Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

5,224 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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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of MIBeerRanger4
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer plenty. I most recently had a bottle at a beer fest in G.R. MI.

A = It has a great caramel red color and pours to a real rich reddish head. Beer laces the glass everytime wether from a bottle or had on tap.

S = Smell is one of the best red grapefruit aromas anywhere this side of a good sauvignon blanc. Great bittering aromas, floral notes with hints of dry grass.

T = This beer tastes amazing! Red Grapefruit, grassy, earthy hop flavors, a bit of caramel and a long lingering rye/hop finish.

M = The mouthfel is real good but wish it were a bit dryer.

O = Overall one of the best beers anywhere! I go back to this beer often because it's just exceptional. I will buy again, and again...

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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2/5  rDev -52.3%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a beautiful copper red, with a cream white head and moderate lacing.

S - Strong hops, and citrus and finishes with a nice malt presence.

T - Wow, tastes just like grapefruit juice I love it! Along with other citrus fruits and pine. Sweet and bitter very tasty.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation very smooth.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked up at Table and Vine in Springfield, Bottled 01/03/12, Enjoyed 01/26/12
A: Clear ruby-red color, nice off-white head that leaves very nice lacing.
S: Sweet grapefruit jumps off this thing. While I love tropical hop flavors and they are so hot right now, this thing really makes me realize how beautiful just simple grapefruit can be. It really smells both juicy and bitter and epitomizes American C hops. I know this is amarillo dry-hopped, but I throw amarillo in there with cascade and centennial. After I calm down from the grapefruit the rye is certainly there as is an herbal edge to the hops.
T: This beer offers a legit hop onslaught. Sweet hop flavors pound the palate. Grapefruit and a little hop funk kick in. The rye is there but is subdued by the hops. The rye is most prevalent on the finish and lingers with the citrusy hop oils. The beer stays very dry through-ought. I certainly taste the rye but not really any other malt characteristics. It finishes very dry but not overly bitter.
M: Mouth feel is beautiful. I would say it is on the fuller side for a 6.6% IPA/ Rye Beer. The malt backbone gives it lots of body but is not that present in the taste. Just the way I like my hoppy beers.
O: Overall, insane beer. Loaded with hops but not overly bitter. The rye plays second fiddle to the hops perfectly. One of the most drinkable really hoppy beers I have ever had.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 5,224 ratings.
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