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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,711 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,711
Reviews: 1,634
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 253
Gots: 364 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

druptight, Feb 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

aszatk01, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

JVan, Feb 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

jdprmd, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

bcal16, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my #1 go-to's. Pours a deep amber red color with a creamy just barely off-white head. Aroma of spicy rye, big piney hopes, maybe a little grapefruit peel. Flavor follows with big up front bitter, but quickly runs smooth on the palate into a spicy rye accented by toffee and biscuit malts. The pine comes back into play as it goes down the gullet. Medium mouthfeel, a bit dry on the finish. Plenty of carbonation. This beer is pretty awesome.

BMMillsy, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

omegaman, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of rogueleonardi
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note - Review done from notes, drank on 1/24/12 out of a pint glass.

A - Fantastic copper red color. Small amount of off white head that leaves perfect rings of lacing.

S - Lots of rye, very bold aroma with the hop and rye mix. Some sweet aroma from the malts, Also some light citrus/floral scent. No hint of alcohol at all.

T - the rye is awesome in this beer, great flavor, a nice bitter finish from the hops. very well balanced with some sweet malt character. Definitely not lacking anything.

M - Perfect carbonation, very crisp feeling making the hops stand out even more. No warm alcohol feeling, and a nice thin viscosity. Very drinkable.

O - Overall this beer was fantastic. Great balance between the rye, sweet malt, and bitter hops. The rye creates such a bold flavor there is really nothing else like it.

rogueleonardi, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

akttr, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

travMI13, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

SuperNova777, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

therobot, Feb 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

melissab318, Feb 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Nightrain87, Feb 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

schucke, Feb 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Profile, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

kyledg, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle.

Pours clear mahogany in color with a nice head that has moderate duration.

M: smooth, with excellent carbonation.

S: sweet malt and resiny hops; just a little spiciness from the rye.

T: could be adequately described as an American IPA with an additional spicy rye component.

O: A very bold and spicy PA. Much closer to an IPA than some others in this class, such as Terrapin's fine Rye Pale Ale. Well crafted!

chinchill, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

dunix, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of AUTIGERS
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

apperance--this beer looks almost perfect--rich red, brown, small head... was looking forward to a bigger, taster head--but perfect lace

smell--rrryyyeee, my favorite, hops my second favorite

taste--piney hops, followed by a strong rye, finished with floral hops

mouthfeel--good, enjoyable body, with appropriate carbonation

overall-for me, perfect. I'm a big rye fan and any time that rye and hops work togehter in this way is very enjoyable

AUTIGERS, Feb 11, 2012
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,711 ratings.