Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by jwinship83:
4.33/5 rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle picked up at the brewpub. drank from my samuel adams perfect pint glass.
A- the pour yields a translucent copper colored body under a small bright white head. the head takes its time falling, and leaves behind small spots of lacing.
S- the hops become apparent as soon as the beer is in my glass. lots of grapefruit and pine wafting from my glass. after that i pick up on a small amount of sweet caramel malts.
T- the taste stats out with some caramel malts which add a level of sweetness to this and tries to balance out the hops, which come next. grapefruit and pine in large amounts. lots of floral notes as well.
M- nicely bitter. the body is on the upper side of light. the carbonation is just where it should be.
O- one of the best pale ales out there. it gives sierra nevada a run for its money. check this out if you havnt yet.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2011 22:06:13 | More by jwinship83
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 2,187 ratings.