APPEARANCE - 8.2
AROMA - 8.3
TASTE - 7.1
10 is perfection, and is almost unattainable. Anything below a 6 is undrinkable.
Founders always has good beers to drink. I acquired a bottle of Red’s Rye PA and I was looking forward to try it.
In the glass this rye pale ale has a copper color with a hazy clarity. The head is an off-white color and the head size is small and dissipates quickly. It ends up being a small ring that forms around the edge of the glass.
This brew has strong piney hop aroma along with a malt and rye presence. Red’s Rye PA has a caramel malt taste that has a malty backbone and a slight sweetness and peppery finish. There is a flavor that may be coming from the rye that is wrestling my taste buds – and they are trying to tap out.
It is a medium-bodied beer and it has an astringent taste that is not enjoyable for my palate. It may be the rye that is lending this flavor that is off-putting to me and others may enjoy it, but one is enough for me.
ABV = 6.6%