Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

5,228 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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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep red body topped with a creamy white (almost off white) head. Very good head retention, which stays with the beer the whole time. There is tiny lacing that clings to the glass.

S: Sharp Amarillo hops on the nose. Also, there's a lot of rich full malt in there. The rye is very noticeable. Grapefruit is also very prevalent.

T: The first thing I noticed was the rye. Then the rest of the malts came later. All the while, intertwined with the bittering hops. It's very well balanced though.

M: It’s a full, rounded ale. It fills you palate and lingers for a bit, but not in a bad way. For a hoppy rye, it has a rather easy after taste.

D: This beer is very drinkable. This would be a great tailgate companion on a brisk day.

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 5,228 ratings.
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