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Founders Double Dry Hopped Red's Rye - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Double Dry Hopped Red's Rye
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 03-28-2010)
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Reviews by Bung:
Photo of Bung
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cask event at Duckworths. The thickest looking pale pour I've seen. Cloudy yet bright orange/amber pour, bunch of clingy slightly off white head.

Aroma is resiney pine accented with some citrus and just a hint of caramel malt.

Taste comes through with the caramel malt backbone amazing present through the forest of pine and lemon trees.

The heavy side of light bodied. Drinks extreamly well, if I enjoyed pale styles more this would be an easy 4.5, but I could see myself drinking more than one.

Cask does great things to this one, not that the regular Reds is bad.
An absolute delight. I'm not a hophead but this was spectacularly put together.

Bung, Apr 03, 2010
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Mantooth, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

AndrewKroll, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of mikesgroove
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I could die in this beer and be totally happy. Easily the highlight of the casks at Duckworths tonight. This one was served on cask and I was able to get multiple pours of this beast.

Insane pour, easily the best looking thing I have ever seen out of a cask. Two fingers of sticky white lace cling to the sides of the glass and never let go. Insane look as the deep oranhe color is completely clouded and hazed over. Aroma is insanely hopped with rich pine and citrus notes. Warming brings out a slight caramel malt tone that lies underneath the rich hoppy haze. Thick and totally filling the feel was far bigger then anything I thought it could be. I was impressed beyond words as the resin filled hops stuck to my lips with each passing sip. No hint of any alcohol and each sip seemed to get easier to put down.

Overall this was easily one of the best cask ales I have ever enjoyed. Such ripe citrus flavors were balanced so perfectly I was floored. Great beer that everyone should try.

mikesgroove, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of BehindtheFinBrew
4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cask event at Crunchy's in East Lansing to kick of their Michigan Beer Month
Firkin to 16oz standard pint

A: Poured with a 1/2 finger of thick tan head which left plenty of lace and hung around throughout as a nice thick cap. Color was orange-amber with a good amount of haze.

S: Predominantly cascade citrus with notes of grapefruit and orange.

T: Rye is still up front with a nice earthy spice flavor. Hop up-front as well with taste following the nose. As the beer warmed caramel malt notes progressed developing a well rounded flavor.

M: Medium body and low carb.. A slick resinous finish.

D: Red's Rye is one of my favorite beers out there and the dry-hopped firkin did not disappoint. My notes say "ALL DAY LONG."

BehindtheFinBrew, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of cwguy5
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at Duckworth's in Charlotte, NC. Served from the cask into a pint glass. Sampled on 10.23.10. Reviewed from notes.

A - medium rusty clear color; thin white head with good retention and lacing
S - sweet floral aromas of hops; malty rye in background
T - the rye is nice and obvious; honey and hops behind the malt
M - medium carbonation of fine, smooth bubbles; creamy mouthfeel; slightly bitter finish with rye and honey linger
D - this is an excellent beer on cask! i could drink this everyday i think

cwguy5, Sep 01, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On handpull at the brewery, into a pint glass.

Hazy dark red in body, with an incredibly dense offwhite head. Fantastic lacing and a thick cap of retention. Juicy citrus notes on the nose, orange and grapefruit stand out. Sweet caramel malt, but the rye isn't that apparent. Perhaps a bit of cake as well. Sweet caramel note son the apalte, bread and assertive citrus hopping, more orange and clementine. Sweetness isn't overdone and matches the hopping quite well. "Smooth as (expletive)" my notes indicate (in the best way), just a fantastic cask feel. Gentle carbonation and incredibly creamy. A really solid beer, and the mouthfeel really elevates this beer to a different level.

liamt07, May 23, 2012
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

klipper, Oct 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Gtg642, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Very decent hop

Mknght, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

dlello2, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

cnthix, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, vibrant ruby with a huge fluffy head. The aroma is sweet and strong, with a cherry cola character. There is some herb, maybe sweet rosemary. The flavor is intense and musky, like a sexy cherry. There is pineapple and cherry and a spicy apricot. There is a deep, musky bitterness. Mouthfeel is clingy and thick.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Founders Double Dry Hopped Red's Rye from Founders Brewing Company
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