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Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
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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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Ratings: 5,243 |  Reviews: 1,668
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of flyers1980
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very vibrant red with about a finger of head into a pint glass. Can smell a hint of rye along with a few qualities of a pale ale. Wow, what a taste! I can see why this style is really up and coming. A full taste unlike most I've ever had. This beer, while aesthetically pleasing, also has such a great flavor...bready yet not overwhelming.

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

having some fresh founders brew on this beautiful friday night in cuse. Bought this from the first spot in Syracuse to land this amazing brewrey! So glad they are here

A- Red's is a big time amber body with a burst of carbonation ripping through the bottle as speckled lacing clips to the sides of my glass. Totally looks like an amber red ale with a hearty and glowing presence involved with the glass

S- BIG flavors pushing out exponential piney hops that mesh to some good caramel and peppery rye scents. This is big time mouth watering scent that makes you want to dive in and come back for another whiff. To be honest, I never had this brew until it came to cuse. What a great scent

T- caramel candy is pierced with a hoppy flavor of pine needles. Major bitterness.... and I mean major! The flavors are able to partner together and make a fantastic taste profile.

M- carbonated and ever lasting with sticky flavor all over. Very hearty and fulll

O- I think the truth must be told with this tasting... Founders is that good when it comes to interpretation of their styles! This Rye beer is so good with the classifications of hoppy flavors. What a brewery, what a beer.. glad you are here founders (finally)

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of BostonHops
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a murky amber tone with a bit of an orange glow to it when held against the light. finger of beige head is showing pretty decent retention; some lacing.

nose is a nice medley of citrus hops, sweet malts, and a distinct rye character. flavor profile roughly breaks down along the same lines: hops (citrus/grapefruit), malt (sweet/caramel), and the the interplay of rye and some subtle spice notes. has a dry finish. really pretty tasty.

medium-bodied mouthfeel with carbonation decidedly on the low side; still, a drinkable, enjoyable beer in my book.

originally reviewed: 10-24-2010

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ChrisPratz
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very nice orange amber color with a very slight opaqueness to it. Pours two fingers of foamy head that dissipate to a very thin veil all around the top.

S: Alot of very nice fruity maltyness here. Catching some grapefruit, cherry and apple and alot of piney floral hoppyness. Very nice

T: Very interesting flavors here. Apple and pear sweetness up front leading into the rye flavor really plays tricks on you. Then a nice hoppyness with some pine flavor in there. Its an excellent balance that moves from sweet to spicy to hoppy piney bitterness. Really excites the palette of this beer lover!

M: Minimal carbonation with an almost creamy feel that lets the bitterness and pine flavors linger in the after taste. Very well done.

O: Very good brew. Everything balances well and there are some truly unique flavors that all go very well together. Would def purchase another six pack of this and would like to try it on tap to compare.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

12oz bottle poured into a Rastal Teku tulip. Bottled on 2/22/12. Served at fridge temp.

A: One finger off-white head with tight bubbles. Copper color body with some chill haze.

S: Lovely citrus, flowery tropical fruit and peppery rye. Bit of malt sweetness. Real nice.

T: Initial touch of sweetness quickly chased away by peppery dry rye. Lots of grapefruit, almost neutral malt.

M: Light to medium body. Watery texture. Soft carbonation. Finish is lightly astringent.

O: My favorite rye beer and one of my favorites from Founders. Perfect amount of rye to add flavor and mouthfeel without dominating the flavor profile.

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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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3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No enjoy by date.
Slow pour into a standard pint glass.

A: No head. The beer is amber with a deep red hue and cloudy.

S: The aroma is organge peel and citrus with a sweet, bready malt underneath.

M: Medium body and smooth.

T: Rye spiciness and just a hint of citrus.

O: A very good rye beer. The touch of citrus helps bring out the spiciness of the rye. This creates an intense rye flavor. This is a good example of a rye beer for those who enjoy rye beer.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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

From Tony412

A- Pours a deep, rich Mahogany red into my Bruery tulip. A thick three finger tinted head floats and pops on the surface, and leaves a damn good amount of stickly lacing all over the glass.

S- Orange rind, grapefruit, pine needles, sweet bready malts, rye, caraway seeds, black peppercorns and Dole pineapple juice.

T- Sweet like pineapple, but with a tremendous bitter citrus punch! Spicy rye malts and zesty citrus dominate your tongue. Hints of peaches, grapefruit, pine sap, caramel, basil, thyme, and hints of honey.

M- Really bitter... strips the tongue and makes your teeth feel a little gritty. The sweetness hangs in the whole time, but this one is really about the citrus/pine needle bitterness. A really nice dryness and tingling carbonation. Very well done.

O- Very chewy, almost like you're eating NY style Jewish Rye bread. Nice blend of spiciness, bitter citrus and sweet caramel malts. Not a beer I would constantly seek out, but really glad I was gifted a bottle. Thanks Tony!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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2/5  rDev -52.2%

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,243 ratings
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