Red’s Rye P.A.

Founders Brewing Company produces some great craft beer, and this is no exception. Red’s Rye PA is a delicious rye India-style pale ale. I enjoyed a pint from a half growler of this delectable brew on tap from Beverage World. This red ale weighs in at 6.6% ABV, and is very nicely hopped with a 70 IBU rating.

From the Founders web site:


Serious hop bitterness, along with an unyielding grapefruit bouquet from the Amarillo dry-hop, balances the malty richness of four varieties of imported Belgian caramel malts. Pours a spectacular crimson with a creamy tan head. A generous addition of rye malt accentuates a spicy, crisp finish.

This ale pours up a rich copper colour with golden and orange hints around the edges. It provides a light tan head which dissipates fairly quickly without much lacing. The nose is greeted with delicious fruitiness: lime and mango, with peach skin, and eventually hints of honeydew rind. On the tongue, tart hoppy citrus flavours shine through a mild malt backbone. Again, crisp lime juice is pronounced with the aforementioned fruitiness accompanied by a delicious accent of bitter hops, and malted rye. The mouth-feel manages to be light and crisp yet mingles some smoothness along the way to a dry finish — very refreshing. The aftertaste is nicely hoppy with lingering malts. This is a very enjoyable and drinkable ale: recommended.

Beer Advocate rates this an A-/A and RateBeer rates it a 99/100. Well done, Founders Brewery.