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Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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4.18/5
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5,243 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,200
Reviews:
1,668
Ratings:
5,243
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
392
Gots:
635
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,243 |  Reviews: 1,668
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Comes in darker than red, light brown. 3/4" head with substantial retention. Aroma was not as hoppy as amarillos usually are, the rye tempered this a little methinks.

Taste was solid amount of rye, bready. Hopped up, but not into ipa territory I thought. Plenty of caramel and rye all over this. One of those 2nd tier rye hoppy beers for sure. Good, not great.

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Photo of ledouge
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parris
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakemn91
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoneyT23
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skillz
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSJr
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris912
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateDyk47
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kw_pip
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes like heady topper but not quite on that level

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Photo of joeint
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KennyYounger
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snigdho
3.34/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Honeybourne
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveOrama
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbc5
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakecattleco
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Draught pour at Davis Beer Shoppe into a nonic pint. Pours a gorgeous amber brown with 1.5 fingers of high density light tan head that did not dissipate quickly and left a sheet of lacing. Nose was a little mute, sweetness possibly from caramel malt, spicy from the rye. Loved the taste, lots of spice with pleasant but not overwhelming hop character. Mouthfeel was very good, carbonation spot on, and the finish has a hint of bitterness in a sea of spicy. This is a great example of a red rye IPA done right! Really hoping to find it bottled at some point as I want lots more!

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Photo of ThorSigurdsson
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love a good Rye IPA and this is one which defines the genre. Full bodied and spicy the way a RyePA should be. Pours a deep golden with spicy, earthy hop notes bubbling up from the depths. Taste is like a rollercoaster of flavor, so complex and rich. Like the Sam Adams commercials say of Jim Koch, I practically chew this brew. Overall one of my favorites.

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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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