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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA

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4,947 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,947
Reviews: 1,643
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 294
Gots: 458 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 02-22-2004

Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts and 100% Amarillo hops.
70 IBU

Formerly called "Founders Red's Rye PA"
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Ratings: 4,947 | Reviews: 1,643
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Dark Caramel, head fades quickly
S Huge citrus nose, a bit of malt sweetness
T Malty sweetness with a hint of sour rye, citrus hops with a bitter finish, incredibly balanced.
M The right consistency for this style, good carbonation
O This beer is hard to beat for this style at this price point. Really great IPA with a nice twist of rye.

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A: a hazy amber with a thin white head that makes a little island in the center of the liquid
S: smells of rye, a little tobacco, some grapefruit, some other fruitiness cant quit put my finger on it
T: wow, rye, spicy hop-ness along with the grape fruit backed by a sweet malty finish
M: good carbonation and med body makes this very enjoyable
O: I work a Total Wine and after passing this beer a million times walking up and down the isles, i finally decided to give it a try. Sure glad i did ill be picking up a couple sixers of this, this may be a new staple beer for me

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Pours a beautifully opaque, cloudy orangeish-brown. A medium tan head about 1/2" thick tops it off. Not much lace.
Smell is a nice mix of malty backbone with a slightly citrusy hop note. A faint fruitcake note is hiding in the back. Good balance.
Taste is well-balanced with a piney hops up front with a milder malt backing it up, followed by a wheat/rye note.
Smooth for an IPA. A tangy effervescence up front relaxes quickly. Drying finish. Rather full body. I like this, wish it was distributed here.

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Enjoying with my buddy pschul4 from a mix6.

A: Pours with about 2cm of head and is a dark orange/reddish color. Exactly how I pictured it.

S: Good smell, quite hoppy. The hops make a faint, but pleasant appearance.

T: Really good hoppy and pleasantly astringent taste. Tastes like a rye beer should. Also, there seems to be a little sweetness. Very well balanced between the hops and the malts.

M: Very smooth and clean, with a little carbonation.

O: Really good hoppy and rye beer. I would definitely get a sixpack of this stuff.

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As usual shared with my homeboy ariech6

A- Pours a copper hue with a finger or 2 of pale white head

S- A shit ton (2050 Lbs slightly more than a metric ton) of rye spicyness hits your nose and destroys it. Some fruit/pine from the hops in the background but the rye is the Derrick Rose of this team

T- The Derrick Rose rye tastes treat your taste buds like theyre the 2011 hawks and put them into summer break early this is a very rye flavored beer but not in a bad way. There is the background pine/fruit flavors from the hops to balance but if you want some maltiness go drink a Lebron barleywine cuz this isnt about to leave the hoppiness that depends on it

M- Smooth on the forefront with just enough carbonation to keep you coming back for more

O- I don't like rye beers but this is awesome! So glad I can get this whenever I want. All hail founders!!

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A - Pours a nice copper amber with nearly a finger of offwhite head OK retention, nice lacing

S - Citrus, lemon zest, caramel malts, pine/resinous hops, nice rye spice and a bit of a bready quality as well. Very nice

T - lots of lemon zest and rye which dominates the bready quality. piney and citrusy hops are balanced. Light caramel malts as well. Bitter finish, complex

M - medium bodied or less, well carbonated. Super refreshing

O - very nicely balanced brew, serious rye spice and lots of refreshing lemon flavors. Malty sweetness is a bit lacking. Overall a good session beer on a hot day

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. A ruby red amber with a beige medium head on the pour. Aroma of rye, some malt, yeast with some earthy floral hops. Taste is rye, earthy resiny hops, malt and yeast. A medium to full body on the palate with a crisp moth feel and lively carbonation. Finish is rye, grains, sweet maltiness, yeast with some nice lingering bitter sweet earthy floral resiny hops ending. A brew overwhelmingly dominated by rye and bitter hops but overall a good drinkable brew.

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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