Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,655 | Reviews: 1,631 | Display Reviews Only:
1.18/5 rDev -71.8%
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.
11-26-2006 03:57:45 | More by MaltyGoodness
1.45/5 rDev -65.4%
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.
07-04-2012 03:19:33 | More by B967ierhunter177
1.98/5 rDev -52.7%
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.
06-20-2009 22:13:32 | More by bboven
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,655 ratings.