Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Red's Rye IPARed's Rye IPA
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4.18/5
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5,270 Ratings
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:
#1,308
Reviews:
1,674
Ratings:
5,270
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
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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

Photo of jkblr
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

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sethcroisant
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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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Photo of jet812
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jayk231
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BenHoppy
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jonoesh5
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,270 ratings