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
Ratings:
5,224
Reviews:
1,666
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
623
For Trade:
7
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very pleasant orange deep amber color, off white head and sticky lacing.

S: lots of piney and citrus hops and strong rye aroma.

T: Lots of rye up front, bitter piney and floral hops, subtle minor sweetness from the malt backbone.

M: very dry but smooth and crisp and well carbonated. medium bodied and it had a subdued bitter aftertaste that was no unpleasant.

O: great beer, I've heard nothing but good things about Founder's beers and this one did not disappoint. I had this beer with wood oven baked pizza and it paired very nicely.

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3.3/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy beautiful amber hue with a big off white head with an orange tinge. Head is literally crawling at a sluggish pace away. Lots of rye and citric/piney hops on the nose.

Very very crisp carbonation with super bright taste. Semi-sweet cereal flavors up front followed by big rye taste and finishes with a piney and minty hop bitterness. Some caramel sweetness lingers on the sides of the mouth along with a bitterness that lingers but its not overpowering.

Very spicy finish. Body stays pretty consistent but is bigger on the front end, thins out slightly on the finish but not by much.

My favorite rye beer so far but rye beer doesnt seem to be for me, meh.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Hazy vibrant burnt red with a thick head. Very little movement with clinging bubbles and lacing.

Smells of fresh misty citrus with hints of peaches and mint followed by a unique bready sweetness.

Taste dives headfirst into citrusy sweetness with grain in perfect balance. Not quite as fruity as the nose but offering plenty of light, tart fruit flavors with muted rye. Ends with a mild bitterness.

Founder's never fails

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