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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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Cloudy deep ruby toned amber. Small off-white head. Nice.

S: Initially a lot of bright citrus aroma. Mellows out to reveal dark fruit, dried banana, and spicy malt.

T: Spicy and very hopped. Tea, bitter citrus, some rock fruit.

M: Very astringent. Highly carbonated but densely so. Good.

D: Excellent beer. Good deviation from IPA doldrum.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a non transparent deep burnt orange, with quarter inch of head and terrific lacing.

Smells of citrus and slight malt sweetness.

The taste is of citrus peels with malty sweetness and hop bitterness. Also slight flavors of the belgian yeast.

This has a thick feel to it but nice and smooth also.

Overall this is a very good beer I really like the hop flavoring in the aftertaste nice citrus flavor with great flavoring all the way thru. I would buy this again

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BeerFiend2002
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.8/5  rDev -33%
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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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,254 ratings
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