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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,645 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,645
Reviews: 1,631
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 238
Gots: 340 | 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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MIBeerRanger4

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

I've had this beer plenty. I most recently had a bottle at a beer fest in G.R. MI.

A = It has a great caramel red color and pours to a real rich reddish head. Beer laces the glass everytime wether from a bottle or had on tap.

S = Smell is one of the best red grapefruit aromas anywhere this side of a good sauvignon blanc. Great bittering aromas, floral notes with hints of dry grass.

T = This beer tastes amazing! Red Grapefruit, grassy, earthy hop flavors, a bit of caramel and a long lingering rye/hop finish.

M = The mouthfel is real good but wish it were a bit dryer.

O = Overall one of the best beers anywhere! I go back to this beer often because it's just exceptional. I will buy again, and again...

02-01-2012 20:57:18 | More by MIBeerRanger4
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -28.4%

02-01-2012 05:48:50 | More by Zachtheporter
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jp110099

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-01-2012 00:09:41 | More by jp110099
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-30-2012 22:49:39 | More by ystazi
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-30-2012 21:34:59 | More by HumanParaquat
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time4abeer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-30-2012 17:56:56 | More by time4abeer
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senorscientist

Michigan

2/5  rDev -52.3%

01-30-2012 06:46:20 | More by senorscientist
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-30-2012 04:05:44 | More by slimntubbs
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spedprof

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-30-2012 00:35:35 | More by spedprof
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-29-2012 17:51:02 | More by alamode
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-28-2012 18:12:55 | More by kwa357
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -28.4%

01-28-2012 05:26:39 | More by EmmetD
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-27-2012 07:47:50 | More by InfernoBoss
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Hellvis

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-27-2012 04:22:56 | More by Hellvis
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Ruger

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

A - Pours a beautiful copper red, with a cream white head and moderate lacing.

S - Strong hops, and citrus and finishes with a nice malt presence.

T - Wow, tastes just like grapefruit juice I love it! Along with other citrus fruits and pine. Sweet and bitter very tasty.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation very smooth.

01-27-2012 01:55:20 | More by Ruger
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-27-2012 00:56:59 | More by mrebeka
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loftisCT

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

Bottle picked up at Table and Vine in Springfield, Bottled 01/03/12, Enjoyed 01/26/12
A: Clear ruby-red color, nice off-white head that leaves very nice lacing.
S: Sweet grapefruit jumps off this thing. While I love tropical hop flavors and they are so hot right now, this thing really makes me realize how beautiful just simple grapefruit can be. It really smells both juicy and bitter and epitomizes American C hops. I know this is amarillo dry-hopped, but I throw amarillo in there with cascade and centennial. After I calm down from the grapefruit the rye is certainly there as is an herbal edge to the hops.
T: This beer offers a legit hop onslaught. Sweet hop flavors pound the palate. Grapefruit and a little hop funk kick in. The rye is there but is subdued by the hops. The rye is most prevalent on the finish and lingers with the citrusy hop oils. The beer stays very dry through-ought. I certainly taste the rye but not really any other malt characteristics. It finishes very dry but not overly bitter.
M: Mouth feel is beautiful. I would say it is on the fuller side for a 6.6% IPA/ Rye Beer. The malt backbone gives it lots of body but is not that present in the taste. Just the way I like my hoppy beers.
O: Overall, insane beer. Loaded with hops but not overly bitter. The rye plays second fiddle to the hops perfectly. One of the most drinkable really hoppy beers I have ever had.

01-27-2012 00:22:44 | More by loftisCT
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-26-2012 23:52:31 | More by pjs234
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

01-26-2012 22:10:49 | More by HoneyLamb
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distvan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-26-2012 16:21:58 | More by distvan
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured unto a pint.

Appearance: Semi cloudy amber with a 1/4" orange tinted white head.

Smell: Scent of hops, comes off pretty sharp if you ask me. Only problem is it leaves your nose as quick as it comes in.

Taste: Malty feel, tastes the way real beer should taste. Bitter, but flavor is amplified of wheat, hops and rye.

Mouth: Medium body, but not the smoothest.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all, actually it's pretty damn good. I love how well constructed and flavorful it is. Pleasure to have, keep drinking....Salud!

01-26-2012 05:41:46 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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mtparty37

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-25-2012 21:35:25 | More by mtparty37
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a rich amber color, noticeably effevescent, and solid one finger head. Excellent retention and beautiful creamy lacing all over the side of the glass.

Smells like it should- malty with a sharp rye scent along with some hops.

Tastes great- smooth with subtle notes of rye and hops. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is a little bit lacking but by no means poor. It is a LITTLE watery (not too much so!) with light to medium carbonation and a little oiliness from the hops.

Overall a very enjoyable session ale- one I will definitely buy more of when I'm back in Ohio!

01-24-2012 02:33:40 | More by Hopdaemon39
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-23-2012 22:30:54 | More by PEIhop
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HopHeadRyan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

A - Nice hazy amber orange color; Nice head and great lacing

S - Citrus and Pine, spice, and biscuity malts

T - Nice crisp bitterness, a mild spice, and citrusy grapefruit

M - Smooth, good carbonation, medium light body

Overall - I've had this beer many times...always best fresh and on draft. From the bottle it can be very good if fresh. Hoppy, spicy, very nice rye ipa. Good stuff. Definitely gift it a try.

Cheers!!

01-23-2012 22:05:04 | More by HopHeadRyan
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,645 ratings.