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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,508 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,508
Reviews: 1,628
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 217
Gots: 296 | FT: 10
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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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice reddish amber with decent head. Despite it's light color, this thing pours nice and thick! Very surprised with the hefty body. Smells clean and piney typical of an IPA. Taste is wonderful. Nice clean and refreshing but not thin. Has wonderful mouthfeel and nice and creamy with no bitterness. A great fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 00:09:37 | More by Richardbeerlover
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Wayne17

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

06-19-2014 18:23:28 | More by Wayne17
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warpig372

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-19-2014 02:18:21 | More by warpig372
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Firmer malt and a spicy grain undertow allows this strongly bittered beer to resemble IPA, but with some balancing accessorizing. Founders is happy to allow the rye grain to heighten the sense of hop bitterness, even if malty compromises occur. A risk perhaps, but one worth taking.

Its handsome and masculine deep burgundy hues are quite suggestive of its toast, caramel and delicately pungent grain sweetness. But the dominant grapefruit, orange and pineapple hop character that wafts over the nose and early palate sing its American IPA praise.

In a bready-sweet body, the taste peppery taste of rye pierces through the sweetness and provides a husken toast flavor that's both hearty and spicy. While sweetness fades, armatures of honeycomb malt texture gives support to the hop onslaught to ensue. The quick taste of citrus peel and pith turns decidedly bitter in rapid succession. The steely caramel taste that's left balances the rye but doesn't interfere with the hops.

Raw and somewhat rustic in taste, it nearly earthen taste from rye and barley offers a moderate semblance of balance even though the ale's finish is malty-dry and deeply resinous with torn pine needles, evergreen and citrus. Both its medium body and Its long bitter-sweet finish is the perfect companion for American cheeseburgers.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2014 15:36:20 | More by BEERchitect
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zachraymer

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-17-2014 22:55:04 | More by zachraymer
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imfatsowhat

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-17-2014 22:06:12 | More by imfatsowhat
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Tanger112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-17-2014 18:08:38 | More by Tanger112
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-17-2014 17:57:29 | More by Canada_Dan
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ja09

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-17-2014 16:17:30 | More by ja09
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-17-2014 12:36:27 | More by Necronomad
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JonRobbins


4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-16-2014 18:57:08 | More by JonRobbins
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Dave11899

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-16-2014 16:44:05 | More by Dave11899
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Born_Beerknurd

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2014 16:03:57 | More by Born_Beerknurd
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jonaspb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-16-2014 02:23:35 | More by jonaspb
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Joestradamus91

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2014 01:04:00 | More by Joestradamus91
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Geraurd

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-14-2014 23:08:29 | More by Geraurd
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PenguinBeerFan

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-14-2014 18:31:26 | More by PenguinBeerFan
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Emtcraftbeerfan


5/5  rDev +19.3%

06-14-2014 14:54:39 | More by Emtcraftbeerfan
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98green

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-14-2014 01:36:17 | More by 98green
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-13-2014 13:40:26 | More by JakeBarnett
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-13-2014 10:01:34 | More by PappyVans
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WadeBridgman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-13-2014 05:03:43 | More by WadeBridgman
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doctorjack

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-12-2014 23:27:21 | More by doctorjack
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Bigbiz74

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-12-2014 18:12:54 | More by Bigbiz74
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cd34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-12-2014 02:17:51 | More by cd34
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,508 ratings.