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:
#1,276
Reviews:
1,671
Ratings:
5,262
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler filled last night poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp. The beer pours bright reddish brown with khaki colored head. The head recedes to a cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma offers a hint of rye and some citrus. The taste is multifaceted rye ranging from spicy to caramel to bready. It's complex enough to seem like a different beer on sequential sips. Hop bitterness is there just for balance and perhaps lending a bit of citrus and pine. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, excellent. It's a shame this is draft only now outside the brewery. Very enjoyable. Recommended for fans of rye.

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3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
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3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
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4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
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3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
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On draft, served in pint glass. Remembering a day later so...

Poured red, no surprise. Decent head.
Nose wasn’t real strong, but malts came through.
Taste is enjoyable. Nice hints of Rye. Rye spice and hop bitterness. Fairly crisp even with the malts tones. Some lingering bitterness but not overdone.
Good mouthfeel with malts adding depth. Not a stout, but not watery.
Overall a good beer worth trying. Was served ice cold. I Noticed the rye notes much more after warming a bit.

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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
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4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If only there were more IPAs of this type that hit the mark like Founders Red's IPA does. The caramel really jumps out on the nose and on the pallette. Lots of fruity hops on the nose. At 70 IBUs, this hits the sweet-spot on the pallette. Really really tasty.

On draft at the HopCat in DTW midtown.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
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Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,262 ratings