Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev -9.8%
12 oz bottle. I was disapointed to see that it has a bottled on date of 3/12/12. At least it was in the cooler where I bought it.
appears clear golden in color, bone-white frothy head that fades fast. some floral hop aroma. maybe it's faded a bit though?
a bit of crisp malt flavor and a grassy, floral hop aftertaste. easy drinking. thin to medium body, medium to higher carbonation, fine for the style.
overall - a solid everyday pale ale, but not as spectacular as some of Founders other stuff.
08-13-2012 02:08:03 | More by jmdrpi
3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
A-golden amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing
S-citrus, malt, light pine
T-grapefruit, rich malt, pine, light caramel, decent bitter hop finish
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp yet smooth
O-a good pale ale with nice flavors and balance
08-11-2012 04:26:29 | More by MDDMD
3.8/5 rDev +3%
A: Amber beer, with almost no head at all. Some slight sediment floating throughout.
S: Floral and slightly musty aroma. Not unpleasant, but there's not a whole lot exciting going on.
T: Taste is heavily floral, lots of rose notes. Starts with the caramel malts, then a sweet rose flavor, and finishes with a kiss of the bitter hops. Really a well balanced and tasty beer.
M: Medium body, but the carbonation lightens it up quite a bit, makes it go down easily.
O: A tasty beer. Not all that different, but well balanced and solid. Easy to drink and definitely worth picking up.
08-10-2012 01:50:08 | More by DaveBlack
3.95/5 rDev +7%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.
L – Deep gold color with a 2-finger bubbly, foamy white head. Good retention and pretty good lacing. Slightly hazy with a lot of yeast/hop floaters reminiscent of Smuttynose IPA or Heady Topper. A steady amount of carbonation bubbles are appreciable through the floaters.
S – Nutty and bready malts with a good helping of citrus, pine, and grassy hops. Smells like this beer is going to be refreshing, crisp, and tasty.
T – Starts off sweet and toasty with nutty, bready, and toasted pale malts. Gradually builds to a solid hop bitterness with grapefruit, lemon, grass, pine, and floral notes. Tasty and well-balanced.
F – Light-to-medium-bodied with lots of carbonation, a creamy and silky-sweet mouthfeel, and a smoothly bitter and dry finish. Bittersweet grapefruit and grassy hop flavors linger for a nice amount of time.
O – This is a nice example of the pale ale style. It’s well-balanced between the sweet and toasty malts and the bitter hops and has a healthy dose of each. There is nothing earth-shattering about this beer; it’s just a very drinkable and tasty pale ale. I’m telling you, Founders cannot make a bad beer.
08-07-2012 00:06:49 | More by BlackBelt5112203
2.68/5 rDev -27.4%
Somewhat hoppy and bitter. I would drink this beer again but it would not rank as one of my favorites. I am new to microbrews and am really starting to enjoy them. I am not a fan of heavy hops nor am I that fond of citrus drinks. I am willing to try any and have not really settled on a style of beer yet.
08-05-2012 18:27:19 | More by Boblud
Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.