Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
5,224
Reviews:
1,666
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
624
For Trade:
7
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of fitrock2112
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured Red's Rye PA into a pint glass.

A - The brew pours a amber color with a half finger of off white head.

S - Getting some light grapefruit, light sweet fruits smell in there as well. Different for sure.

T - Spicy grapefruit notes, light hop flavors. On second taste you really tell this a rye beer with the unusual spicy flavor.

M - Medium mouthfeel, with medium carbonation.

O - Not a bad beer, just not sure I dig the style. Cheers.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from bottle, copper/amber color with a cm white head. Beer is transparent, don't see a lot of bubbles or anything.

Smell: Lot of pine and citrus scents, very appealing.

Taste: First thing I notice is the bitterness, almost tart beer but in a good way. After that initial sharp flavor I get a heavy grapefruit taste with some pine flavor. Hops permeate every phase of this beverage.

Mouthfeel: Feels relatively light at first, but not heavily carbonated. Very, very dry beer, gets drier after the sip and leaves quite a bit of residual bitterness in the aftertaste.

Overall: Good beer, interesting. I like how the beer changes from first sip to middle to aftertaste, and there are a lot of interesting and strong flavors that work well together.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a tawny copper red. One inch foamy beautiful head, great lacing down the glass. Looks like an IPA already, rather than a rye beer.

Smells very pungent- earthy, grassy, pine, some grapefruit, along with some spicy rye flavors. Not much malt flavor coming through in the aroma, no matter.

Tons of great flavors to taste here- the aforementioned piney earthy bitterness, plus some bitter citrus (grapefruit), some sweeter fruit flavors (orange), plus some raw spicy flavors from the rye. Strong malt backbone- toasted bread and caramel. Finishes dry even with the strong malt character.

Full bodied, crisp, dry mouthfeel. Bitterness lingers on the tongue for a while.

Other than Harvest Ale, this is Founders' best hoppy brew. Love it.

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3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (08/13/13)

A: Deep amber mahogany color with decent lacing and a thin film head.

S: Lots of malt and rye. Pine on the back end. Caramel sweetness too.

T: Rye IPAs are a difficult thing to do good. I feel that rye and hops are antagonistic, which is what makes it so hard. It is quite tricky to balance the flavors of those two. The malt and rye are quite complementary and even a bit overpowering. The hops are only present with pine flavors that only really come through at the end and finish with the aftertaste. The malt is predominant with a rye tinge.

M: Quite thin overall but with a slight prickle at the end.

O: I don't know what to say here. It is good, almost great, but I feel that it isn't missing something.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice amber red with a finger of off-white foam.

Spicy rye, caramel, toffee, light citrus, and some candied sugar sweetness.

Citrusy, caramel, bready malt sweetness, and rye spiciness.

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, interesting, bitter, dry finish.

Overall, definitely one of my favorite rye beers. Well done.

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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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