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RATINGS: 1636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Pours a spectacular crimson red with a creamy tan head. Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts imparting a sweet richness. Reds Rye is impressively balanced with its hop bitterness and floral bouquet achieved from the dry hop. In the finish, the generous amount of malted rye used accentuates a spicy crisp finish.

Bottled - winter seasonal. On tap - year-round.

Note: Formerly Redís Rye P.A.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 It really does qualify as a true "American Strong Ale." The category is nebulous but the brew is not. Well defined and consistent it is. Which is something Founderís has difficulty achieving at times. It is unique and almost undefinable until tasted. Much like Founderís Centennial IPA it is very difficult to describe in relative terms because the flavor is so unique. But unlike the Centennial IPA, Redís doesnít have the quality control problems. When the Centennial is on itís one of the very best, but when itís off itís undrinkable (stale, sour tasting, or even worse, totally blown CO2-wise... hmm, very unusual in a "modern" brew). Redís hasnít suffered from any of these nonsensicalities. Redís Rye is good swag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kane (111) - USA - MAR 13, 2005
I hav found I am very partial to rye ale and this is a very good beer. this reminds me of Bears Hop Rod Rye as the rye gives this a level above other red ales. Full of flavor with an almost medicinal hop twange. Hop flavor, rye aroma and taste, with a memory that will last a long time this is a beer that will call me for a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1902) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Sampled at Peoria Intíl Beer Festival. Dark orange in color, clear, with a small light-brown head. Orange citrus aroma. Moderately bitter flavor, extremely IPA-ish, until the rye and wheat notes pop at the tail end of the flavor. Finishes bitter and slightly grainy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2005
a deep red color w/ a big off white head.. A big grass hop and molasis aroma. The palate was rich and mildly creamy. Flavor was citrus and carmel a hint of alcohol in the finish as it warmed and a touch of something fruity. Overall a very well done beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Poured a dark hazy red with a large light tan head. Huge citrus aroma with sweet malt in the background. Caramel and cirtus hop flavors with a long lightly bitter finish. Light to medium bodied with a full long flavor. Very tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Poured beautifully ... deep red with a waterfall cascade of a head that stayed airy and stuck to the glass. The aroma is grand ... like a blooming citrus grove. This is flavorful, yet restrained, with a floral hop burst up front, but a settling fruit salad bitterness to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalhead (641) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Pours color of tea with small head. Leaves lacing on glass. Aroma is a nice mix of mild hops and malty sweetness. Tastes like it smells but a citrus tang at the end. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 I love the things these Founders people have been doing lately. Pouring a deep red color with a tan head that disappears yet laces the glass heavily, this is like a serious rye IPA in aroma and taste. The difference is definitely in the rye. Built on a solid, sweet caramel malt backbone, this is heavily hopped with orange, pine and floral scents and tastes. The rich malty body gives way to the hops, then begins to return. At that moment, thereís a burst of peppery rye spiciness giving an additional element of bitterness and flavor. Thereís a sharp bitter finish that leaves the mouth watering for more. Excellent.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2005
A murky deep red body with a fairly large off white dense head. The aroma is screaming of hops. So heavy in citric hop aroma and flavor that it cleanses your palate of everything youíve ate in the previous month. A crisp and dry following that doesnít hit you immediately but more in the double aftertaste keeps you seeking more. Similar to Hop Rod Rye but better in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2005
I think Iím definitely a fan of ryes. Much in the vein of Bear Republicís HopRod, this beer has a ton of bite. Thick rye, grapefruit and some smoothing maltyness in the flavour. Spicy, Hoppy and Crisp. Like a glass of grapefruit juice with rye toast and a thin layer of jam.

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