Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Shovelbum:
3.53/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a one-finger frothy head of white foam over a copper body. Aroma of floral and citric hopstheres no way malt is getting through! Flavor is a barrage of hop flavors and bitterness. Definitely a major citric component, but some pine notes too. Again Im picking up very little malt. Body is medium. Finish is surprisingly not that bitter; I suspect as a result of the dry hopping.
A nice IPA alternative for hop heads, but little here for devotees of malt. But what did you expect from something with dry hopped in its name. Seems a tad overboard on the hops for me, and totally unbalanced, but then I like things on the maltier side.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2007 23:17:24 | More by Shovelbum
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
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