Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

5,224 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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 8/11/13.

Poured into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: Deep clear amber, inch tall off-white head receded slowly to heavy surface foam and quite a bit of variegated lacing.

s: Pretty intense pine/citrus. 70 IBUs is suggested before any drinking occurs.

t: Plenty of pine hops bitterness over a sweet light malt base. Very tasty. Bitterness lingers on the tongue but not irritatingly so.

m: Light to moderate, almost fluffy smoothness. Nice!

o: Glad I finally latched onto a fresh bottle. The one I had last Spring was probably six months old by the time it got to my mouth. Hoppy yes! Wonderfully sippable. Like drinking pine sap if it was good beer. Now I get its popularity.

UPDATE 7/14/14: Had a bottle I bought on the cheap at Spirit Haus in Amherst about ten days ago. It was dated 8/13/13! Too weak to see with the naked eye in normal light in the store. It's smooth but not all that hoppy. Very good, but not great. Worth what I paid ($2).

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 5,224 ratings.
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