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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 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Almost a blood red pours from the bottle... Head pour is a medium one with nice straw colored foam. Brew is foggy red with lots of browns. Some lacing too.

S - Rye takes over the nose. Some citrus hides in the background. I also get maple and vanilla.

T/M - Awesome texture! Very overwhelming rye taste. It's blend with the hops is an interesting one... Very citrus. It's a bit too bitter, but very close to perfection. Perfect subtle carbonation.

O - A good beer. Not quite worth hunting, but very enjoyable and drinkable. Glad I picked this one up as an extra in an awesome trade with Andyavalanche! Thanks a ton. good brew!

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

A- Thin off white head on a light cloudy red body.
S- Big grapefruit and tangerine hops come through. Light rye hints in the back along with a malt body.
T- Follows the smell pretty closely. Has a bit bigger rye flavor to it though. The rye along with the grapefruit linger strongly in the aftertaste. Has a nice bitterness to it and is very dry. It is more of a grapefruit rind that comes off strong.
M- Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
D-It is good. I don't think I would hunt for one but if I saw it I would pick a couple up.

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A - Pours a foggy copper with a cream-colored one finger head. Dissipates to a nice cap and sticky lacing.

S - Rye bread and citrus hops dominate the aroma. Sweetness shows up as well.

T - Sweet rye breadiness turning to citrus, especially grapefruit, on the swallow. Bit of burnt toffee as well. Strong bitterness in the end and aftertaste, but not too heavy.

M - Medium body bordering on heavy, medium carbonation.

O - A good IPA overall, nice flavor and aroma profile. Has nice malty flavors while still giving in to a nice hop bitterness everyone loves. One of the better IPAs that I have had.

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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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