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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,551 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,551
Reviews: 1,629
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 223
Gots: 311 | FT: 9
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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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-13-2012 05:50:56 | More by hippityhophead24
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-12-2012 23:28:28 | More by nucmedmario
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MarshallMan

Kansas

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-12-2012 21:18:32 | More by MarshallMan
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-12-2012 17:24:28 | More by RobertJBeer
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ZPB

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-12-2012 16:14:45 | More by ZPB
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Britton

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-12-2012 14:57:02 | More by Britton
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Vylo

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

01-12-2012 11:23:47 | More by Vylo
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furthurgone

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-12-2012 06:47:06 | More by furthurgone
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Spider889

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-12-2012 06:17:44 | More by Spider889
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MichiBrew

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful ruby amber red with a 2 finger creamy white head...it settles down a bit and the lacing is quite dramatic considering the style...

Smells of relatively fresh hops and VERY strong rye...by far one of my favorite styles...cant decide if this or Hop Rod is the best RyePA out there...this is more on the malty and piney side but a real treat for those who prefer IPAs and enjoy a diversion within the style on occasion...

Taste matches the nose...taste of bitter hops is enveloped with a strong rye presence...slight sweetness balances everything out...

Mouthfeel exceeds most IPAs...the rye adds a dimension that straight up IPAs cant match IMHO...full as hell and beyond drinkable...

Im sure most of you have tried this delicious beer...an easily attainable year round offering from Founder's...always fresh(they bottle date)...and an (almost) session beer that can be enjoyed throughout an evening...please try this beautiful beer if you havent and cheers to Founder's once again as they pull off an impressive but at times precarious balance between their year round and highly in demand seasonal offerings...

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 05:48:25 | More by MichiBrew
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RBlaszak

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-11-2012 23:34:01 | More by RBlaszak
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spitfire9703

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-11-2012 18:06:08 | More by spitfire9703
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-11-2012 14:17:17 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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dbmernin83

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-11-2012 09:49:09 | More by dbmernin83
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CWhite

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -64.2%

01-10-2012 17:14:33 | More by CWhite
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homebrewer88

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-10-2012 16:37:36 | More by homebrewer88
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TallDrinkOfLager

Vermont

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

My local Co-op started offering Founders, so I did what any reasonable person would do and bought one of each kind they had. This is my fifth Founders brew and might just be my favorite so far.

This one has a nice, rich, hazy orange color. An inch of puffy head formed on the pour, with some good lacing as I worked my way down the glass.

I knew I was in for a treat when I picked up an intense lychee/sweet pink grapefruit aroma. It smells like some perfectly ripe tropical fruit. What's awesome is that there's an equally intense lychee taste that opens up when you take a sip. The fruitiness stays for a second or so, dissipates into some dry, piney hoppiness mixed in with the rye bite. As the bitterness fades I start to pick up the lychee again. There is a lot going on in this one!

Final verdict: a big winner. It amazes me the kind of flavors a brewery can wring from a relatively limited amount of ingredients! I'm going to be picking up this in quantity as soon as possible.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 02:00:15 | More by TallDrinkOfLager
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PaulMc

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-09-2012 22:57:20 | More by PaulMc
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J23hc

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured 12 oz bottle into stange. Deep mahogony red body, nearly caramel one finger head. A bit of lacing as the head dissipates. Sour apple and citrus hop (70 IBU's quite apparent) and rye on the nose, as well as the flavor. Dry and spicy with milky malt. Classic founders smoothness, wet, crispy, drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 17:41:41 | More by J23hc
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, rust red from the bottle into my Moose Drool pint glass. Lumpy head almost crystallizing on top. Sits well, doesn't want to settle down. Circular lacing holds and shimmers.

Wonderful nose! Big tangy hop (amarillo) right there to greet you. A little blood orange, too. Picking up some grainy piquancy. Sweet and balanced. Smells most benevolent.

An outstanding rye presence with bitterness from both the hops and the malt bill. Great mellow fruitiness in the esters. Spice on the finish. Amarillo pushes through some notes of ginger and lemon. Agreeable balance with a good bite.

Feels amazing. Wet and quenching. Implied fullness from a tame carbonation. You get enough prickle from the rye malts. Top notch.

I used to call this one of my favorite IPAs, but it's not. An IPA, that is. Sometimes it's not all about the hops, but they certainly help. Here's to this rye beer! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 04:50:15 | More by thecheapies
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

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

A- after a aggressive pour I'm left with a finger and a half of head that gradually dissipates... Slightly off white straw colored head. The beer is a cloudy brownish red.

S- citrus and piney hops and malts, smells delicious!

T- citrus hops up front blend into pineynhops and rye for a dry finish, so derricious, I love the way the hops and the rye work together.

M- the mouth feel, is awesome, lush and smooth, with a medium body, very good drinking

O- I love this beer, the complexity and depth the rye adds balanced off w/ a great blend of hops!!! Great!!

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 02:28:17 | More by PeterIngemi
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effixx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-09-2012 01:29:32 | More by effixx
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.4%

01-09-2012 00:11:27 | More by acurtis
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njstoutguy

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-08-2012 21:30:46 | More by njstoutguy
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KFaulkner

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-08-2012 19:40:52 | More by KFaulkner
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,551 ratings.