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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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4,892 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,892
Reviews: 1,640
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 283
Gots: 421 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of draheim
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (bottled 6/28/2011) poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing ruby amber with a white head that subsides pretty quickly.

Aroma is bitter, floral hops and sweet malt. Smells like a cross between an IPA and an amber/red ale.

Taste follows nose. Amber malty sweetness balanced by a sharp hoppy bitterness on the finish. Caramel and rye malts lend a fruitiness that dominates the palate.

This is my first and only rye beer so I don't have anything to compare to. Malt is certainly prominent. Not sure I'd feel compelled to pick this one up again though.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in large tulip beer glass from bottle. Bottled 9 7 2011.

Dark copper color with hint of brown with creamy head and decent lacing . Head retention wears off but a quick swirl brings it back to life.

Big pine aroma upfront with some Citrus. caramel malt shows itself but the hops is very distinct without being overpowering. well balanced. Aroma grows on you as you finish the glass.

Taste, strong bitter hops throughout and the finish lingers on your tongue but also well balanced with the malt. Creamy and smooth mouth feel with the bitterness rolling on your tongue.

Powerful tasting beer for the Abv. Couldn't pick up the rye distinction too much from other ipas. Was trying to figure it out. Founders makes some killer beers.

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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy copper/amber with a thin white head, lots of lacing and good retention.

Smells of piney, resiny hops with some toasted, caramel malts. Some sweet fruity aromas as well. Smells like an IPA with a touch of rye.

Wonderful loads of sweet, fruity, caramel malts balanced very nicely by spicey, resiny, piney hops. Nice and bitter, the hops definitely dominate the palate here. The rye isn't very noticeable, but it is there and I wouldn't know it if it wasn't labeled a rye beer.

That being said, overall this is a wonderful beer, a great Pale Ale indeed, they really need to get this stuff to Ontario.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Orange copper color with a 1/4 inch off white head and no real retention

Smell: Lots of floral hops upfront with just a hint of caramel in the background

Taste: For me the taste was a bit interesting. The way the floral hops blended with the rye wasn't bad but it didn't quite work for me.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation with a bit of hop sting on the finish

Overall: The beer wasn't bad and I seem to be in the minority on this one but the beer just didn't work for me

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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