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Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
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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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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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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rather nice amber with orange hues that poke through when held up to light. A nice head gives way to a filmy lacing that retains throughout the drink, though it does seem a bit oily.

Smells of pine and hops, with a good deal of citrus here and there too. Not too out of the ordinary for a pale ale.

Mouthfeel is smooth as butter, which strikes immediately, despite the good amount of carbonation. The hops are fairly mild for a pale ale, but linger nicely and that pine smell really delivers in the taste. Big citrus hit and some maple backbone work well with the hints of rye in the head. It finishes a bit malty, but it all works well; it's a refreshing drink above all. It's pretty well balanced as well--sharp and crisp, but there are plenty of fairly complex flavors buried beneath the lid, and each sip seems to accentuate some quality of it above another you'd noticed earlier, which will really keep you coming back.

Overall it's certainly one of the better APAs I've had, but there isn't anything really BIG about it to me, other than its rock solid flavors and the smooth delivery. Nevertheless, recommended, and another deserved checkmark on the Founders Reports Card.

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,243 ratings
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