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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoying with my buddy pschul4 from a mix6.

A: Pours with about 2cm of head and is a dark orange/reddish color. Exactly how I pictured it.

S: Good smell, quite hoppy. The hops make a faint, but pleasant appearance.

T: Really good hoppy and pleasantly astringent taste. Tastes like a rye beer should. Also, there seems to be a little sweetness. Very well balanced between the hops and the malts.

M: Very smooth and clean, with a little carbonation.

O: Really good hoppy and rye beer. I would definitely get a sixpack of this stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As usual shared with my homeboy ariech6

A- Pours a copper hue with a finger or 2 of pale white head

S- A shit ton (2050 Lbs slightly more than a metric ton) of rye spicyness hits your nose and destroys it. Some fruit/pine from the hops in the background but the rye is the Derrick Rose of this team

T- The Derrick Rose rye tastes treat your taste buds like theyre the 2011 hawks and put them into summer break early this is a very rye flavored beer but not in a bad way. There is the background pine/fruit flavors from the hops to balance but if you want some maltiness go drink a Lebron barleywine cuz this isnt about to leave the hoppiness that depends on it

M- Smooth on the forefront with just enough carbonation to keep you coming back for more

O- I don't like rye beers but this is awesome! So glad I can get this whenever I want. All hail founders!!

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

A - Pours a nice copper amber with nearly a finger of offwhite head OK retention, nice lacing

S - Citrus, lemon zest, caramel malts, pine/resinous hops, nice rye spice and a bit of a bready quality as well. Very nice

T - lots of lemon zest and rye which dominates the bready quality. piney and citrusy hops are balanced. Light caramel malts as well. Bitter finish, complex

M - medium bodied or less, well carbonated. Super refreshing

O - very nicely balanced brew, serious rye spice and lots of refreshing lemon flavors. Malty sweetness is a bit lacking. Overall a good session beer on a hot day

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. A ruby red amber with a beige medium head on the pour. Aroma of rye, some malt, yeast with some earthy floral hops. Taste is rye, earthy resiny hops, malt and yeast. A medium to full body on the palate with a crisp moth feel and lively carbonation. Finish is rye, grains, sweet maltiness, yeast with some nice lingering bitter sweet earthy floral resiny hops ending. A brew overwhelmingly dominated by rye and bitter hops but overall a good drinkable brew.

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3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle born on 12-14-11 from an awesome BA (thanks Aaron) poured into a crystal mug.

A: Amber/bronze color, ample off-white head is foamy and lacy.

S: Citrus, pine, rye, spice, hints of toffee and bready malt.

T: More pungent pine on the palette. Grapefruit, orange peel, moderate spicy rye presence and sweet malt backbone/finish.

MF: Medium feel but on the lighter side, dry finish.

O: Pretty nice rye beer but there are probably better options out there. Glad I got a chance to try it, cheers!

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

A-Translucent amber, one finger head with some lacing

S-Rye and citrus hops, even the bottle cap smells great

T-Sweet rye/malt good citrus notes, not as much bitterness as I was looking for but good balance.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation but smooth

O-Would like to try this side by side SN Ruthless. A solid beer comparison with standing.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong and solid, a beautiful deep orange with very little head after the pour.

Like a big citrus IPA with the uniqueness of the rye - it has a sweet, bread-like earthiness, with some spiciness too.

Sweet, lots of fruit up front – orange, pineapple, mango are evident. The bitterness of the hops is strongly supported by the maltiness of the rye - a distinct breadiness throughout and some spiciness is on the backend, pushing the rest of the profile forward – really brightens things up.

Great balance – love when both the hops and malts are huge, but you can’t determine which takes precedence.

An incredibly unique and enjoyable beer - I could enjoy a lot of Red's Rye PA.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,254 ratings
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