Founders Double Dry Hopped Red's Rye | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mikesgroove on 03-28-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 7
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Photo of Bung
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cask event at Duckworths. The thickest looking pale pour I've seen. Cloudy yet bright orange/amber pour, bunch of clingy slightly off white head.

Aroma is resiney pine accented with some citrus and just a hint of caramel malt.

Taste comes through with the caramel malt backbone amazing present through the forest of pine and lemon trees.

The heavy side of light bodied. Drinks extreamly well, if I enjoyed pale styles more this would be an easy 4.5, but I could see myself drinking more than one.

Cask does great things to this one, not that the regular Reds is bad.
An absolute delight. I'm not a hophead but this was spectacularly put together.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of AndrewKroll
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I could die in this beer and be totally happy. Easily the highlight of the casks at Duckworths tonight. This one was served on cask and I was able to get multiple pours of this beast.

Insane pour, easily the best looking thing I have ever seen out of a cask. Two fingers of sticky white lace cling to the sides of the glass and never let go. Insane look as the deep oranhe color is completely clouded and hazed over. Aroma is insanely hopped with rich pine and citrus notes. Warming brings out a slight caramel malt tone that lies underneath the rich hoppy haze. Thick and totally filling the feel was far bigger then anything I thought it could be. I was impressed beyond words as the resin filled hops stuck to my lips with each passing sip. No hint of any alcohol and each sip seemed to get easier to put down.

Overall this was easily one of the best cask ales I have ever enjoyed. Such ripe citrus flavors were balanced so perfectly I was floored. Great beer that everyone should try.

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Photo of nra818
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BehindtheFinBrew
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cask event at Crunchy's in East Lansing to kick of their Michigan Beer Month
Firkin to 16oz standard pint

A: Poured with a 1/2 finger of thick tan head which left plenty of lace and hung around throughout as a nice thick cap. Color was orange-amber with a good amount of haze.

S: Predominantly cascade citrus with notes of grapefruit and orange.

T: Rye is still up front with a nice earthy spice flavor. Hop up-front as well with taste following the nose. As the beer warmed caramel malt notes progressed developing a well rounded flavor.

M: Medium body and low carb.. A slick resinous finish.

D: Red's Rye is one of my favorite beers out there and the dry-hopped firkin did not disappoint. My notes say "ALL DAY LONG."

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Photo of cwguy5
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at Duckworth's in Charlotte, NC. Served from the cask into a pint glass. Sampled on 10.23.10. Reviewed from notes.

A - medium rusty clear color; thin white head with good retention and lacing
S - sweet floral aromas of hops; malty rye in background
T - the rye is nice and obvious; honey and hops behind the malt
M - medium carbonation of fine, smooth bubbles; creamy mouthfeel; slightly bitter finish with rye and honey linger
D - this is an excellent beer on cask! i could drink this everyday i think

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Photo of JKlein10016
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of liamt07
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On handpull at the brewery, into a pint glass.

Hazy dark red in body, with an incredibly dense offwhite head. Fantastic lacing and a thick cap of retention. Juicy citrus notes on the nose, orange and grapefruit stand out. Sweet caramel malt, but the rye isn't that apparent. Perhaps a bit of cake as well. Sweet caramel note son the apalte, bread and assertive citrus hopping, more orange and clementine. Sweetness isn't overdone and matches the hopping quite well. "Smooth as (expletive)" my notes indicate (in the best way), just a fantastic cask feel. Gentle carbonation and incredibly creamy. A really solid beer, and the mouthfeel really elevates this beer to a different level.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of RyanAU
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Gtg642
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Mknght
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Very decent hop

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Photo of dlello2
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of cnthix
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of corby112
3.51/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

On cask at the Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a very muddy/clay-like brownish red color with a two finger creamy off-white had that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing in its wake. Good retention and lacing but the Color is really ugly and swampy looking.

Slightly floral earthy hop presence in the nose but the aroma is dominated by malts and a strong rye character. Surprising since this beer is double dry hopped but I guess the firkin takes away from the hop profile a bit. Some grassy, earthy resins and pine followed by caramel malt sweetness, toffee, biscuit, light fruit and very strong spicy rye. As it warms, the hops start to show a bit more but the nose is still dominated by the rye and sweet malt.

On the lighter end of medium body with a slightly creamy texture and a much stronger hop presnce than the nose hinted at. Still dominated by sweet malt and peppery rye but the hops are stonger and it's better balanced than expected. Dry and earthy hop bitterness with dank, sticky resins countered by subtle tropical fruit. The sweet malt backbone is prominent with caramel, toffee, light toast and dark fruit notes. Prominent peppery rye with a nice spicy edge complimenting the dryness of the hops. Cask conditioning kind of takes away the bite but it's still pretty nice. Good balance of hops, sweet malt and spicy rye flavor.

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Photo of Seanibus
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, vibrant ruby with a huge fluffy head. The aroma is sweet and strong, with a cherry cola character. There is some herb, maybe sweet rosemary. The flavor is intense and musky, like a sexy cherry. There is pineapple and cherry and a spicy apricot. There is a deep, musky bitterness. Mouthfeel is clingy and thick.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of wynnie211
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Founders Double Dry Hopped Red's Rye from Founders Brewing Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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