Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by philbe311:
3.49/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I can't believe that it's taking so long for me to get around to trying this Founders offering...
A - No real head to speak of... Rather there is just a slight lop-sides fizzy lacing with some carbonation bubbles exploding up through the surface... The color is a rather pale golden yellow... There is a very subtle haziness present... Fairly still with just a couple of sluggish to moderate paced carbonation bubbles seen towards the top of the glass...
S - A slightly malt forward aroma... Warm doughy biscuits... A slight kiss of caramel sweetness... The hops are a bit muted, but take on a rich whole coned persona... They are earthy in nature... Some light orange zest notes... A very minor spice component as well... A bit musky...
T - The hops take more of a prominence on the palate, but are far from potent... They take on a European noble character... Some bread crust... There is a slight metallic presence as well... Not too much else going on...
M - On the fuller side of light bodied... Sleek... Clean and crisp... A limited bit of sharp carbonation... A bit thin around the edges... Very muted carbonation... Finishes with an ever so slight dryness...
D - Goes down easily enough... However, this does not live up to the lofty expectations that other Founders offerings leads one to expect...
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2013 01:20:08 | More by philbe311
More User Reviews:
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 2,169 ratings.