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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Heavy fogged over bottle brown with a scarlet glow. Big, yellow cigarette stained cap of foam. Resides down slowly to a slim mushroom cap and the lacing is amazing with tons sticky snowflake sheeting. Solid hoppy aroma of raw, fresh, green, floral hop cones. Leafy with a grapefruit mush and floral sweetness twisted in with airy pine. Tilted towards a pungent edgeyness and floating behind it is a welcome toasty breadyness. Toasty and hoppy flavors build and place all sorts of fun intricacies within a toasty rye bread caked with torn and tatteredly taken from the vine, hop cones. Great little slips of lightly souring bitterness revealing parched white grapefruit, leafyness abounds, bits of pine tar, and fine tuned dryness carrying into the finish with a caring of character. Subtle grassy spice, mint, and smoked leafyness engages some areas of the finish as it evolves. Slippery, yet set with a bold rich intensity in a medium body feel with very controlled toasty tones and heavy hop handedness. Fluffy textured with hops, smooth, warm, and toasty. Oh...and damn yummy! Another fine addition to the Founders family. Unbelievably delicious and drinakable. Enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2005
ruby orange slightly cloudly color. nice creamy short tan head. sweet rye malt aroma and hop scent together. flavor is fresh grapefruit rind, hoppy bitterness. a little stone fruit flavor too. less rye malt in the flavor, but enough to keep that divergent balance.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Pours a five-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving a good lace. Clear red/amber color. Hoppy/malty nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts hoppy and the hops dominate leaving a lingering bitter aftertaste. Expecting something a little more mellow. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2005
12oz. bottle thanks to Mullman. Auburn color with a medium sized tan head. Nice big hoppy aroma with lots of grapefruit and a mildly sweet malt background. Flavor was similar, but the citrus hop flavor pretty much overwhelmed the maltiness. Still very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Deep red color. Intense grapefruit-hop aroma. Rich mouthfeel, again citrus elements. Slight bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Poursa cloudy orange hue witha halo of a tan head. Aromas of pine, spruce, a little apple, and light butteriness. Flavors of light chocolate, roasted nuts,and malt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (6197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Discount Liquors, Milwaukee, WI., 12 oz bottle. Still trying to figure out rye beers - but if they all taste like this keep making íem! Pours a dark copper color with an everlasting off-white colored head which lasts all day and thick creamy lacing. Fresh floral aroma with sweet nectarine hints. Delectable flavor which has the usual grapefruity hoppiness, but subdued, mellowed and rounded to a syrupy sweet concoction. Hints of caramel and mint make their appearance to make a weel rounded IPA. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, leaves you thirsting for more. Excellent American Strong Ale (or Rye!).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Pour was a nice golden amber color. Nose filled with a wonderful mix of huge hops and rye. Taste is simlar but malts kick in to give it a superb mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this badboy.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 Deep amber brown with a thin, bubbled creamy tan head. Wondrous aroma - rye and hops are a no shit, but weíve got some caramelized pecans, pine sap, chamomile and lilacs. Tingly, bitter and bright palate hit. Slippery caramel, brazed walnuts and shortbread pretzel cookies. Some oaken / cedar qualities as well, lending a smooth trait to the unique brew. A little syrupy. Caramel, toasted malts and single malt scotch carry true to the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Founders have brewed a Hop Whompus Lite, and that isnít an insult. This beer hits you like a rose garden (sweet and sharp). The flavor has the backbone to carry the citrus assault. The caramel and grass leads to an acidic finish, where the tongue is left with a little dance. Lively, fresh and a direct hit on the nose and throat.


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