Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev -7%
A: Dark gold, slighy orange hue. A white half finger head with great lacing as this one goes down.
S: a bit lacking, this. Floral and pine notes, but not overwhelming as i expect from Founders. Some sweet, bready notes as well.
T: starts out with a decent amount of malts and biscuity flavors, sweet I'd say. Transitions into the dry, bitter, hoppy ale i expected. Not as floral or piney as the nose would indicate, just bitter. A tad lacking since the malts seemed more defined.
M: slightly creamy, mild to medium carbonation. Medium bodied. Interesting finish as its wet on the sides and back of tongue, but dry as hell on the roof of my mouth.
O: a good beer overall, but could stand a bit more balance in the flavor. I attribute the skew towards bitterness to the dryhopping. Nice for the summer.
05-18-2012 20:24:44 | More by Infamous7100
3.73/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: hazy light golden-orange hue with a nice effervescence and a thin finger of frothy ivory foam. Decent.
Smell: hop aroma is strong but not overwhelming; hops are citrusy and funky in character. Not bad, but there's a certain acidic dryness I don't love.
Taste: nice, big citrusy hop flavor with a somewhat dry and biscuity malt backbone. Quite good, and a very classic pale ale character.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and moderate creaminess.
Overall: a decent pale ale with a very classic flavor profile. I would have this again.
05-18-2012 16:08:31 | More by flagmantho
4/5 rDev +8.4%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pours a plane-Jane yellow with a one-finger head that slowly diminishes to ~1/8" but lingers at that level
S: Very floral along with a solid malt backbone and a hint of hops
T: Matches the nose- floral with a good malt/hop balance
M: Light to medium bodied; pleasant with good carbonation
O: Nothing spectacular but very enjoyable, and with a moderate ABV and very balanced flavors/mouthfeel it would be nice to kick back several during a game or warm summer afternoon.
05-17-2012 00:21:16 | More by ONUMello
3.03/5 rDev -17.9%
A- A somewhat cloudy, hazy yellow pour into my DFH glass. Nice foamy, brilliant white head that fades kinda quickly and leaves little drips and drabs of lacing.
S- Wet hay, fresh cut grass, and some subtle hints of citrus. Little hints of pine, but mostly malt, yeast and subdued hops. Nothing special here.
T- Wet hay and grass just like the nose tells you. A little honey sweetness, and some touches of hops. Nothing that really stands out. Ordinary at best.
M- Decent carbonation, some malty sweetness and lingering hops. Average at best.
O- Meh... not really much to tell here. Very subtle and subdued all around. The hops aren't hoppy enough, the malts aren't malty enough. I'll pass on this in the future.
05-12-2012 19:47:10 | More by Thickfreakness
Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.