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RATINGS: 1627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2005
Deep round red color and beautiful floral hop nose. This beer is both bitter and balanced. Wow. It makes me want to dance with tigers and sleep with rats. Sometimes.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2439) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Decent sized light tan hea dof fine bubbles. Reduces to a thick sheet of sticky lacing. Wonderful aroma. A boat load of pine, citrus, flowers and grapefruit in there. Gotta love hops! Dry aroma also. Color is a dark orange red. Flavor is sweet like hard candy up front then mellows out to a wonderful hops palate. Little spices and a little rye. Slight bitterness but is very well balanced. Finish is bitter and dry and leaves a lingering sweet and pasty bitterness in the mouth. I really like this beer. Thanks to RoyalBrown for this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Bottled. U.S. Beer #15 of 31 for American Beer Month! Open up and thereís the nice, spicy smell of an American wheat. Pours a deep amber color under a rocky, lacy head. Taste is the same light spiciness and soft malts of the few rye beers Iíve been able to enjoy. A northwestern hop smack adds to the enjoyment. I may be rating this pretty high, but frankly itís hard to find any fault with this little brew. Nice sticky hoppiness left on the lips, too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Beatufiul bright red body with a thick, frothy white ehad. Potent, hoppy aroma, citrus/grapefruit and very crisp. Very hoppy flavor, with a slight sweetness -more true to an IPA style. The finish has a crisp, grapefruity and well-defined sharpness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Poured a cloudy reddish, copper out of the bottle. Full, lasting head and good amount of lacing. Strong aroma is of piney hops. Flavor consists of piney hops and spices (due, no doubt, to the rye). This full-bodied beer is slightly bitter, crisp and refreshing. Another great brew from Founders.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 Re-rate, thanks to a six pack purchased for me by Artusory. Pours clear red with lots of floating particles and a thick, dense off-white head. Aroma of floral, citric pacific NW hops and rye. Flavor is very bitter but in the most pleasant way. Has notes of grapefruit/citrus, pine, resin, caramel, toasted malt, perhaps some munich malt and pepper. Lingering bitter finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Dark red/burnt copper with clinging white lace - woody aroma, with pungent hops and background of freshly brewed tea and herbs - very hoppy and grainy - like a very malty IPA - herbs and grassiness - a solid ale no matter how you slice it (whatever that means).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2005
For its type, I suppose it is what it claims to be, but I just didnít care for it at all. Very dry and bitter, seemed to overpower any of the malts that may have been trying to emerge.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steerpike (28) - Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Amazing ruby color! Medium head, some big bubbles. Nice hop aroma. Sweet caramel malt medley melds with floral hop flavors, leading into a moderately bitter, dry, satisfying finish. Bittersweet hops and toasty malt aftertaste flavors linger on pleasantly. Very smooth mouthfeel and well balanced for a nearly 7% brew. Another fine brew from Founder’s - probably my favorite overall American brewery. 12 oz. bottles available at Julio’s, Westboro MA.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Just starting getting into "rye" beers. One of my favorites so far. Balanced malts with spicy tones makes for a good mouth feel. Somewhat to crisp for me, otherwise when this beer warms slightly the full flavor is awesome. Highly reccomended.


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