Thursday, November 5, 2009

Founders Brewing Company: Red's Rye IPA

Red's Rye IPA
Founders Brewing Co.
235 Grandville SW 
Grand Rapids, MI 
23. Specialty Beer

Aroma: (11/12)  
Huge citrusy / grapefruit aroma!  Smells
absolutely fantastic; I could smell this
beer all day long! 

Appearance: (3/3)  
Very much a copper hue.  Pours a nice
one finger head from the bottle.

Flavor: (19/20)     
Magnificent blast of hops accentuated
by the dry rye flavor; a great marriage!
This is just a super flavor that the rye
has added to this IPA.

Mouthfeel: (5/5)
Quite a nice body to this IPA, versus
other IPA's I've had lately (Surly Wet).
The hops hit the tongue first, then the
rye adds a nice complimentary kick
on the back end.

Overall Impression: (10/10)
Wow! Founders has hit it out of the park
with this beer! The rye gives this beer the
separation from all the IPA's I've had to
date! My favorite IPA so far, even over
Dog Fish Head.

TOTAL: 48/50

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