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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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4,647 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,647
Reviews: 1,631
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 239
Gots: 340 | FT: 9
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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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

A-Brilliant,rusty crimson coloring with two fingers of durable off-white head that sticks around before revealing lacing that is equally as determined.

A-Amarillo hops are obviously present.Big grapefruit,baked sugar maltiness and subtle rye notes.

T-Grapefruit again followed by that earthy rye spiciness.Awesome!

M-Crisp,pleasantly unctuous and medium bodied.

D-I have to admit that I dig the rye a good deal,so I might be biased,but I consider this a highly sessionable beer

07-17-2010 13:43:31 | More by StlHopHead77
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-28-2013 01:29:43 | More by tubeyes
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-03-2012 15:05:02 | More by oldedog
Photo of Higravity


4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

This is a terrific Rye beer. Founders took a great base red wheat ale and added some really good Rye flavor to it.

A beautiful red coloring gives a nice off white head that gives up some nice lacing too. It smells of sweet caramel deep cooked caramel malts with a playful hops citrus and floral aorma. A good wheat flavor covered with the slight apples spice of rye meeting the sweetness of the long boiled malts. The citrus hops cut straight though the blend of maltyness and add a great balance to the flavor. Lovely mouthfeel and pretty drinkable as in I wish I had more.

11-01-2005 16:07:46 | More by Higravity
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-22-2012 00:38:45 | More by Peyton5410
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

10-29-2013 22:22:03 | More by Moses_Malone
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-03-2013 17:13:41 | More by lic217
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-26-2012 02:55:36 | More by Schmuckles
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-18-2013 22:49:38 | More by EigenBeer
Photo of beerme626


3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

Bottle from Lexington's Liquor Barn, into a weizen glass.

A: A rich, deep red, but with a slight one-finger head that disappears quickly, with only a light film on top. Still a beautiful color.

S: Strong rye, noticeable hops.

T: The sour rye is clear, and balanced decently by the hoppy flavor of a pale ale, but I wasn't blown away

M: Stickier than I would have liked. Not as tingly as many other pale ales I've had, including Hop Rod Rye

O: It was good, but not the best rye beer out there, even from my limited experience. Still, founder's is never a bad choice.

12-17-2012 04:04:01 | More by beerme626
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-22-2012 20:42:05 | More by RKing44
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-20-2013 03:41:50 | More by lilsmizzul1225
Photo of rand


4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

From bottle to pint glass

A: Blood-orange in color, slightly opaque, little head with little lacing.

S: Nice bouquet of candied orange and caramel. Fresh floral hops abound. Yeasty, kind of biscuit-y. Fairly complex nose, not what I was expecting.

T: More hop-forward than the nose, with the earthy, tea-like hops and the front of the sip. Notes of orange follow, a little lemon zest. The caramelly notes of the malt blend nicely with the rye, almost like sweet, multigrain bread. Alcohol is apparent but just. The hops keep their bitter punch until the end, surprising for this style, finishing bitter-sweet. Really delicious.

M: Medium bodied, with an oily-slick complexion. Not sure if it's the rye character playing tricks on me, but there's a chewiness to the beer that you wouldn't expect from the body.

This beer is outstanding. I got this bottle about 4 or 5 months ago, placed it in the back of my fridge and forgot about it. Its still tastes completely fresh and delicious, all of the flavors blending nicely.

06-20-2011 20:22:02 | More by rand
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

09-11-2012 02:10:52 | More by MrBoh
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New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%

Told I had an acerbic wit with this one on 5/7/2005. 12-oz. bottle gifted from Warriorsoul poured in a shaker glass.

Clinging futon, summer weight, of filmed head that sticks a good bit, laces nicely too. Glowing, practically neon, red hue with haze but still a great deal of ascending action keeping things interesting on the eye. Very hoppy on the nose, and I begin to wonder if rye has some green characteristics to it; some graduated malt essence and a core of white pepper seeps through the hairs. Very smooth, almost silky mouth feel of hop oil riding in a side car to the lemon, rose hip and ginger ale sweetness, although I would almost say it had a lemon grass aspect as well.

Completely gratifying pour with a wonderful medium body to it, perhaps imparted by the rye? What does the rye do? Time to try the black rye!

05-07-2005 22:23:30 | More by Truh
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-25-2014 00:17:46 | More by Joecaddie
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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. This is my first 6-pack encounter with Founders.

A-Slightly hazed bright copper beer. Tan head, big and fluffy off the pour, with healthy retention and surprisingly-strong lacing.

S-Citrusy hops, bright and strong.

T-Slight citrus is quickly overtaken by an herbal and resinous hoppiness, pairing nicely with the rye spiciness. Malt foundation is nutty, bready, and slightly spicy. Aggressive hop bitterness provides a very pleasant balance.

M-Medium body is propelled forward by the thick hops. Carbonation is a strudy and appropriate medium-level.

D-Very drinkable. That simple. I'm glad that Founders is now available in the Twin Cities, as this brew is delicious. I look forward to further encounters with this brewery.

08-10-2009 16:20:39 | More by CHSLBrew
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-04-2013 01:15:21 | More by pottergator
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-02-2013 00:19:21 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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3.88/5  rDev -7.4%

*review from notes on 4/21/10*

Bottled on date: 3/30/10

Deep amber body with a solid 1/2 inch of light tan head and nice retention - really nice looking beer! Lots of floral and citrus hops in the nose, maybe a hint of rye as well. I get alot of hops upfront in the taste, which gets balanced out quickly with a nice dose of malt and spicy rye, and a somewhat bitter finish. Medium bodied and decent carbonation, I did get a bit more heat than I would expect from a beer of this ABV percentage.

11-07-2010 00:53:01 | More by prdstmnky
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-30-2012 17:32:52 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-03-2013 01:07:17 | More by capuchinpilates
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-11-2013 03:48:57 | More by jryanj927
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-29-2012 18:01:38 | More by hansgruber
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

04-08-2014 13:48:56 | More by Mikexw
Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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