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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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Rye, Hops Cloudy Red Pour. A disquieting amount of sediment.Nice Grainy Rye and hop Flavor once everything settled down. Touch of Strawberry?Light on carbonation. Odd Beer, maybe I got a bad batch. Bottle exploded upon opening though it had just sat perfectly still in my fridge for over 48 hours. As a result the beer was very flat.
RE-RATED LATER: Upped ratings after 2nd-6th beers were better, still a lot of sediment and low carbonation, but smoother feel when the experience doesn't start with a bang and a face full of foam.

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of WhiteOak
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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Photo of jneiswender
2.83/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on draft at canary in Jamaica plain. Served in a pint glass. Cool.

A. Off white head and a murky amber body.

S. Sweet candy and floral hop.

T. Nice piney hope front and a nice sweetbgrain finish. Good rye bread flavor.

M. Medium

D. Very hoppy for style. Kind of drowns out the malt.

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Photo of Cubsfan1087
2.86/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I must be missing something on this beer. It was my first rye beer so maybe that could explain it. I need to give this beer another try at some point. It looked very good, but the taste didn't do much for me. I found it to be much more bitter than I was expecting. I didn't find the smell of this beer to be to appetizing either. I'm way off all the other ratings, so I will need to try this again.

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2.87/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kscaldef
2.92/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Ruddy red. Pours with just a small topping of foam, dissipates within a few seconds to just a ring and some large bubbles.

S: Citrus hops, nice sweetness underneath, and a little dank pine on a swirl

T: Dominated by the malts here. Bready, with a heavy note almost like pumpernickel. Not what I usually think of in a rye beer, but it's interesting. Not getting much of the usual rye spiciness. Balanced bitterness in the finish, but not a lot of hops flavor.

M: Medium body, medium-high carbonation. A little heavy in the finish.

O: Seems like a fairly middle of the road beer to me. A bit too malt dominated, and the hops don't seem to compliment it all that well. Among the rest of Founder's offerings, I wouldn't particularly go after this one again.

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2.96/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I poured the bottle into a glass. A nice dark red color. Plenty of head to the beer. I did not notice the spiciness that other reviewers mention. For me, the hops dominated, with a slight sourness to it. The hops dominating is what hurt the beer for me. I did not notice the alcohol and the only problem with drinking the beer was due to the hops.

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A litter sweeter than a normal IPA

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,254 ratings
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