Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.14/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Single bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, as part of a Founders lineup. It's a brewery I have yet to really explore.
Poured into a Founders-branded nonic. A darker crimson-amber colour, nice creamy head that survives throughout the bottle and leaves some sheets of lacing. Fine looking brew.
Nose is sweet and malty, with a bit of spicy grain in the back - probably the rye. Grapefruit and other citrus hops in the mix as well.
Great tasting brew, with a chewy thickness that makes for a terrific slow sipper. Quite hoppy, with the Amarillo hops providing a sturdy grapefruit citrus bitterness. The spicyness isn't as pronounced as I have seen in other rye brews, but it is enough to move this brew enough away from the category of pale ale into something new. Digging this a great deal.
The rye certainly adds a different component to the brew that makes for a highly quaffable, hoppy ale. Not sure who Red is, but I likes his beer just fine!
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2013 22:24:07 | More by JohnnyBarman
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,557 ratings.