Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

5,228 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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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- after a aggressive pour I'm left with a finger and a half of head that gradually dissipates... Slightly off white straw colored head. The beer is a cloudy brownish red.

S- citrus and piney hops and malts, smells delicious!

T- citrus hops up front blend into pineynhops and rye for a dry finish, so derricious, I love the way the hops and the rye work together.

M- the mouth feel, is awesome, lush and smooth, with a medium body, very good drinking

O- I love this beer, the complexity and depth the rye adds balanced off w/ a great blend of hops!!! Great!!

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of chugalug06
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Almost a blood red pours from the bottle... Head pour is a medium one with nice straw colored foam. Brew is foggy red with lots of browns. Some lacing too.

S - Rye takes over the nose. Some citrus hides in the background. I also get maple and vanilla.

T/M - Awesome texture! Very overwhelming rye taste. It's blend with the hops is an interesting one... Very citrus. It's a bit too bitter, but very close to perfection. Perfect subtle carbonation.

O - A good beer. Not quite worth hunting, but very enjoyable and drinkable. Glad I picked this one up as an extra in an awesome trade with Andyavalanche! Thanks a ton. good brew!

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of bobhits
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours, well....guess what red! The body is rather hazy, to the point I was a bit surprised given the style and brewers weird desire to make beers clear. Good lacing and head retention though over a huge head on this one.

Good citrus grape fruit hops on a plate of yeasty bread. Nothing intense here but does the job.

Small complaint then on the the massive praise! The rye that is spoken of doesn't really get into the picture as much as I'd want or expect. I don't get that rye bitterness, no peppery flavor, none of those things I'd generally expect. Instead we've got a wonderfully hop forward beer with a biscuit and dense body that gives it an impressively balanced flavor without turning the sweetness up. I should point out this is where the rye is working, but it seems to have gotten things right here. Some caramel flavors are what give this one enough sweetness to get past the bready and biscuit like backing.

Firm body with plenty of smooth carbonation make this one extremely drinkable and very enjoyable.

I'm not sure I'd seek this one out, but where available it is an almost must have from time to time. I hear so much love for Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but frankly those people must not have access to this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

A: This beer pours a very nice darker brown, with a rice copperish red tint to it. The head is pretty thin and quickly fades to nothing more than a white ring around the beer.

S: The first thing that pops in my head when I smell this is pineapple. It also has a strong hop scent, but other than that, not much else. Still AMAZING!

T: This beer has a great mixture of hops and malt. The beer lingers on the tongue and leaves a strong hop taste.

M: The beer is pretty smooth for the most part, with a little bit of crispness. Nothing beyond amazing, but very nice.

O: This is a great beer. I grabbed this is a mix and match 6 pack and this blows me away. Just amazing.

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of rangerred
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a slightly hazy medium rust with a decent head that dissipates to a thin lacing on top of the beer. Good lacing clinging to the glass.

Aroma is very piny along with some caramel maltiness. Hops dominate, however.

The flavor is a wonderful piny hoppyness at first leading to nice malty notes. The spiciness from the rye is quite evident along with some caramel malt. A moderate bitterness is present throughout and lingers for awhile.

Overall this is a very nice beer. Everything is balanced and where it should be. Something I could drink over and over again.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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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%

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 5,228 ratings.
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