Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
BA SCORE
90.6%
Liked This Beer
4.2 w/ 5,235 ratings
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:
#1,020
Reviews:
1,668
Ratings:
5,235
Liked:
4,741
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
10.48%
Alströms:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
392
Gots:
631
Trade:
7
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Bottled August 30, 2011.

Dark copper in colour. with a finger-width of off-white head. Moderate retantion and a bit of lacing.

The rye is noticeable in the scent, and results in a slightly peppery smell. Hops are there as well, some pine and a bight. pineapple citrus. All nice but not particularly strong.

Taste follows the nose quite faithfully. Rye is prominent and results in a bready flavour. Hoppy bitterness surrounds the rye, with mouthfuls of citrus, particularly grapefruit. Finish is fairly bitter. Pretty nice blend of the rye and hop flavours.

Medium bodied, a nice chewy feel. Moderate to high carbonation.

Overall, quite enjoyable. I have not had many rye beers but this goes down very nicely.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received a 12oz bottle in a local 4 local beer trade. It pours a nice dark apricot body with a creamy head. Great lacing on the grass. It didtnt produce a strong aroma like I expected but you get nice hoppy/tropical fruits. It has a nice smooth mouth feel that is mildly hoppy upfront, but you get a spice from the rye towards the end that highlights the hops. Im not a big fan of rye beers but I love this beer. I wish I could get it locally.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on date of 9-19-11

A - Pours a cloudy burnt red color with a cream colored head about a finger high, not much retention but some pretty lacing.

S - Citrusy hops and lots of grapefruit in the nose. Subtle malt presence and noticeable rye.

T - Initial taste is like sour grapefruit... yummy. There's a pretty noticeable hop character throughout, and the rye is there, too. Not overpowering the rest of it, but definitely makes itself known. This beer is just plain delicious.

M - Doesn't know whether to be bubbly or creamy. Sort of in the middle, with a very dry, hoppy finish.

O - I think I may have just found a new mainstay in my beer diet. It's relatively cheap, Michigan-made, and did I mention that it's DELICIOUS? Because that's kind of important.

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.6% out of 100 with 5,235 ratings
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