Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
5,254 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of larryarms847
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of tillmac62
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with a dark ruby red tint. Fair head that laces well but fades fairly quickly. Light medium body with a hoppy nose. The rye flavor tends to be overpowered by the hops, assuming a more background presence in the flavor profile. A bit less hops would improve the balance and bring the rye more forward. Slight, but pleasant, hop bitterness as an aftertaste while the rye becomes more pronounced. Another excellent Founder’s product.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of rodlavers
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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,254 ratings
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