Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by orangemoustache:
3.3/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazed orange with a small bone colored head that is both thin and in hurry to retreat leaving very little remnants of its short life. The nose reminds me of graham crackers and citrus,more citrus than anything else. This tastes dirty to me and I kind of like it. A good balance of malt and hops as it should be. Founders PA leans heavily on the malt in this offering, some citrus hop shines through, just not quite enough for me to put this up there with my favorites. This has a solid quality taste none the less. The body was the biggest let down for me. Thin and not nearly as creamy as I would hope for, losing almost all its carbonation after a couple swirls of my snifter. I may be being a little bit too critical, I just expected something a little more on the edgier side of the style. Still a good grab in the mix-a-six, not nearly as good as their Centennial IPA.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2009 05:40:58 | More by orangemoustache
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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.