Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Winston_Smith:
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
In a six pack, several bottles had different "bottled on" dates. Max range was a month apart. Didn't seem like a great sign to me, but I've heard nothing but great things about the brewery, and tried it anyway. This last one I saved for the review was bottled on 6/18/12.
Apperance: This pale ale is a really nice beer to look at, despite the little/no head. Orange-ish, and unfiltered-looking, it looks really tasty near a light.
Smell: Light citrusy goodness. Nose has hops too.
Taste: This beer is like an IPA-light. I haven't bothered googling what "dry hopped" is supposed to mean, but as an IPA fan, I get a sense that in this context it means "a hoppier pale ale." A hoppier pale ale it is. The hops dominate, but there's some discernible citrus in there too.
Mouthfeel: Feels thick and full-bodied. There's a little bit of slickness to it, which isn't terrible, and it finishes with a dry aftertaste. Very pleasant.
Overall: Dig it. My first sample from Founders Brewery is a success. I will buy another of their products. I thought this stuff might be a decent bridge beer for BMC drinkers into better stuff, but it might be kind of hoppy for that. Fans of real beer will enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2012 23:55:54 | More by Winston_Smith
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