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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my #1 go-to's. Pours a deep amber red color with a creamy just barely off-white head. Aroma of spicy rye, big piney hopes, maybe a little grapefruit peel. Flavor follows with big up front bitter, but quickly runs smooth on the palate into a spicy rye accented by toffee and biscuit malts. The pine comes back into play as it goes down the gullet. Medium mouthfeel, a bit dry on the finish. Plenty of carbonation. This beer is pretty awesome.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of rogueleonardi
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note - Review done from notes, drank on 1/24/12 out of a pint glass.

A - Fantastic copper red color. Small amount of off white head that leaves perfect rings of lacing.

S - Lots of rye, very bold aroma with the hop and rye mix. Some sweet aroma from the malts, Also some light citrus/floral scent. No hint of alcohol at all.

T - the rye is awesome in this beer, great flavor, a nice bitter finish from the hops. very well balanced with some sweet malt character. Definitely not lacking anything.

M - Perfect carbonation, very crisp feeling making the hops stand out even more. No warm alcohol feeling, and a nice thin viscosity. Very drinkable.

O - Overall this beer was fantastic. Great balance between the rye, sweet malt, and bitter hops. The rye creates such a bold flavor there is really nothing else like it.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle.

Pours clear mahogany in color with a nice head that has moderate duration.

M: smooth, with excellent carbonation.

S: sweet malt and resiny hops; just a little spiciness from the rye.

T: could be adequately described as an American IPA with an additional spicy rye component.

O: A very bold and spicy PA. Much closer to an IPA than some others in this class, such as Terrapin's fine Rye Pale Ale. Well crafted!

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

apperance--this beer looks almost perfect--rich red, brown, small head... was looking forward to a bigger, taster head--but perfect lace

smell--rrryyyeee, my favorite, hops my second favorite

taste--piney hops, followed by a strong rye, finished with floral hops

mouthfeel--good, enjoyable body, with appropriate carbonation

overall-for me, perfect. I'm a big rye fan and any time that rye and hops work togehter in this way is very enjoyable

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Photo of Guden
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A slight haziness in a medium copper body with a tiny green-yellow film of a head. Doesn't look great.

S- A high malty and caramel scent is combined with a citrusy and lightly spiced American hop aroma.

T- Strong rye flavors dominate with a medium bitterness and light caramel throughout that balance nicely.

M- Medium low in body but still a little high for an IPA. It accentuates the rye nicely.

D- Not a bad beer with a nice rye character that brings me back for more, not much of an IPA but a really solid red rye.

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

Rye beer seems to be on the rise, and this one is at the top of the small but growing heap that I've tried lately. It's a good alternative to the amber/altbiers that are everywhere these days, and this one is especially worth hunting down. The aroma is stiff with hops, but this sharp edge is filed down nicely in the taste by the rye. The finish is pleasantly dry, in that IPA-dry manner, but it won't have you crawling across the floor, gasping for air as you reach for your humidifier. Nice.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle, bottled on date stamped on neck

A - Hazed, deep amber, with a nice white soapy head that had great retention and lacing.

S/T - Very hop forward, with mostly pine hops up front. Not much of a rye aspect in the nose, rather, it comes out much more on the back end of the taste, finishing with a dry spiciness, while also being bitter with some pine. Some floral hops throughout, with a sweet breadiness staying secondary to the hops.

M - Medium body, medium carb level. Finishes with the typical dry rye spiciness.

O - Another solid offering from Founders. I don't particularly like the style, but this one works well.

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