Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,192 | Reviews: 773 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Pegasus:
4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Dark copper in color, with a massive, somewhat coarse, incredibly persistent off-white head, The carbonation is fine, profuse, and fast-rising. The lacing is utterly glass-coating.
Aroma: Massive burst of pine tar and grapefruit hops, and a good bit of toasted malt, quite pleasant.
Taste: Opens with juice citrus and to a lesser extent, pine tar hops, backed by a substantial toasted malt presence. As the taste progresses, the sweet malt is present, but the hops dominate throughout. Finishes with a long, moderate, but lingering hop note.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.
Drinkability/notes: A very rewarding example of the style.
Presentation: packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2013 00:47:14 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
3.43/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a hazy golden with a dense white, long lasting head. Nice lacing.
S:Earthy, woody hop aroma with a wee bit of pine. A little light caramel come through.
T:Earthy hop bitterness is the main event with a less obvious caramel sweetness. bit of lemon peel and caramel are evident. The maltiness is short lived as its taken over by a low to moderate hop bitterness. Semi dry with a nice bready finish
M: low body, somewhat thin. Moderate carbonation with some astringency.
O: This beer is Not one of my favorites from Founders, in fact I find myself a little disappointed. It seems a bit weak. The body is just a bit too light and thin to suit me. The hop flavors are good and the beer is fairly well balanced, but I don't notice a distinct hop that I would expect with dry hopping. Just seems a bit muddled over all in its flavor.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 23:49:40 | More by slusk
Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,192 ratings.