Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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3.15/5 rDev -14.6%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy copper color. The head is two fingers high, off-white in shade, and very fluffy. As the head recedes (retention is good, by the by), its texture seems to become thicker and creamier.
S: Yep, smells like a textbook Cascade pale ale. Flowers, twinges of grapefruit, a touch of lime - y'know, the usual suspects. Caramel malts stay in the background. I can't think of any standout qualities, but it's not flawed in any way, either.
T: Opens with a floral bitterness that isn't quite biting or harsh...but gets pretty close at times. It stays bitter throughout, and not even a slight upsurge of malty sweetness near the back end can change that. This is a very simple brew that would make a nice everyday drinker, if nothing else.
M: The bitterness makes it very dry and light on the palate, and its crisp bite and solid carbonation helps it go down very easily. It's even a bit astringent feeling. Did I mention it goes down easily? If nothing else, it's the calling card of this offering.
O: Must re-review - I bought it relatively fresh, shame I let it fester in the fridge longer than I should have. It's held up okay, I suppose. This is a solid lunch-time beer, but has that "middle of the road" stink to it I usually don't expect from Founders.
08-03-2014 20:31:01 | More by ThisWangsChung
Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,241 ratings.