Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
5,254 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle purchased locally as a single ($1.99). Bottled on 1/9/12, 43 days ago. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Quite cloudy orange hued amber/copper; thick, frothy 1-1/2" beige foam that drops slowly and leaves some thick sheets of lacing, a pronounced ring and covering of bubbles on the surface; many evenly spread tiny particles; no noticeable effervescence.

S: Citrus, rye and sweet malt. Some spiciness. Fairly subdued.

T: Starts out fairly citric, with sweet malt, then develops peppery rye flavor and growing bitterness; no noticeable alcohol;

M: Medium body and carbonation; crisp & smooth, with warm, dry finish.

O: Very tasty and drinkable; nicely complex and balanced; an interesting change from an IPA.

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4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish-copper color with a finger of head that dissipates rather quickly, but leaves some lacing on the glass. There is a strong hop presence in the nose. The rye malt is apparent in the upfront flavor and the finish is slightly bitter with a pleasant dry quality.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Creamy light khaki color head that fades into a film. A hazy orangey red center and gold on the edges. Some noticeable yeast sediment. Nice lacing clings to the glass. This really is a nice looking beer.

Big time spicy rye malt, sweet caramel with some citrus and pine.

Sweet caramel mixes with the spicy rye malt very well. Then the citrus and piney hops come in for the end. This is a bitter, sweet and spicy beer. Delicious!

Medium body, medium carbonation, slight dry feel at the end. Very easy drinking for a medium body. No alcohol burn.

This is a wonderful beer. It looks beautiful, smells great and the taste - with its sweet, malty, bitterness and some spice from the rye makes this beer a must try.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a straight sided pint glass

A- a very beautiful amber with red and orange highlights. A fingers worth of tight bright white head. Excellent lacing.

S- An interplay of rye and hops with a sweet malt backbone

T- up front is a bitterness that quickly gives way to the sweet malt bill, but that is very quickly balanced by the dryness of the rye and the bite of the hops. There's also a spicy component on the finish (again, the rye) A very hoped up pale, but it works really well.

M- Moderate to light carbonation, very, very dry finish for a pale, and I'll chalk that up to the rye.

O- I'm not overly big on rye beer, but this one is undeniably well done and tasty. Another hit for Founders.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2/5  rDev -52.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

OK, I'm a Founders man through and through and Red's does it for me every time!
This beer has just the right amount of bitterness to satisfy a hophead, but tame enough for just about anyone.
I enjoy this beer when I want something right in the middle of the bitterness range.
GREAT Summer beer to enjoy with a burger fresh off the grill or when you're chillaxin with a bag of chips watching the game.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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