Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured from a 120z bottle. This beer pours with very little head, some lacing around the edges. The beer itself is a brilliant red-amber color, lots of caramel malt perhaps? The smell of this beer is outrageously good, the rye is nice and peppery smelling and there is a solid malty backbone here.
The rye also comes through in the taste, there is pepper right up front which fades fairly quickly to a nice bready-malt core. The rye comes back a bit on the after-taste with a spicy pepper note that really lingers. The moutfhfeel here is also great, it really fills the entire palate. A nice, rye forward example of the style.
This is one hell of a tasty beer! Definitely worth purchasing again.
04-05-2013 23:19:39 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a slightly hazy, ruddy brown with copper highlights and a frothy one inch billowing head that dissipates slowly, leaving thick, spotty lacing.
Fruity hop notes mix with resin, onion, and significant amber malt to form the initial aroma. Rye, pine, and grapefruit add complexity.
Flavor reveals significant toasted malt at the backbone, giving way to rye bitterness and flavor at the finish. Underpinnings of grapefruit and resin become more prominent as it warms. Floral and earthy hops and pine surface near the finish.
Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a bit of astringent bite.
Solid beer with a decent malt support to counter the bitter rye character and enough flavoring hops to add intrigue. Would prefer more complexity in hop flavor and less bitterness, but that's personal preference.
04-04-2013 00:38:02 | More by barczar
4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
A - Pours a hazy copperish red with a one finger offwhitehead with decent retention and great lacing
S - Definately lemon and grapefruit with a slight hint of malts and rye
T - Wow. Awesome flavor and nothing like I thought it would be after smelling this beer. The caramel malts blend perfevtly with the hops and there is definately the spiceness/dryness of the rye. Its alll followed by a pleasent pine aftertaste
M - Moderately bubbly Medium body beer. I felt like it was very smoot and went down easily.
O - Another great beer by Founders. Best Rye IPA I have had yet. Will be looking for this one again no doubt!
04-03-2013 00:53:13 | More by Goosehunter75
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,668 ratings.