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Founders Red Rye vs Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BerlinBomber, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. BerlinBomber

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    Thoughts on these 2 beers - my two cents they are very different, but to me Founders is the better beer
     
  2. strangebrew321

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    Founders for the win. Too bad they won't be bottling anymore of it. I've been getting my fill of Red's before it's gone.
     
  3. Roger85

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    They're still going to bottle it- it's just going to be a seasonal release now.
     
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    I haven't had the Founders. But that Ruthless Rye...yummmmmmmm. I'll try the Founders this year too.
     
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    I'm s huge fan of both, but Red's is fantastic. So balanced. It will now be available seasonally in 4 packs.
     
  7. BerlinBomber

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    Ruthless has an weird after taste
     
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    Founders. Drinking an 11/28/12 bottling as I type this (last batch until September?)
     
  9. jminch

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    I prefer SN, guess I'm in the minority here. I only tried Founders once, maybe it wasn't a fresh six pack.
     
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    Founders. All day.
     
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    What! they are not bottling it anymore? Founders Red's Rye PA has got to be one of the best brews ever. Why are they discontinuing bottling? Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye is good but Founders in my opinion is definately the winner.
     
  12. BerlinBomber

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    My batch Is 12/5/12
     
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    Founders.
    Red's Rye is going to be seasonal?
    Deuce9259, I saw what you did there, well played sir.
     
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    Can't you just say that you prefer Founders? Is one really "better" than the other?
     
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    Founders.
     
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    I think I got a bad bottle of Ruthless when I had it, though...so maybe not fair. It honestly tasted like licking a dusty car seat bottom.
     
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    Honestly, not even close for me. In fact I think Red's Rye is very under appreciated for how good it is.
     
  19. CUE45

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    +15 on the Founders. I really wasn't a fan of Ruthless other than the art work for the bottle/packaging.
     
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    I have to say Founders Red's Rye, one of my favorite beer from them.
     
  21. ThisWangsChung

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    This kind of thread again? :p

    Anyhoo, Red's Rye easily. Ruthless Rye tasted like little more than Torpedo with a bit of spiciness to it.
     
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    I liked both about the same. I found the Founders was more sessionable, though less interesting than Sierra's Ruthless. Of course, we're talking a Rye PA vs a Rye IPA, so while it's not quite apples to oranges, it's at least grapefruits to tangerines.
     
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    I'd have to go with Ruthless Rye based on the wow factor I had after first having it....mabye that's because it was early on in my craft beer experience but I distinctly remember being blown away by it! I have had Red's Rye as well, phenomenal, but as far as a beer I distinctly remember the edge goes to Ruthless!
     
  24. wiscokid920

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    As TheSixthRing points out, We are dealing with Rye PA vs Rye IPA and as far as my tastebuds go I prefer IPAs thus Ruthless!
     
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    I am with you. Red Rye is great for sure, but Ruthless Rye is a excellent.
     
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    Straight from the source, and oh so delicious. The winner in my book.
     
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    Fresh Founders RR for me. Not that I am dogging Ruthless.
     
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    I thought Ruthless Rye was pretty good, but not spectacular. There is something about Reds Rye that just completely turns me off. I have tried it on several occasions and have never been able to get through a bottle, just not for me I guess. As far as rye beers go Cane & Ebel is my favorite...
     
  29. litheum94

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    Have to say Ruthless Rye.
     
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    How did I know you'd be from California. ;)
     
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    Founders. But I will be buying Ruthless Rye, it's good and will be more available than Founder's until September.
     
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    Founders is just so good
     
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    Ruthless by a mile. I really wanted to like Reds Rye but just didn't. I only had one 6 pack of it compared to many Ruthless Ryes and I found it to have a not great aftertaste. It was a fresh batch, but maybe there was something else wrong with it. Long story short, Ruthless was perfect and delicious every time
     
  34. litheum94

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    So by your logic I guess I can assume you vote for Founders?
     
  35. elNopalero

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    I'm not often in Michigan but when I am I drink Red's Rye.

    That said, I drank my fair share of Ruthless while it was in season last year and I have a feeling I'll do the same again.
     
  36. InVinoVeritas

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    Neither, both leaving me wanting more.
     
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    Founders by a landslide, IMO. Ruthless Rye isn't bad, but Red's Rye PA is very special..
     
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    Never had Ruthless Rye.
     
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    You should try it. It's good. :)
     
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    Wasn't a big fan of Ruthless.... Reds Rye PA is fantastic! Wish I could get some on the reg.
     
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