Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

5,227 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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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of jmarklan
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a stunning light red, head has decent retention and leaves thick rings of lacing.

Smells of citric hops, caramel, and rye.

Taste: Heavy grapefruit and pine from the hops, caramel is present but isn't quite as prevalent as in the nose. The rye malt is present throughout and blends with the hop bitterness very nicely.

Feels light/medium bodied, a bit slick with the hop resin. Smooth. Despite the bitterness, this is very drinkable.

Overall: So this is a rye beer? What a treat. Another excellent beer from Founders.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of mooseo
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A - Rich burnt amber. Cloudy with a thin white head.

S - Sharp grapefruit, citrus aroma with hints of pine, bready malts and brown sugar.

T - The rye shows up on the palate with the hops, and it's delicious. Sweet bready malts, rye and citrus up front, followed by grapefruit, pine, and a strong hop bitterness. Finish is clean with a blend of spicy hops and malty sweetness.

M - Medium body, crisp and smooth. Good carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O - This is a superb rye beer. It's incredibly hoppy, but the bold, sweet malts and rye tend to balance everything out. Very enjoyable.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at DBGB in NYC (Bowery and Houston).

A: Pours a beautiful clear, dark amber with ruby hues. No apparent bubbling. Thin white head doesn't linger; gives way to sparse lacing.

S: Incredible. Hop oils and resins, citrus (esp. grapefruit), biscuity malt. Rye is subtle but provides a nice crispy twang in contrast to the hoppy earthiness.

T: Good but nothing special. Rye comes through and provides a nice layer of complexity on top of already excellently balanced malt/hop profiles. Citrus (esp. grapefruit), sweet malt.

M: Perfectly carbonated with a nice alcohol booziness. Fairly thin and crisp with a slight resiny stickiness.

O: A great PA; would want again.

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

Poured 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Deep mahogony red body, nearly caramel one finger head. A bit of lacing as the head dissipates. Sour apple and citrus hop (70 IBU's quite apparent) and rye on the nose, as well as the flavor. Dry and spicy with milky malt. Classic founders smoothness, wet, crispy, drinkable.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 5,227 ratings.
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