightly sandy orange in appearance, nice retention of the frothy head, thick lacing down the side of the glass throughout the drink.
Good nose; I like the grapefruit and citrus front mixed with some sweet grain, some spice (pepper).
This has a wonderful taste all the way through. Great bitter fruit and hop (deep hop, similar to double trouble and the centenial in a way, amarilo hop? Not completely confident on my hop varieties yet, but recognize some different hops), wonderful malt presence as a medium or carrier throughout the brew, really really nicely done on the malt characteristics, not overpowering on the rye eihter, superbly balanced. I do get a little caramel taste, more deep hops, smooth hops (amarilo? someone please correct me if I'm wrong), crispness from the rye and a great balance of rye, hops, and malt. Great mouthfeel, almost a creaminess to the drink, (pour vigirously and you'll get a really nice creaminess).
All in all, wonderful as usual from the masters at Founders.
Just a testiment to the microbrew revolution!!! HA HA Founders Nation???
Definatly going to enjoy this one again, Cheers!!
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2012 23:22:35 | More by ryantho00
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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