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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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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 -4.3%

4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
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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3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
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 +3.6%
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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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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2.92/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Ruddy red. Pours with just a small topping of foam, dissipates within a few seconds to just a ring and some large bubbles.

S: Citrus hops, nice sweetness underneath, and a little dank pine on a swirl

T: Dominated by the malts here. Bready, with a heavy note almost like pumpernickel. Not what I usually think of in a rye beer, but it's interesting. Not getting much of the usual rye spiciness. Balanced bitterness in the finish, but not a lot of hops flavor.

M: Medium body, medium-high carbonation. A little heavy in the finish.

O: Seems like a fairly middle of the road beer to me. A bit too malt dominated, and the hops don't seem to compliment it all that well. Among the rest of Founder's offerings, I wouldn't particularly go after this one again.

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,243 ratings
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