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:
5,228
Reviews:
1,667
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poureed into a Founders snifter. Bottled on date 8/11/13.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy copper color with a one-finger off-white head. Solid lacing.

Smell: Big citrus hop aroma blends very nicely with a bold spicy rye malt presence. Caramelized sugar and a touch of pine in there as well.

Taste: SImilar to the smell, but amplified. Rye spice and bold citrus presence from the Amarillo hops make a great combination. Excellent balance between the hops and the malt - this really is able to showcase the rye while the citrus hops add another level of flavor. Finishes on the bitter side. To me, this is what a rye pale ale is supposed to taste like.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Goes down easy.

Overall: Back in my craft beer infancy, this was the first rye beer I ever had, and I have to say it still exemplifies everything a good rye PA should be. This is the the measuring stick that I use to judge all other rye beers.

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 5,228 ratings.
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