Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
BA SCORE
4.18/5
5,239 Ratings
Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red'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:
#1,172
Reviews:
1,668
Ratings:
5,239
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
392
Gots:
633
Trade:
7
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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

2013 vintage, think the bottle says 08/28/13. Grapefruit red/amber in color, clear, thin tanish head, reduces quickly leaving ring around the edge.

Malt and caramel aromas up front, with light citrus hops, and of course a bit of rye, as well.

Taste is similar, but also sweet and a bit tangy. Very caramely, sort of like caramel candied apple, or something like that.

Feel is my favorite feature here. It's smooth but also crisp and refreshing, nicely balanced carbonation.

Overall, wonderful beer. Great substitute for your SNPA, or the like. Red's Rye is a step up, for sure, in complexity, but a logical next step for those seeking to branch out and try some more unique pale ales. Cheers.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really outstanding take on an IPA. Keep in mind I just drank a Sculpin before this which I consider one of the best IPA's there is. The Rye just adds a little something, a little breadyness, a little something different...but still really good. It has all the aromas you expect from a great IPA, Grapefruit, Mango, Pine. The malt bill seems much higher than a typical IPA so you get a really good malt sweetness to counter the bitter hops. Dry finish only leaves you wanting another sip. If you haven't had it, try it.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

A - deep red mahogany color, finger of off white head with nice lacing
S - tropical fruits, grapefruit, some floral smells, caramel malt in the background, pine
T - piney, grapefruit, floral hops, caramel malt, rye
M - light medium mouthfeel, alc covered, hoppy piney aftertaste w that nice caramel taste a red ipa should have
O - great american red ale. I love Founders

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,239 ratings
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