Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Red's Rye IPARed's Rye IPA
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Red's Rye IPARed'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
Ranking:
#2,430
Reviews:
1,676
Ratings:
5,284
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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Photo of ncjames
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brianf29
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes 10/31/11: Pours a hazy amber producing 2 fingers of beige head. It leaves nice lacing as it recedes. Aroma is spicy rye, brown sugar and caramel balanced with the hops. Taste is sweet, spicy rye, caramel malt, toffee, with earthy herbal, grapefruit, pine and grass hints. It has a fine bitter/spicy finish. Complex.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The rye element is certainly present but the malt buries it just a little bit - it is very biscuity upfront with the rye peeking through towards the end. I feel like it is more of an Red IPA with a rye note than a rye-forward beer.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dafla67
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLev
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tzat
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CesarLopes
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uncleotis
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap pour at Buster's on 28th (Mpls MN)
Amber brown colored body. One finger tan head. Leaves a few thin rings of lacing.
Not much aroma, mostly rich malt.
The taste is where this beer really shines. Combines the rich malt, solid floral hops, and the spice from the rye. Solid combination of flavors.
Medium, creamy mouth feel.
When distributed in a bottle, this was my favorite rye IPA. It is always a treat when this can be found again, and here it is presented on tap at the very friendly Buster's on 28th. Kudos to the brewer and to the server.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep rich red appearance with nice white head that disipates quickly. Aroma is very mild. Taste is also very mild with only a hint of hops. In general great mild flavor and refreshing.

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Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobstockwell
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nicely pleasantly surprised by this beer, tried on tap. Nice dark amber color with small amount of head, trace lingering lacing. Smells of floral hops, tastes of hops with some citrus, malt biscuit, faint hints of caramel. Thin mouthfeel with some mild carbonation throughout. An excellent easy-to-drink IPA.

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Photo of Half-full
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mothership Series single from the source in Grand Rapids - cross border to Ontario and by plane in suitcase to Alberta. Totally worth the effort. Pours a clear deep reddish mahogany with off white head. Aroma citrus, spicy hops, rye. Taste is crisp, clean, spicy hoppy caramel malt, on bitter piney backing. Bitterness lingers with a full creamy mouthfeel, finishing crisp and clean.

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Photo of JeffSK
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,284 ratings