Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
Pours a crimson red with thick, dense foam which slowly dissipates into a thin layer of lacing.
Smells sweetly malty with a bang of citrus hops.
Sweet, orange-marmalade flavor from the malt is complemented by the resinous bite from the hops. Hops are of course noticable, but not overdone. Extremely well-balanced with a dry finish.
Nice reverberation from the hops in the mouth, crisp & satisfying.
Fine example of a rye beer; perhaps not as innovative as it is balanced, but that's jsut fine by me.
10-25-2008 12:30:19 | More by Natural510
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
A-Brilliant,rusty crimson coloring with two fingers of durable off-white head that sticks around before revealing lacing that is equally as determined.
A-Amarillo hops are obviously present.Big grapefruit,baked sugar maltiness and subtle rye notes.
T-Grapefruit again followed by that earthy rye spiciness.Awesome!
M-Crisp,pleasantly unctuous and medium bodied.
D-I have to admit that I dig the rye a good deal,so I might be biased,but I consider this a highly sessionable beer
07-17-2010 13:43:31 | More by StlHopHead77
3.9/5 rDev -6.9%
Bottle from Lexington's Liquor Barn, into a weizen glass.
A: A rich, deep red, but with a slight one-finger head that disappears quickly, with only a light film on top. Still a beautiful color.
S: Strong rye, noticeable hops.
T: The sour rye is clear, and balanced decently by the hoppy flavor of a pale ale, but I wasn't blown away
M: Stickier than I would have liked. Not as tingly as many other pale ales I've had, including Hop Rod Rye
O: It was good, but not the best rye beer out there, even from my limited experience. Still, founder's is never a bad choice.
12-17-2012 04:04:01 | More by beerme626
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
A: glowing red and crimson color, fairly good head retention paired with filmy blobs of lacing
S: hops...pine, citrus and spicy grains with caramel sweetness
T: grassy, herbal, and spicy hops (hops: lemon, grapefruit, oranges), husky malts with a dab of sweet burnt sugars throughout. Great balance between sweet and hops...solid beer!
M: nice and refreshing, not the smoothest but on the brink (active carbonation). Oily hops linger with a dry grained sweetness
D: great! one of my all time favorite founders. Get a hold of this beer if you can
12-19-2008 03:22:00 | More by Magpie14
4/5 rDev -4.5%
Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.
A. 2 finger off white head. Very good head retention. Good lacing, nice collar. Dark grapefruit orange color.
S. Strong piney hop smell. Caramle malt sweetness.
T. Piney citrus hop flavor, nice rye taste. Biscuity malt flavor. Very balanced and smooth.
M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth.
D. Very drinkable. Great beer to drink a six pack of. Nice balance and flavor.
09-03-2009 23:53:23 | More by siradmiralnelson
4.36/5 rDev +4.1%
Pours a deep, slightly cloudy red, drifting towards brown. A thick creamy light tan head lasts throughout the beer and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is soft, but not lacking in character, with distinct hops notes of floral and citrus. The taste is excellent, with strong malt flavors balanced superbly by the hops and with a nice peppery notes on the finish provided by the rye. The body is just the right weight and there is a wonderful silky feeling and crisp finish. This is a great rye IPA.
05-03-2014 19:17:22 | More by delta490
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
This is a terrific Rye beer. Founders took a great base red wheat ale and added some really good Rye flavor to it.
A beautiful red coloring gives a nice off white head that gives up some nice lacing too. It smells of sweet caramel deep cooked caramel malts with a playful hops citrus and floral aorma. A good wheat flavor covered with the slight apples spice of rye meeting the sweetness of the long boiled malts. The citrus hops cut straight though the blend of maltyness and add a great balance to the flavor. Lovely mouthfeel and pretty drinkable as in I wish I had more.
11-01-2005 16:07:46 | More by Higravity
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
From bottle to pint glass
A: Blood-orange in color, slightly opaque, little head with little lacing.
S: Nice bouquet of candied orange and caramel. Fresh floral hops abound. Yeasty, kind of biscuit-y. Fairly complex nose, not what I was expecting.
T: More hop-forward than the nose, with the earthy, tea-like hops and the front of the sip. Notes of orange follow, a little lemon zest. The caramelly notes of the malt blend nicely with the rye, almost like sweet, multigrain bread. Alcohol is apparent but just. The hops keep their bitter punch until the end, surprising for this style, finishing bitter-sweet. Really delicious.
M: Medium bodied, with an oily-slick complexion. Not sure if it's the rye character playing tricks on me, but there's a chewiness to the beer that you wouldn't expect from the body.
This beer is outstanding. I got this bottle about 4 or 5 months ago, placed it in the back of my fridge and forgot about it. Its still tastes completely fresh and delicious, all of the flavors blending nicely.
06-20-2011 20:22:02 | More by rand
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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