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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,703 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,703
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 249
Gots: 361 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

ShawneeIrish, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Tom_Gilman, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

halfshell, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of barczar
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

barczar, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Dogzbone
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Dogzbone, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Goosehunter75
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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!

Goosehunter75, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Shatter
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Shatter, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

olivermonster, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

roostor07, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Hallertau, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Creeker1980, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

aslamm75, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

timmybaggins, Apr 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

mklisz, Apr 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Russ376, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Swik, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

dickieb, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

griffeyb, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Steve212, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Jake_Ramrod
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle.

A: Poured a nice amber color that was opaque. Loved the look of it with a light shining through it.

S: Not much here other than a bit of rye and citrusy hop background and some sweet malty goodness..

T: A smooth and flavorful beer with a nice hop undertone. The rye grain gives it a spiciness that really adds to this beer. And,a citrus blend in there works really well with caramel malt flavors. I wouldn't call this a complex beer necessarily, but it really melds several flavors together very well. Typical easy to drink,yet flavorful Founder's offering.

M: Oily.

O: Again, a smooth and easy to drink, yet quite flavorful IPA. The rye grain lends a spiciness to the profile that is really works well with the citrusy hops. Not the best rye ipa offering out there, but I still like it alot.

Jake_Ramrod, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of beyah
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - 1 finger of head, retention is average, off-white laceing hangs in there.

Smell - Big citrusy hop aroma can smell the rye malt in the mix.

Taste - First sip was a bit strange, I let it warm up a few mintes and the taste balances out. There is a definate citrusy hop, tabacco and rye spicyness there.

Mouthfeel - Very slick almost oily with a slight alcohol warming.

Overall - Recomeded, a nice rye beer

beyah, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Newbiebeer, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

NSK79, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ferrettman687, Mar 30, 2013
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,703 ratings.