Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

5,224 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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Yuengling draft glass

A- Poured a dark murky amber color with a soapy, light beige one-finger head.

S- Terrific nose on this one. Grapefruit, orange, floral notes, pine, and a little malt are all mixed together harmoniously.

T- Grapefruit up front, followed by pine, grapefruit rind, toasty malt, and some of the rye. The rye gives it a sort of spiciness and sourness. Little bit of bitterness on the finish. Good stuff.

M- Smooth, medium-bodied beer. Pretty standard for the ABV and style.

O- This is a solid beer. Founders makes good ones and this is no exception. This isn't up there with Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye, but if you want a good rye, can't go wrong here.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Medium copper color with a thick head which settled quickly.

S - Grapefruit and Fir bud resin hops smells dominate.

T - Citric hops dominate the flavor, pushing all else aside. I was looking forward to rye flavors, but none were apparent.

M - Thick and slighly viscous, oily hoppiness.

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

Appearance - slightly hazy, red-tinted amber.

Smell - Huge and complex aromas here - deep, toffee-like caramel malt flavours on the bottom end; huge hops aromas of sweet orange and pineapple in the middle; spicy rye and mint on the end.

Taste - Very smooth flavours of rye and hops - spicy and fruity, a hit of alcohol heat in the middle, and a nice bitter finish.

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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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