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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,508 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,508
Reviews: 1,628
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 216
Gots: 295 | 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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RandyKemka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-23-2012 02:33:48 | More by RandyKemka
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rcjennings

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-06-2013 04:19:07 | More by rcjennings
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assurbanipaul

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark caramel color with a medium head that settles to a thin layer on top. Aroma is rich Cascades, lots of mandarin oranges with some amber malt.

Taste is more rich hops and mild pale malts. Plenty bitter, lots of bready rye malt flavor to back it up. Faint sweetness up front but finish and aftertaste is sticky, hoppy bitter. No trace of alcohol, well hidden despite being a bit higher than normal. I like the bitterness but it limits its drinkability (couldn't session this one).

Mouthfeel is almost hefty but not thick, has some texture to it. Not quite up there with a DIPA but it tends in that direction. Thanks to trbeer for sharing this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2005 02:58:00 | More by assurbanipaul
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EStreet20

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce twist off brown bottle. Shaker pint glass.

A - Very nice translucent reddish/rust color. About a finger of off white head. A few nice lacing rings.

S - Some nice piny hop along with some spice.

T - Sweet caramel malts really mix well with the rye flavor. A bitter hoppines is present is well and lasts into the dry finish.

M - It's on the lighter side of a medium body with just the right carnonation for the spicy flavors.

D - A very nice brew. Obviously not sessionable but with this much flavor going on you can sit and sip a couple.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2008 02:50:57 | More by EStreet20
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Atlas1

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I drank this beer a while back, after my wife brought several Founders bottles back with her from a trip to Michigan. Didn't have time to type in my review that day, but was able to jot down a few notes for posterity. Here they are...

Red's Rye appears a dark orange/red color, with yellowish hues at the base of the glass. There is a nice range in colors here. Thin head with good retention, and some lace. The nose is very fresh, bursting with piney hops and strong citrus. The taste presents a buttery peppercorn sensation, with the rye much more noticeable in the aftertaste than on intake. Also, there are both heavy hop and caramel malt notes here. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, but also crisp, with a dry finish.

This beer is delicious. It goes down easier than its 6.8% ABV might suggest, but its also a very complex beer. Both sweet and savory, this brew deserves your complete attention. The folks at Founders have delivered another fantastic creation.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2007 21:15:09 | More by Atlas1
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washburnkid

New York

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper tone topped with a small froth of beige head. The nose reveals juicy hoppy bitterness and an immense bouquet of citrus--grapefruit specifically, balanced out nicely by notes of caramel malt sweetness. Flavors follow with a hit of bitterness from citrusy sticky hops and some really distinct earthiness. Not dirty, but pine on a cool, wet day. Caramel isn't sweet, but it's there as a faint backdrop. Higher carbonation, and massive bitterness left behind. Just how I like it.

So pleasing to my hop-craving taste buds. I don't have many ryes to compare it to but this one seems to be missing the somewhat wheaty character I find in Hop Rod Rye. Still amazing!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 01:33:34 | More by washburnkid
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atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-22-2013 20:45:43 | More by atoulouk
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Williaar

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-02-2014 04:08:53 | More by Williaar
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-08-2012 01:23:00 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-15-2011 13:49:58 | More by ej285701
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

09-09-2013 01:07:07 | More by Lawl3ss
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have come to realize that Founder's Brewing is one of the best up and coming breweries out of the midwest. So far, I have not been disappointed with any of their brews.

Appearance of this beer was deep brown leather with hints of orange and red pearing through. The head left nice lacing down my chalice. There was a decent amount of yeast and other remnants of what I assume to be leftover from dryhopping. THe smell had a wonderful hop punch that left you salivating for a taste. There was definate citrusy notes in the nose. The taste was supremely balanced with a bitter beginning and a dryness in the finish. The rye seemed to have add it's two cents in the finish with the grainy dryness. The bitterness was exceptionally present, but was not as heavy as a IIPA. Overall, this is stuff you could drink all night and love every once of it. I foresee Founder's coming out with some phenomenal beers to add to their already fabulous line (i.e. Centennial IPA and Breakfast stout)

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2005 23:25:24 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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PhageLab

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint.

A - Clear red oak coloration, sticky brownish head which rode all the way down. Nice lacing. Quite an attractive brew.

S - Brown sugar dominates the nose, with hints of cherries and malt coming through as well.

T - Much hoppier than I anticipated. Now I see the 70 IBUs on the bottle. Still, nicely balanced.

M - Light to medium body, sugary finish, mild carbonation level.

D - Superb. Much bigger and complex than it looked. A true wolf in sheep's clothing. Can't wait to enjoy another.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 18:49:12 | More by PhageLab
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cvfish

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a great crimson copper color that produced a white fluffy head that retained well and left some nice lace

S - Aromas of subtle hops and malts with some citrus

T - Caramel malts and some citrus and hops bitterness, spicy rye

M - Smooth, light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

D - Good beer, the rye beers are different and exciting, and are great for those looking for a change

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 03:44:43 | More by cvfish
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-30-2012 17:32:52 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-18-2014 22:22:04 | More by DerekQXQX
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zachary80

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

11-24-2011 21:23:36 | More by zachary80
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-21-2013 23:12:09 | More by n00blar
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mweso2000

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

02-23-2013 18:32:56 | More by mweso2000
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leprakhan

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-07-2011 23:39:31 | More by leprakhan
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AwYeh

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, reddish-tinged copper amber color with less than half a finger of white head, which dissipates quickly. Not much head or lacing.

S: Loads of rye and tons of sweet caramel/toffee malts- I'm excited for the taste after smelling this. Light citrusy hops, with notable orange peel; some floral hops too.

T: Caramel sweetness again; quickly countered by hop bitterness and dry rye flavor on the finish. Less hop flavor than I expected; a bit of grapefruit, although there was a good deal of hop bitterness. Once the beer warmed up a bit I really began to enjoy the bitter, bready flavor- bumping taste up from a 3.5 to a 4. I definitely recommend enjoying this slowly so you can taste it cool and again around room temperature.

M: Medium-bodied, light-moderate carbonation; very smooth with a long, lingering sticky finish, and a bit of dryness from the rye. Interesting and enjoyable- highlight of the beer, a reason in itself to check this one out.

D: Goes down easily; with no detectable alcohol, a complex flavor, and the uniqueness lent to it by the rye, this beer is enjoyable for a long time, and one that I'll be returning to soon.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 04:53:52 | More by AwYeh
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billhelm

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-18-2014 14:16:39 | More by billhelm
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JRBecks

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-06-2012 14:33:08 | More by JRBecks
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seavercm

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-23-2014 13:32:14 | More by seavercm
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mwa423

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is very red and clear. One half finger of head quickly dies down to lacing. Smell is all rye and citrus hops. The taste is an excellent blend of of rye and hops that create a complex flavor that is a pleasure to drink.

The mouthfeel and drinkability is such that you could sip and enjoy it or pound it on a hot summer day

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2009 01:32:01 | More by mwa423
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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