Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by jdhowe:
3.6/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A; Pours a hazy golden amber with 1/4 finger of white head that dissipates quickly.
S: A bit of a spicy and earthy hop note over pretty standard pale ale malt aromas.
T/M: Mouthfeel is light to medium with a relatively high level of carbonation -- crisp and clean, but prickly with carbonation. Taste is pretty unassuming up front, with very little character alongside prickly carbonation leading into a hop bitterness alongside bready pale ale malts. Finish is bitter and slightly drying with an aftertaste of both hop bitterness and bready malt character.
O: Nothing really special here, which is partly why this is such a bare-bones review. A really unspectacular beer that isn't great and isn't awful. Entirely drinkable, but definitely not something I will actively seek out.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 08:09:42 | More by jdhowe
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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 2,188 ratings.