Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

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"

Added by Todd on 02-22-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,228
Reviews:
1,667
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
389
Gots:
627
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 5,228 |  Reviews: 1,667
Photo of jmaskell33
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a sturdy burnt dark orange almost mahogany color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that glistened and slid off at a mild pace. Slight lace.
The aroma started florally sweet taking in the smooth caramel/toffee malt tones running through the overall nose and gathering in a touch of some spicy hops.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a nice floral to semi-rye like spiciness gliding into each other and to weave a really nice aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt just as good.
Some smoothness, but also enough harsh embrace - if anything nice balance.
Overall, really nice all around fairly easy drinking rye beer that is well worthy of coming back to.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rye IPA....nice, very nice. Dark caramel in color, a subtle nose, and yummy taste...a special Founders day at the local beer hut brought this to my attention and I'm very glad I tried and enjoyed...cheers!

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Photo of TheWolf
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jfixxxx
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Founders. Delicious IPA, very rich.

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Photo of NotAnIPAFan
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drinking this at Strange Brew in Allentown, PA. Just finished a SingleCut Softley Spoken Magic Spells, and to be honest, this one isn't working. The smell is by far the best part. It is like a floral bouquet. It smells so nice. The look is light and red, very transparent. The feel is like somewhat flat Coors Light. And the taste is pretty bitter after the DIPA I just had. I want to like it based on reviews, but am struggling to get past the bitter. I am probably not the best judge of IPAs.
But if you want to drink the best of the best, Strange Brew seems to always deliver. I am looking at Sole and Racer Cafe 15 on the menu...

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Photo of rsquared59
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddyfunt
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMe8
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcflorian
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Metalsnota
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I haven't seen this in a couple or years, I'm afraid it's gone the way of Double Trouble and Devil Dancer.
L: Itsa copper color with a small off white head, minimal lacing.
S: Grapefruit, but not much.
T: Spicey, from the rye, some malt.
O: I really like this beer.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Terptwerp
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There is a strong smell and taste of grapefruit in the beer (even though no grapefruit is used). The rye adds a nice spiciness to the beer. This is a great beer to have on a hot day. I wish that this was still a year round offering.

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Photo of tuowl74a
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goblue30
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shawnxa3
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(From notes taken at the Hop Cat in Ann Arbor.) Poured from draft into a pint glass, a clear golden red with excellent head and lacing. It has a sweet floral smell. The taste has a ice spicy hoppiness that gives this beer a rich taste and feel. Red ales and rye beers are both favorites and this is a great beer!

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Photo of madelf66
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docksidebars
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 5,228 ratings.
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