Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by tsatem:
3.98/5 rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Overly aggressive pour yields a big three finger orange tinged head. Body is a copper/somewhat bright burnt orange color. Some haziness. I really like the color of the head, not quite your typical off-white IPA head. Great lacing as I continue to drink.
S: Citrus and spice come through right away. The spice leads into and blends with the rye, which isn't flashy or immediately apparent, but really becomes the dominant overall smell. The hops are trying to show off, but the rye knows it has them beat. I like how the hop spice and rye spice blend together and really bring the other characters of the two smells together.
T: Way maltier than the smell at first taste. The rye becomes more of a bready malt here. The hop bitterness is secondary up front, which is backward from the smell but works great. Again, I love the rye/hop interplay, which is working in kind of the opposite way here. A lot of rye spiciness in the finish.
M: Medium mouthfeel, really nothing too out of the ordinary here.
D: I thoroughly enjoy how these flavors work together. They blend so nicely while being distinguishable at the same time, and result in an excellently balanced beer. I could drink another one (or more) to continue exploring this.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2011 05:08:14 | More by tsatem
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a thick reddish mahogany with solid tan head. Hops, pepper notes from the rye, and sweet malts on the nose. Taste is bittering hops up front and on the sides mingling with the rye giving it that zing of white pepper and an even body. Malt sweetness on the back makes it nicely rounded with bittering hops coming through on the aftertaste. Many love this brew, I personally love rye brews, yet the hops are a bit strong to my liking. Hop heads dream.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 20:12:57 | More by Brutaltruth
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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