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Founders Foreign Spy Rye - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Foreign Spy Rye
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 02-05-2011)
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keithbrouillette

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-20-2012 21:29:24 | More by keithbrouillette
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FedExPope

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-19-2011 18:42:51 | More by FedExPope
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TCgoalie

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Notes from 2/16/11.

Waitress said this is an IPA made with 20% rye and 4 hop varieties.

Pours golden with red hues. A nice 1 finger fluff crowns the brew. Lacing is very nice as it lines the glass all the way down.

There are a plethora of hop flavors in the smell meeting a wort like malt backbone. The hop flavors remind me of orange, pine, lemon, melon, and some black pepper.

The rye really mellows this brew and adds some spice. I was surprised when the waitress said that this was an IPA. The hoppiness blends with the rye to create an easy drink of peppery rye and mild pine hops.

With a medium feel in the mouth and low carbonation, I would describe the feel is understated but effective.

This is a very drinkable brew worthy of a try. Session worthy and with its mild hoppiness, it could be a gateway IPA for the non-hopheads.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2011 17:31:12 | More by TCgoalie
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

THanks to a combination of urbancaver and brew3crew. alright

A - clear amber body, medium off white head. pretty.

S - spicy and piney hops. not a lot of balance, but a good smell.

T - grapefruit! The only beer I've ever had that truly really exactly tastes like proper grapefruit. It's delicious. Not overly bitter, a touch dry, and as it warms, it all sort of mellows out in a very even and tasty manner.

M - medium body, medium-thin, very palatable.

D - Great to drink, very tasty, good to drink. Hard to put down.

Serving type: growler

02-13-2011 04:37:56 | More by ColdPoncho
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a orangish with reddish hints. Clear and crisp. A bit of white head, nice lacing. Fairly pretty. Before i even get that close the rye overwhelms. Some nice hops on the nose as well. Cascade perhaps? The taste is almost purely rye. The hops are prominent but the rye hits hard. Good mouthfeel an highly drinkable. Dare i say almost session able?

Serving type: growler

02-13-2011 00:34:49 | More by Urbancaver
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brew3crew

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bartender said this was just put on tap today at the brewery

A-clear amber color with minimal head
S-Some lemony undertones. Slight hop smell but not much.
T-crisp and hoppy. Pleasantly suprised with the taste of this. Maybe I jusy like rye beers!
M-medium bodied, smooth and crisp
D-very drinkable. Taste was gone in no time!

Not bad, more hops on the nose would improve it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2011 02:23:11 | More by brew3crew
Founders Foreign Spy Rye from Founders Brewing Company
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