Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by karengarys:
4.35/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This pours clear amber, leaving 12 fingers head. It's true. The first 1" of beer produces 3" of foam. It is overcarbonated, or out of control. It really should get a 3.5 for appearance here, but the aggrevation costed it a bit. [update - I poured the 2nd half of the bottle - there are floties!!! Guess I didn't realize this was an unfiltered beer, but there is settlement on the bottom to enjoy too!]
Smells dry, lemony, hoppy, but also a bit dusty.
Taste is incredible. The hop is over the top, but it is mostly a dry hop with just a hint of pine. It is slightly sweet, but the hops balances that out very well. This combination, to me, gives me the most refreshing and flavorful taste. it is soooo rich!
The mouthfeel is very good too. Nice and creamy and sparkely!
The finish is sparkely clean!
This is a very drinkable beer once the carbonation calms down. it is super good!!!! I do highly recommend this brew, and I would even go a bit out of my way to look for it!
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2005 20:33:00 | More by karengarys
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3.38/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep orange colour with mild cloud. Head is soft and dense, pretty nice.
Smells sweet, lightly malty. Cake batter and caramel. Touch of hop but not much. Mostly sweet. Nice enough but could use more hop aroma.
Taste is similar: cake batter with a touch of stale grain. Hop is subtle; resinous bitterness. Yeah, pretty decent but not very exciting.
Smooth, quite full, decent.
Fairly subdued. Not too exciting but then is it meant to be? Might be a bit old; will look out for the next import shipment and retry.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 01:59:49 | More by laituegonflable
Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,166 ratings.