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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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4,948 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,948
Reviews: 1,643
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 294
Gots: 461 | FT: 7
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: 4,948 | Reviews: 1,643
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4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark brown color with reddish-amber highlights. Not a great color, but the head retention was excellent and it left lacing all the way down the glass. Could see mild carbonation when I held the glass up to the light.

S - Comparable to a Ruthless Rye (which I love). Very clear rye smell with a nice piney hops kick.

T - It's rye through and through, with malty sweetness in the center and piney hops on the finish. Nice spiciness. Really tasty.

M - A different feel to this one. It's not really carbonated or heavy bodied, but this beer is more like silk, which is a nice contrast to the hops and rye. The beer sort of glides through your mouth - excellent contrast.

O - I could probably be a little more generous here. This is the best I've had from Founders - all of the features complement each other and it is a pleasure to drink. Perfect for this cold, rainy afternoon.

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Appearance: Hazy tarnished copper in color, with a massive, dense and persistent tan head, which retains quite well. Thick glass-coating lace adorns the walls of the chalice.

Aroma: Bold citrus hops vie with lots of sweet rye in the nose, with a respectable portion of dark caramel as well.

Taste: Opens with a profound grapefruit and hop presence, but the rye and dark caramel shine as well. While the hops dominate the taste throughout, the malt backbone holds its own very well. Finishes with a late surge of pine tar hops, but the rye manages to shine on.

Mouth feel: Velvety and full, with a moderate sting of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Although I am not a rye beer partisan, it is difficult to overstate the quality of Founders Red's Rye PA. Those who declaim rye beers should try this before abandoning the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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