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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: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep copper with some mahogany, ruby, and tangerine accents. Solid light tan head of 1.5 fingers with nice staying power. Impressive lacing that coats the glass. One of my favorite styles when it comes to appearance.

S- Intense orange citrus. Some mango is not to be outdone. Touch of breadyness and grain, but the hops do most of the talking. More spry than most of the beers I have had of this style. Hints of medicinal herbs.

T- Sweet and hoppy up front with the citrus and earthy line. Finds a nice balance with the rye addition in the mid to back end. Toasted bread that is almost charred, but spot on for the profile. Covers so many aspects and flows so well. The rye really gives it a "raw" character that helps it to stand out from many other reds and pales.

M- Light carbonation, mid body that is about right, touch of dryness. Some booze could be detected, but I think its more of the sweetness level of this one coming through.

O- creamy, juicy, hops, spice, toasted character...this one has it all, and it finds a way to come together at the right time. One of my favorite of the style.

Bottled 8-11-13
Consumed 9-24-13
$11.99 for a 6pk

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A: Murkey and hazy maroonish red color with copper highlights. A tan colored head that built one finger tall with low retension. As the foam fell it left a dusting on top with some larger bubbles on the edge of the glass.

S: Moderate grapefruit and dank pine hop aroma when first poured, but it disipates quickly giving way to the spicey, earthy rye and malt aroma. As it warmed up even more malt was apperant, toasty and somewhat toffee like.

T: A firm flavorful piney bitterness on the first. Other hop flavors follow through till the end in the way of danker grapefruit and citrus. The spicey rye flavor emphasises the bitterness making it seem more dry and bitter than the aroma would lead. caramel and breadcrust malt flavors also comethrough and clean neutral fermentation.

M: A very dry finish with low/mild carbonation make it very drinkable dispite the BU and ABV level.

O: Complex hop and malt flavors in great synergy with a nice dry finish. I just wish the hop aroma would stick around longer, maybe its fighting with the rye. Great beer either way.

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,248 ratings
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