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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,893
Reviews: 1,640
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 283
Gots: 422 | FT: 8
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 02-22-2004

Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts and 100% Amarillo hops.
70 IBU

Formerly called "Founders Red's Rye PA"
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle says 70 IBUS and 6.6% abv

Poured into New Belgium Globe Glass

Pours only ¼ finger of slight tan head, fades down quick. Color is an amber hued caramel brown. Decent retention with some nice lace rings.

Aroma: Caramel malts, floral hops, bright citrus flavors, and a nice rye all around. I dig the rye

Taste: Wow, the rye is really present here. Big caramel malt flavor. Grapefruit and pineapple citrus blend well with the big floral hop taste.

Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth and creamy for a beer so hoppy. It is a tad bitter though. Medium bodied with a great level of carbonation for the style. Ends with a rye/hoppy aftertaste, somewhat dry.

Overall, this is a pretty solid beer. I think I would definitely like to have this around for a hoppy session beer. Just a great drinking beer, at a great price, with a nice touch of rye that I really like.

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Served on-tap in clear Shaker pint glass at Clark Street Ale House (Chicago, IL).

A: Deep amber with big-bubbled, off-white 1-2 finger head with good retention and a lot of craggy lace.

S: Stiff herbal rye aroma mixes with caramel and toffee. The hops eclipse the maltiness in the end with a big helping of pine, citrus, and earthy tobacco hops.

T: Crisp and hoppy with some spicy herbal tones from the rye which enhances the big pine and citrus hoppiness really well. The maltiness plays second fiddle but keeps the bitterness in check.

M: Medium bodied with a slick feel and no chalkiness or astringency. Supremely drinkable.

O: A fine brew out of the bottle and a real treat to have on-tap. Tops the list at Clark Street Ale House tonight.

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Founders Red’s Rye P.A.
Appearance: Half a finger of bone colored head. Hazy and the color of autumn leaves.
Smell: Resinous. Reminiscent of fresh cut soft wood.
Taste: Pine and citrus hops and rye spiciness with a toasted malt backbone. Slight floral aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Carbonated with a lingering finish.
Overall: A well balanced brew and no complaints.

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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