Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Red's Rye IPARed's Rye IPA
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Red's Rye IPARed'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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle

Bottling date of 8/11/13 printed on the neck of the glass.

A- Pours a clear dark red color with faint orange hues and a nice off-white head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma features that unique spiciness from the rye that I have learned to love in rye beers with a nice dose of hops to complement the malt in the nose.

T- The rye makes it presence felt again in the taste with that unique flavor. The malt and hops complement each other perfectly in the taste. There is some sweetness up front but the finish is rather dry.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a perfect amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, Red's Rye PA from Founders is an excellent rye beer that is highly recommened.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

on draft at beer study in chapel hill. tulip.

pours a dark cloudy red brown with a good inch and a half white head. smell is quite hoppy with some good rye notes. the taste hits you with the rye up front and follows with some hops but mostly your typical APA flavors. not as hoppy as the nose. good drinkability, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

overall a real easy drinking rye pale. recommended.

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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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Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,262 ratings