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Founders Red's Rye IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA

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4,892 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,892
Reviews: 1,640
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 283
Gots: 421 | 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:
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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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Awesome label that extremely eye-catching graphics and font. Label gives a very small desc of beer, web info, small bit of brewery info. Neck label has Founders logo, web info, and ABV/IBU info. Bottled on date(11/21/12).

Appearance: I allowed this to warm for 10min before pouring into a 16oz snifter from its 12oz bottle. Poured out a cloudy ruby amber color with a 2 finger light tan head of medium density. Head retention was a 4min 8sec before fading to a thick coating and ring. Excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Aroma is dominated by ruby red grapefruit with a definite malty rye backbone. Slight resin aroma.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is initially of sweet ruby red grapefruit with a slightly herbal hop bite as well as some rye spiciness. A nice lightly toasted malt midpoint that sticks around to the finish. Finishes a bit herbal and slightly floral.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: A heavier medium bodied beer that is what I would call chewy. Extremely drinkable.

Overall/Comments: Wow. I was very impressed by this offering. Really great on the nose. The flavor profile is really great with rye being the perfect compliment for the sweet citrus hops. A mush try. Consumed 4/27/2013. Classified as a Rye Beer @ 6.6% ABV.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into stange. Clear golden orange with a thick yellowish-white head, leaving tons of lacing all over the place. Smells an even blend of hops and malts, with some subtle graininess. Taste is some hops, with a wide spicy bready malt taste with barley and rye combining nicely. Mouthfeel is clear, full and smooth. Overall, I'm very pleased with my first rye beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Amber with red highlight with a slight head

Smell: Nice fruity rye beer smell.

Taste:A well balanced unique rye bite where the dryness and spicy highlight standout.

Mouthfeel: Nice light hoppy/carbonated feel that goes down smooth.

Overall: I think this is a great beer glad I tried. Good hops and a little different from the norm. Will always have a cold one of these on hand.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,892 ratings.