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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA

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4,291 Ratings
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Ratings: 4291
Reviews: 1618
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts and 100% Amarillo hops.
70 IBU

Formerly called "Founders Red's Rye PA"

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-22-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by vitrael:
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vitrael

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours cloudy copper with a thin film of white head that quickly dissipated. Minimal lacing.

S: Big kick in the nose of sweet floral and fruity hop aromas. Light undertones of breadiness... must be the rye.

T: Same hop flavors re-assert themselves, sweet floral and fruity hops with a big caramelly malt background. Despite clocking in at 70 IBUs the bitterness is very minimal, showing up in the finish along with some earthy rye flavor. I was surprised the Rye flavors were not more pronounced--you could've fooled me and told me this was all barley. But the flavor is still excellent.

M: Smooth and light, a very crisp beer that I could drink fast. Average carbonation.

D: Dangerous.

Another treat from founders. I think I already prefer it to their standard IPA and it's at least on a par with Double Trouble.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 23:28:37 | More by vitrael
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4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber color, slight head-less than 1 inch, not crystal clear-not super very cloudy however

Smell: Caramel, malty, nutty

Taste: Malty, carmel, sweet, hop's

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Overall: Enjoyable with a lot of great qualities, well balanced, sweet but still has some bitter elements

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This brew offers lots of malt, hops, rye, and some grapefruit, but just a little too much bitterness especially on the after taste. The bitterness almost leaves a flavor that makes the beer unenjoyble and I am a big IPA drinker so I am usually used to this... This one just doesn't do it for me like the other Founders IPAs do.

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3.94/5  rDev -6%
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Deep red in colour. Thin, white head. This beer was once called a Rye Pale Ale. As much as I like IPA's, I wish it had remained as such. I feel it's a bit too bitter to be able to appreciate the rye in the recipe. I've had others that are more subtle. Maybe our friends south of the border are, in fact, too into their bitter beers. Still a very good beer, nonetheless. Good mouthfeel, just overpowered by the 70 IBU's.

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,291 ratings.