Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,213
Reviews:
1,669
Ratings:
5,254
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
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394
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful ruby amber red with a 2 finger creamy white head...it settles down a bit and the lacing is quite dramatic considering the style...

Smells of relatively fresh hops and VERY strong rye...by far one of my favorite styles...cant decide if this or Hop Rod is the best RyePA out there...this is more on the malty and piney side but a real treat for those who prefer IPAs and enjoy a diversion within the style on occasion...

Taste matches the nose...taste of bitter hops is enveloped with a strong rye presence...slight sweetness balances everything out...

Mouthfeel exceeds most IPAs...the rye adds a dimension that straight up IPAs cant match IMHO...full as hell and beyond drinkable...

Im sure most of you have tried this delicious beer...an easily attainable year round offering from Founder's...always fresh(they bottle date)...and an (almost) session beer that can be enjoyed throughout an evening...please try this beautiful beer if you havent and cheers to Founder's once again as they pull off an impressive but at times precarious balance between their year round and highly in demand seasonal offerings...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My local Co-op started offering Founders, so I did what any reasonable person would do and bought one of each kind they had. This is my fifth Founders brew and might just be my favorite so far.

This one has a nice, rich, hazy orange color. An inch of puffy head formed on the pour, with some good lacing as I worked my way down the glass.

I knew I was in for a treat when I picked up an intense lychee/sweet pink grapefruit aroma. It smells like some perfectly ripe tropical fruit. What's awesome is that there's an equally intense lychee taste that opens up when you take a sip. The fruitiness stays for a second or so, dissipates into some dry, piney hoppiness mixed in with the rye bite. As the bitterness fades I start to pick up the lychee again. There is a lot going on in this one!

Final verdict: a big winner. It amazes me the kind of flavors a brewery can wring from a relatively limited amount of ingredients! I'm going to be picking up this in quantity as soon as possible.

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Poured 12 oz bottle into stange. Deep mahogony red body, nearly caramel one finger head. A bit of lacing as the head dissipates. Sour apple and citrus hop (70 IBU's quite apparent) and rye on the nose, as well as the flavor. Dry and spicy with milky malt. Classic founders smoothness, wet, crispy, drinkable.

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