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RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3449) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Big thanks to BBB63 for sending me this one! Reddish orange appearance, faint haze, nice tan head that lasts well, an attractive brew. Hoppy aroma, with notes of grapefruit and faint spice. Inviting. Hops hit you first, with notes of grapefruit and an invigorating shot of pineapple. Fades into a sparing pepper flavor (rye speaking up here?), and bit of a paprika finish that goes dry. I really liked this one, quite quaffable as well. Under-rated.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Huge thanks to BBB63 for this one. Pours hazy ruby/copper with medium off-white head. Aroma of huge resiny hops, some malt, some grapefruit and honeydew. Tastes very hoppy, very fruity. Tons of fruit taste including grapefruit, honeydew, even strawberries and canteloupe. Very complex aroma and flavor. I thought this was either a red ale or an Impy IPA. Super smooth, highly hoppy and fruity palate. As a hophead, I love this one, and it would be great in any style category. This is my 3rd Founders beer, and the 3rd that has earned perfection. Does God brew for Founderís?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3316) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 27, 2005
bottle-HUGE thanks to jtw for sending this MI gem my way. Pours a clear dark orange hue with vigerous carbonation. a nice 1/2 inch off-white head topped the beer that was smooth and soft looking. Aroma of citric hops, flowery, sweet and nice grapefruit notes. The flavors mimic a dreadnaught light (similar hop bill it tastes like). Flavors of citric hops, biscuity toasted malts, with a touch of rye in the finish that is ever so slight. The palate is well rounded, excentuating the citric hops with undertones of pine and grapefruit with a good malt bill to back them up. great balance and complexity. the hops are present across the entire palate. This beer has sheets of lacing! truely amazing apearance in my snifter. Resiny finish (piney hops-chinnok/cascade?). I can see this being a very delicate beer that need to be sampled as fresh as possible. Another winner from founders and MI. You MI people are so damn lucky.....a kick ass beer!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3423) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Pour is a deep red with a big white head. Aroma is truly wonderful. Its a spicy,hop and piney goodness that will leave you asking for more. Flavor is lots of piney and citrus hops with a dose of malts hits you at the end. A wonderful beer experience. Founders is bar none my favorite brewer in the world.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Hazy copper-orange body topped by a pillowy light tan head. The aroma is loaded with hops, citric and floral. Very hoppy. The flavor is a bit more complex, loads of grapefruit, pine, and some floral hoppiness, the malts are moderately sweet but are not the story here. A bit of harshness develops as it warms. Medium body. A nice beer, though it has notes of the Devil Dancer (harshness) that I am not fond of. The rye is not nearly as pronounced as in the black rye. I prefer the Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic for a monster hoppy rye beer. I have a few more bottles will need to give them a whirl to see my opinion stays the same.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Bottle... Picked this up at the local Woodmanís (this beer lovers Mecca) to just try it out. Aroma had a nice light floral smell to it. Poured a nice creamy head with slight lacing. Flavor was awesome! Slight hoppy taste which is balanced out by the light citrus notes. This beer hits you with itís flavor and then leaves. Lightly carbonated and very smooth. I personally love a hoppy beer but sometimes itís too much and I want the hoppiness to be lighter. Founders achieves the balance perfectly. A great beer all around!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 You know what? Just guess what. Just guess.

Hereís the answer: Itís just nearly like sneaking Arrogant Bastard in through the back door. Unfreakinbelievable, man. No multi-thousand-dollar small-brewery ad campaign to make you know you drinking something Worthy. I knew the aroma was familiar, but didnít quite place it right off. It had the best aspects of an IPA aroma, like Victory Hop Devil amplified, but not quite. No, it was the very close relative of The Arrogance. Greg K., youíve got some competition. Every beer (3 and counting) Iíve tried from this brewer is hard-hitting. Iíd love to try this in a face-off with AB, just for the overall fun of it. Aroma, appearance, flavor, palate, overall, ABV, just delectible. Head and appearance . . . Iíve run out of words to describe appearance-ecstacy. Bill Russell upon winning #11 in 13 years. Founders, so far, you rock!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5458) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Bottle. Thanks to joeybgood for another! Pours a deep copper. Tiny tanned head. Aroma is rich , oily hops, light sweetness, faint rye, and pine needles. Taste is big hops, pine, light citrus, rye, maple-like sweetness, and creamy malts. Excellent! Body is oily with moderate carbonation and a medium feel. Obvious lingering bitterness. Finishes with more big hoppiness, pine, light citrus, creamy malts and brown sugar. Totally different than I expected and a really nice surprise!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Muckrakerr (33) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Poured from bottle into an Enlish Pint glass. Foamy one inch head, dark amber color, mild lacing. Phenominal aroma: floral grass, pine, citrus. Excellent mouth-feel. Flavor is rich and complex and mirrors the aroma. Alot going on here. Outstanding ale!! Bravo Grand Rapids!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11586) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Tap at the brew pub in Grand Rapids. Rich red color with rocky medium head. Complex flavor of of sweet malt and hops. Finish was long and tangy. Another good brew.


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