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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,500 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,500
Reviews: 1,627
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 216
Gots: 290 | FT: 10
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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Ratings: 4,500 | Reviews: 1,627 | Display Reviews Only:
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KSMONHNYIL

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.4%

06-24-2014 15:11:53 | More by KSMONHNYIL
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itsnick

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-24-2014 02:24:24 | More by itsnick
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Brutus627

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-24-2014 01:50:23 | More by Brutus627
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beergoot

Colorado

4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The body appears a deep reddish-brown, topped with a very thick, creamy, and sticky white head. Rich rye spiciness floating in the aroma; cola-like; caramel sweetness to the smell. Big, rye bread flavor; cookie dough sweetness; well-tempered hop bitterness throughout the taste experience. Heavy body; big sugary feel without being cloying.

This is an amazingly heady malt bomb, packed with rye spiciness, superb malt sweetness, and well-tempered hop bitterness and bite. From the incredible sticky, brittle sheets of lacing on the glass to the evil malt sweetness and sugary feel spiked with a delicious rye pep in the flavor and the nearly decadent pleasure of the heavy, rich mouthfeel, this is one winner of a beer. An exceptional find and even better drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 01:14:00 | More by beergoot
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-24-2014 00:34:48 | More by lucasj82
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MoyaHoya

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

06-23-2014 18:08:28 | More by MoyaHoya
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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-23-2014 05:14:15 | More by mrcraft
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MDM

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-23-2014 01:25:45 | More by MDM
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yurymetelski

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +19.3%

06-22-2014 15:08:36 | More by yurymetelski
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Jasonchair

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-22-2014 14:39:38 | More by Jasonchair
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Rborre321

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-22-2014 14:36:14 | More by Rborre321
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Jlieske13

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-21-2014 17:20:38 | More by Jlieske13
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-21-2014 04:52:56 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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cmpashia


4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-20-2014 23:37:38 | More by cmpashia
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Flight317

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-20-2014 20:29:50 | More by Flight317
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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-20-2014 18:01:16 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
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Phigg1102

New York

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice frothy head with great retention and sip analyzing lacing. Aroma of straight up marshmallow. Taste started incredibly strong with the caramel marshmallow overpowering everything, as I went along some hop/malt presence became more apparent but the caramel remained throughout. This beer has an incredible rich feel that is only enhanced by the caramel taste. Very interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2014 00:54:13 | More by Phigg1102
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice reddish amber with decent head. Despite it's light color, this thing pours nice and thick! Very surprised with the hefty body. Smells clean and piney typical of an IPA. Taste is wonderful. Nice clean and refreshing but not thin. Has wonderful mouthfeel and nice and creamy with no bitterness. A great fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 00:09:37 | More by Richardbeerlover
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Wayne17

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

06-19-2014 18:23:28 | More by Wayne17
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warpig372

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-19-2014 02:18:21 | More by warpig372
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Firmer malt and a spicy grain undertow allows this strongly bittered beer to resemble IPA, but with some balancing accessorizing. Founders is happy to allow the rye grain to heighten the sense of hop bitterness, even if malty compromises occur. A risk perhaps, but one worth taking.

Its handsome and masculine deep burgundy hues are quite suggestive of its toast, caramel and delicately pungent grain sweetness. But the dominant grapefruit, orange and pineapple hop character that wafts over the nose and early palate sing its American IPA praise.

In a bready-sweet body, the taste peppery taste of rye pierces through the sweetness and provides a husken toast flavor that's both hearty and spicy. While sweetness fades, armatures of honeycomb malt texture gives support to the hop onslaught to ensue. The quick taste of citrus peel and pith turns decidedly bitter in rapid succession. The steely caramel taste that's left balances the rye but doesn't interfere with the hops.

Raw and somewhat rustic in taste, it nearly earthen taste from rye and barley offers a moderate semblance of balance even though the ale's finish is malty-dry and deeply resinous with torn pine needles, evergreen and citrus. Both its medium body and Its long bitter-sweet finish is the perfect companion for American cheeseburgers.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2014 15:36:20 | More by BEERchitect
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zachraymer

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-17-2014 22:55:04 | More by zachraymer
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imfatsowhat

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-17-2014 22:06:12 | More by imfatsowhat
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Tanger112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-17-2014 18:08:38 | More by Tanger112
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-17-2014 17:57:29 | More by Canada_Dan
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,500 ratings.