Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
5,241 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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Photo of eonbluekarma
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured nice and copper like a red. The smell is great. Flowery, yet sweet, with a hint of earthy rye. I think it might be one of the best smells from a beer that I've experienced. The taste is just as complex. A slight carbonation gives was to a great mix of hop, malt and rye. Overall, this is one of my favorites. Love the uniqueness of Rye IPA's.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a slightly hazy copper/caramel color with ruby red hues from a 12 oz bottle, with ABV on the label. The bottling date was printed on the neck of the bottle.

Nice two finger off-white colored head that stays. Very good head retention with excellent lacing.

I could smell the hops and rye from the moment I cracked the bottle open. There is a very nice balance in the aroma between the hops and the spicy rye. Hints of roasted malts come through between the hop and rye aroma.

In terms of taste, this beer has a strong malt backbone. The hop bitterness and citrus taste with the rye spiciness are balanced very well by the malts. This is a very good example of a perfectly balanced beer. Good mouthfeel and easy to drink.

Overall, a really good example of a rye beer. Definitely worth a try if you enjoy rye beers and comes highly recommended.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: two finger off white head with nice lacing on a murky, crimson and garnet body.

S: citrus, hops and caramel Malts.

T: Nice musty and mild citrus hop flavor with nice rye note in the finish. Strong sweet caramel malt in the background.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body. Very smooth.

Overall this beer is very drinkable and an excellent rye beer. Flavor of a rye IPA and the smoothness and malt background and smoothness of a red ale.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,241 ratings
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