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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,824 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,824
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 264
Gots: 392 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

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)
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1/5  rDev -76.1%

Ls243, Nov 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.1%

jbarber1534, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of MaltyGoodness
1.18/5  rDev -71.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12oz. bottle thanks to nflmvp

Pours a very hazy reddish-brown with a mountainous tan head that breaks the plane of the glass, but eventually thins. Thick, sticky lacing on the glass. Some thick brown yeast floating on top of the head. Contaminated?

Smell is funky yeast. I suspect that this bottle has been compromised.

Taste is all funky yeast with a very sour hop flavor. Definite contamination.

Very disappointed that my first experience of this beer was a contaminated bottle. It has definitely been plagued by the grand funk of death.

MaltyGoodness, Nov 26, 2006
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1.45/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a clear copper with no head or lace. The aroma is mainly grapefruit with caramel in the background. The flavor is pure hop bitterness which completely overpowers the palate. It's mouthfeel is light-medium and leaves a strong, bitter aftertaste. Founders Reds Rye PA is a disappointing, one-dimensional beer. Not recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Jul 04, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.1%

CWhite, Jan 10, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.1%

jp312, Sep 04, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.1%

skaboom420, Dec 11, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -58.1%

mwar, Nov 30, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -58.1%

JHendu, Oct 26, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -58.1%

Silverback77, Nov 23, 2012
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1.98/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Orange-copper hazy body with a half-finger of head that stays.

Rye spice initially, a lot of fruit and hot alcohol after that.

Huge amount of oxidation overwhelms everything here. There are rye notes and some hop bitterness at the end, but all in all, very hard to swallow.

Moderate carbonation and pretty drying.

This tastes like someone's third batch of homebrew. I've heard a lot of great things about Founders and being a MI native I was very excited to see it in NC. I really hope this was just a bad batch, but it makes me wary of blowing another $10 on their beer.

bboven, Jun 20, 2009
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

bdkucharski, Feb 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

jmbraxton, Aug 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

ohiobeer29, Jun 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

Mudawg, Apr 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

BeerdNick, May 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

thefluker, Jun 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

phishfoolme, Sep 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

Moses13, Aug 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

AmoDman, Mar 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

Boilerbrando, Sep 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

gafferjohn, Jan 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

ShadyJay, Apr 25, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

luento32, Dec 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

senorscientist, Jan 30, 2012
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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,824 ratings.