Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a pint glass. It's always good to smell the aroma
of a beer after you pop off the cap or take out the cork.
A nice lemony hops smell- not too overpowering.

The beer poured a pleasant light coppery color. The lemony smell of the hops was nicely presented- not to strong as in other IPAs.

The mouth feel was not too carbonated and was smooth on the palate.

I had two pours. The first pour was a two fingered head and the finish was very hoppy with a lemony aftertaste. The rye was noticeable and balanced smoothly with the hops as the beer warmed up.

My second pour: the bottle was warmer. Sometimes I like to pour at a 45 degree angle near the bottom of the glass( not int middle), then pour at a 90 degree angle. This can bring out a huge head( in this case at least 3 fingers0. The smell of the second pour was much smoother and the mouth feel more frothy. The finish had less of the hops and there was an excellent balance of the rye and the hops.

If you are a whiskey drinker, you will especially appreciate this beer. It's a great beer, with a lot of complexity. I especially like the rye being smoothly blended in the overall taste.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Brewdog tulip glass to a reddish-copper colour - pretty hazy and hard to see through with a thinnish white head that soon turned to a small puddle atop the glass.

On the nose I get hops, citrus, pine, sweet caramel and spiced up rye!

Great hop presence up front with an earthy-dryish feel, oily hops and slightly sweet/malty in the background with a hint of spice.

Medium bodied with a bitter-dry finish leaving the full taste spectrum in your mouth - best aspect of this beer in my opinion !

Overall - a great great beer, hoppy, sweet, bitter-dry - top stuff !

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 5,228 ratings.
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