Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by sweemzander:
4.45/5 rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. No bottled date.
(A)- Pours a cloudy orange hue color. 3+ finger head dissipated after a minute or so to a 2 finger head of some of the thickest white foam I have seen in awhile. Sticky lacing all over the place in the glass.
(S)- Tons of citrus on the nose: Lemon, lime, grapefruit, and even a touch of pineapple. Light hints of hoppy pine.
(T)- Delicate citrus flavors (like above mentioned) combined with a nice light hoppy dryness. Light malts detected in the background. Kinda creamy on the finish.
(M)- Light-bodied. Smooth, crisp, creamy, and balanced ridiculously well all-around. Carbonation level is spot on. Overall, a rather delicate and intricate beer.
(D)- If you are looking for awesome balance in a Pale Ale, then this is it. Not overpowering in any direction. Its on the lighter side strength-wise. Superb citrus, hops, and creamy mouthfeel. An overall winner in my book for drinkability. A 6pk would not last long. Its also interesting to note that they used 100% Cascade hops in this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2009 20:57:57 | More by sweemzander
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.