Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

5,224 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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: beautiful deep amber/mahogany color. Gorgeous, creamy dirty blonde head that settled down from 3 fingers to 1, leaving a thick rime of deflated fluff around the edge.

Smell: Light, delicate citrus, smells like orange and lemon to me. 

Taste: A delicate weave of hops that springs forth with a light, citrusy zest on the front, and a clean, pleasant bitter on the back. If the rye is adding anything to this, it's contribution is subtle, or beyond my palate's tasting abilities.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and beautifully balanced. Carbonation is just right. Leaves palate feeling clean and a bit puckered.

Overall: Another solid beer from my favorite brewery in the world. Not their best, but pretty goddamned good. 

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4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a dark amber-red color with a thin off white head. The head faded fast giving a lighter amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell is a nice combination of rye bread, caramel, and a good hoppy aroma. The hops are biggest in citrus, but nice notes of pine and earthy hop smells are present as well.

Taste – There was a nice sweeter malt backbone that was present throughout the entirety of the taste experience. At first it was slightly on the sweeter side with some nice caramel and brown sugar flavors mixed within. A citrus hop flavor then enters the scene at a loss of some of the sweet. As the taste advances further more pine hops start to come into the flavor. These are also accompanied with rye taste. These rye and pine flavors get stronger as the taste moves to the end. It mixes very nice ly with the bready flavors and leaves a smooth rye spiced hop flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – This beer has an above average creaminess in body with a medium level of carbonation. The body suits the rye and hop flavors quite nicely as it really allows them to sit on the tongue.

Overall – This is a very nice red IPA. It’s got a great hoppy flavor with nice rye bread tastes.

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4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Founders:

Ap: Clear mahogany with an off-white creamy one finger head.

Ar: Floral and citrusy (grapefruit) with a peppery spice from the rye.

Ts: Rich caramel malts take a backseat to the hops on the middle of the palate. A nice rye peppery spice is well balanced.

Mo: Exceptional.

Ov: This is a great Rye PA and while SN RR is really enjoyable I definitely prefer Red's Rye. Grapefruit notes from the Amarillo hops blend perfectly with the spice of the rye and rich caramel malts.

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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