Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
5,240 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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Photo of kjyost
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 3oz pour at Atomic Coffee, Moorhead, MN (July 27, 2012). From notes.

Pours a clear amber. Nose is spicy with grapefruit hop on nose. Earthy dankness in body along with some citrus with a slickness and a light spicy finish. Some lift sweetness from malt balancing the bitterness well. Well put together beer. More rye character as the beer warmed.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of SebD
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: It has a nice deep amber/copper color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrus, grapefruit, sweet caramelly malts and spicy rye.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some nice citrus and grapefruit from the hops and some sweet caramelly malts and spicy rye to balance it out. Very nice!

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. This is my kind of beer!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown Founders stubby like bottle with awesome label of some mad scientist looking man who is just down right out of control. Very beautiful look. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A - dark amber with some ruby red and burnt orangish highlights. Decent frothy head that is an almost dirty white to tan in color. Does have a bit of stick to it.

S - A lot of different layers of caramel malt all seem a bit different from the last. A good toasty aroma going on. Rye spices and a bunch of grapefruit hoppiness. A real treat in the nose.

T - Excellent and sweet caramel malts with solid spiciness all the way through. Big hits of fresh grapefruit, floral, and citrus like hops with some a pleasant spice kick of rye in the finish.

M - Good medium body that has a founders like thickness feel in the mouth. Enjoyable and pretty easy going at 6.6%.

O - red's rye p.a. is a pretty complex brew with lots of both worlds. Malt, hops, and spices are all paired very well and allow for a tasty beer. I can't really say anything bad about anything I've had brewed by Founders and red's rye is no different. It's a must try for anyone and one you can continue to grab year round without any doubt.

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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  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Mojo
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice beer. Pours a dark amber, almost orange in tint, with a small head and some lacing. Smell is pleasant and it has a wonderful mouthfeel. Taste is fairly complex with a hint of sweetness progressing to a bitter rye flavor on the backend. Worth a taste for sure!!!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-to-cellar temperature.

L – Deep amber color with a 1-finger tan head. Nice retention with some good patchy lacing. Decent amount of carbonation bubbles.

S – Very layered and complex aroma with toasted and caramel malt, spicy rye, and a nice hop bouquet with tropical fruit, orange, floral, and marijuana notes. Smells very nice.

T – Starts off with sweet caramel malt, progresses to a spiciness and toastiness from the rye and malt, and finishes with a nice bitter zip from the hops with mostly citrus and floral flavors. A little bit of the rye spice continues to shine through at the end, as well.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and spicy mouthfeel, and a dry, bitter, and spicy finish. Floral and citrus hop bitterness and rye spice linger for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a really nice beer. It smells phenomenal with a great hop profile that is layered with toasted and sweet malt and spicy rye, and the taste follows this great aroma well. This is a very drinkable and tasty beer. Founders strikes again.

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4.22/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of srv33
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with some very fine lacing. Scents of floral hops, rye, and citrus. Taste is similar to nose with a perfect balance of floral hops, rye, and a hint of nuttiness. Mouthfeel is really fantastic as its not too heavy, not too light - it's just right. I wouldn't hesitate to pick this up again, another hit from Founders.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,240 ratings
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