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RATINGS: 1617   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2005
A nice looking orange-red color with citrus(grapefruit) hops all over it. The rye adds a new dimension, one that I like, hence the extra overall point. Nice to drink 3 or 4 or 5 of them!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Poured a bright red with big tan head that clung to the glass. Spicy hop smell. Great spicy hop flavor with enough malt to even things out. Nice Beer. Great Drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2554) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Pours a small tan head upon a red/amber hued body. A lasting head followed with by a good dose of stringy, persistent lace. Inviting spicey hop nose, a touch of ink and C-hops. Medium body, lively carbonation. Big hop flavors, doughy malt backing. Pine, grapefruit and medium sweet malts. Finish is dry and hoppy. One rockin Red Ale! Very nice. Thanks to JCW for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemdawg (535) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Red body with an off white head. Big grapefruit aroma with a good dose of malts. Mouth puckering grapefruit hit of hops in the taste and a bitter finish. Clingy mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Pours beautiful orange red with smallish tan head which quickly disappears. Nose is citrusy, hoppy and slightly malty. Flavor is huge of hop bitterness with nice balanced maltyness. Resembles an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
from the bottle, poured crimson red with a nice fluffy light tan head aroma a nose full of hops, malts, grapefruits, hints of caramel, molasses. the hops were not as strong as the aroma which was good, nice mouth feel has a pleasant bitterness to it, grapefruit. do not know what malted rye taste like but there is a flavor in here that I like so maybe that is it. good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2005 Speckled russet. Tight-bubbled ring surrounds a broken foam center. Sugared grapefruit aroma with firm caramel, anise, and cedar undertones. Softly carbonated. Delicately hoppy with floral hop softness, yet with plenty of richly bready maltiness to quell the slight acidity. Somewhat grainy with shards of coarse hop leaves and raw cane sugar brushing the palate and deepening the understated grapefruit rind bitterness. Muted glazed malt sweetness and toasted malt hulls impart more dryness but re-agitate the acidity. Tart grapefruit acidity and oily hops numb the tongue and deaden the breadiness. Firm cedar notes add more dryness to the finish, as it remains persistently sprucey and hoppy, sealed with a crisply dry Rye punctuation. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2004
extreme cascade aroma, amber with a perfectly formed light brown head, initially lots of piney hops then the rye hits and complements nicely, the slick rye carries your tastebuds to the finish and dries out, delicious, this bottle had significantly more hop character and tasted fresher than previous bottles Iíve had

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1122) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 has a kick-ass centennial dry-hopped aroma that really gets up in your face. in fact, i think i have a hops cone stuck in my nostril. very smooth and surprisingly thick malt body, belies the aroma, which would seem to be more proof of dry-hopping. still a strong spicy rye presence, very interesting brew. more balanced than an over-the-top IPA like hop devil or two-hearted. another great founders beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Huge citrus hop aroma, lots of grapefruit. Nice red color, decent tan head. Great balance to the flavor, big hops, lots of caramel and toast in the malt aspect, unique spiciness from the rye. Solid bitterness. Medium-full body, very smooth. Hoppiness and bitterness is like an IPA, but with a really nice malt component to balance it out.

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