Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

5,228 Ratings
Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= Poored a deep burnt orange with red-brown edges and a tan head with tight bubbles and light lacing.
S= Hops up front. A bit of spice-nutmeg, allspice.
T= Hoppy pine and floral notes. A hint of rye and malty sweetness, but the sweetness vanishes immediatley and is dominated by the hops. Surprising amount of lingering hops considering it is rated at 70IBUs.
M= Prickly carbonation with puckering tannins and a dry after taste.
O= A tasty "rye P.A." but not particularly memorable. I am a hop head, but the hops are lingering long after the last swallow. Again, surprising for 70IBUs.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Cloudy deep ruby toned amber. Small off-white head. Nice.

S: Initially a lot of bright citrus aroma. Mellows out to reveal dark fruit, dried banana, and spicy malt.

T: Spicy and very hopped. Tea, bitter citrus, some rock fruit.

M: Very astringent. Highly carbonated but densely so. Good.

D: Excellent beer. Good deviation from IPA doldrum.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium garnet red color with modearet off-white head. Nice lacing present.
Smell is very strong for piney, grassy hops.
Taste follows through on the hop character, with strong piney, grassy tastes, and a distinct absence of any malt or rye flavors.
Finishes austerely dry.
A very enjoyable beer, but more like an IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Vancer for this brew.

Pours a slightly cloudy dark amber red color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger creamy off-white head, lots of nice sticky lacing throughout the drink. The nose is of malts, hops, nice touch of rye and caramel. The taste is malty/hoppy, nice touch of caramel, and slightly bitter. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice rye beer, I think my first.

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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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