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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,821 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,821
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 265
Gots: 391 | 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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3/5  rDev -28.2%

cannunzi, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

JALIEN, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Slay40, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

sblanton83, May 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

T_rizzo, May 28, 2013
Photo of thegodfather1076
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Awesome label that extremely eye-catching graphics and font. Label gives a very small desc of beer, web info, small bit of brewery info. Neck label has Founders logo, web info, and ABV/IBU info. Bottled on date(11/21/12).

Appearance: I allowed this to warm for 10min before pouring into a 16oz snifter from its 12oz bottle. Poured out a cloudy ruby amber color with a 2 finger light tan head of medium density. Head retention was a 4min 8sec before fading to a thick coating and ring. Excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Aroma is dominated by ruby red grapefruit with a definite malty rye backbone. Slight resin aroma.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is initially of sweet ruby red grapefruit with a slightly herbal hop bite as well as some rye spiciness. A nice lightly toasted malt midpoint that sticks around to the finish. Finishes a bit herbal and slightly floral.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: A heavier medium bodied beer that is what I would call chewy. Extremely drinkable.

Overall/Comments: Wow. I was very impressed by this offering. Really great on the nose. The flavor profile is really great with rye being the perfect compliment for the sweet citrus hops. A mush try. Consumed 4/27/2013. Classified as a Rye Beer @ 6.6% ABV.

thegodfather1076, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Norseman, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mpayne5, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Jas45678, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Larrygto, May 27, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into stange. Clear golden orange with a thick yellowish-white head, leaving tons of lacing all over the place. Smells an even blend of hops and malts, with some subtle graininess. Taste is some hops, with a wide spicy bready malt taste with barley and rye combining nicely. Mouthfeel is clear, full and smooth. Overall, I'm very pleased with my first rye beer.

BurgeoningBrewhead, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

paulys55, May 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

caguiar, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

ajzy, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

hopley, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

DPB2262, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

RyanAU, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

sludgegnome, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Gregvg, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

brandon911, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

jkeefe1800, May 25, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Amber with red highlight with a slight head

Smell: Nice fruity rye beer smell.

Taste:A well balanced unique rye bite where the dryness and spicy highlight standout.

Mouthfeel: Nice light hoppy/carbonated feel that goes down smooth.

Overall: I think this is a great beer glad I tried. Good hops and a little different from the norm. Will always have a cold one of these on hand.

Purp1eOne, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Daktah, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

SwG237, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

WKole81, May 24, 2013
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,821 ratings.