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Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
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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

Red's Rye has a reddish orange body with about a finger of off-white head. The head is thick and creamy with good retention and some nice lacing.

The aroma is packed with hops that are followed by some caramel malt. I think I can pick up a touch of spicy rye, but I might just be trying to hard to find it. Either way, Red's Rye smells a lot like an IPA.

The flavor is still packed with slightly bitter, grapefruit-flavored, American hops. The caramel malt also makes an appearance. However, the rye makes a significant contribution to the flavor of Red's Rye, adding a great spicy taste and making the beer pretty good.

The mouthfeel is good; medium bodied, moderately carbonated, but with a long finish that really helps to bring out the rye.

Red's Rye is pretty drinkable. Overall it is a pretty good beer.

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

A - Almost a blood red pours from the bottle... Head pour is a medium one with nice straw colored foam. Brew is foggy red with lots of browns. Some lacing too.

S - Rye takes over the nose. Some citrus hides in the background. I also get maple and vanilla.

T/M - Awesome texture! Very overwhelming rye taste. It's blend with the hops is an interesting one... Very citrus. It's a bit too bitter, but very close to perfection. Perfect subtle carbonation.

O - A good beer. Not quite worth hunting, but very enjoyable and drinkable. Glad I picked this one up as an extra in an awesome trade with Andyavalanche! Thanks a ton. good brew!

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,247 ratings
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