Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Red's Rye IPARed's Rye IPA
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4.18/5
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5,270 Ratings
Red's Rye IPARed'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
Ranking:
#1,308
Reviews:
1,674
Ratings:
5,270
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear reddish amber color with a finger and a half of off white head and decent retention.

Smell: Some sweet malt up front with citrus peel hops and some rye spice.

Taste: Not as much malt presence as the smell would have suggested. I'm getting a bunch of rye and some citrus peel hops. The finish is bitter, but has enough malt to balance things out.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Always been a fan of this beer. I like the balance between rye and hops. I will definitely have another.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this many times and finally decided to review this.

A: Looks really solid for a Rye IPA. Deep amber color with a perky white head.

S: Booyah!! A blast of Rye, hops, citrus, and grapefruit. Mmmm

T: Probably the best rye IPA I have had. This one is hoppy beer with a nice rye spice and a decent malt backing. It has just enough malt to counter the massive hops on this one. The rye really stands out that no other rye beer I have had compares to.

M: Very carbonated with a medium mouthfeel. Bitter and a tad dry.

I will seek this time and again!

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4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass a thorough reddish amber color depending on the angle I hold it to the light. Not much head to speak of and what was there quickly dissipated without much trace.

Smells a tad hoppy and just a little malty with a touch of some other flavors I'm not totally qualified to describe.

Tastes fanatasic, everything I hoped for and more. Perfect balance of malt, hop and bitterness. No tacked on gimmicky flavor to finish it off. Just disappears down your throat leaving the sides of your tongue just a little bitter and begging for another sip of this exceptionally balanced beer. Not too watery and just crisp enough.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Reddish brown, a bit darker than I expected, with some haze and a bit of visible carbonation. A flat brown head forms, but regresses fairly quickly.

S: Dark and bready, with pine & citrus hops, dark sweet malt.

T: Nice citrus/orange hops, sweet bread, toffee.

M: Nice medium to a bit heavy mouthfeel, good carbonation. Minimal alcohol presence. Finishes with a citrus pith hang.

O: This is different & tasty! Another good beer from Founders. Glad I have one more!

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Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,270 ratings