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Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: drxandy on 06-24-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

cadaugherty, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: straw in color, crystal clear, plenty of lacing, and a respectable head.

S: cereal grains and corn full the bouquet.

T: grain and corn work well together in this highly sessionable brew.

M: light and clean with plenty of carbonation.

D: highly sessionable, great grain flavor, and very refreshing. This would be an amazing lawnmower brew.

Avagadro, Jun 19, 2010
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3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On Tap at the Founders Brewhouse - Grand Rapids, MI

A - cloudy yellow, 1 finger of head, lace left on glass

S - light malting and hopping. Not much nose.

T - Fairly sweet and alightly bitter. Floral. Tastes refreshing

M - very carbonated. Sizzled. Awesome mouth

O - An awesome light golden pale. Easy to drink. I could drink this all day and not get all boozed up.

BeerDawgs, Jun 01, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was served on tap at the Founders Brewing Company taproom in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It arrived in a generic nonic, showing a pale golden straw coloring. It held a one finger head of crisp white bubbles, showing okay retention. This left patterned lacing around the glass. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be mild. The aroma gave big pilsner malts, lemon rind bite, spongy plastics, foaminess, tinny metallics, and light almond . With warmth came more cereal and pale grains, chalk, and more chemically lemon wipe bite. Our first impression was that the beer was very drinkable, with pleasantly light hops, and a strong malt base. As we sipped, the taste began with bittered pilsner maltiness, lightly citric, soapy, and grassy hops, dried straw, and sea salt. Moving to the peak was more of that bittered straw dryness, enhanced grassy hop bite, drying chalkiness, and lemon rind bitterness. The end came with more pale and pilsner malts, weedy freshness, lactic creaminess, and more of the soapy hop side of things. The aftertaste breathes lightly of black pepper, those standard grassy hops, general chalky graininess, juicy yeast, and light florals. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium to high, with big foaminess. Each sip gave good pop, smack, and froth, but lesser initial slurp at the outset. The mouth was left juicy and wet, with crisp grassy astringency on the hard palate. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its excellent drinkability. The aroma and flavoring were pleasant and light, not attempting to overwhelm or knock the drinker down. The sip was juicy, wet, and foamy, with crisp dryness of grain on the back. The pilsner malt inclusions did make things seem a bit cheap and metallic at times, but otherwise the beer was fresh and well balanced.

TheBrewo, May 19, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Founders.A light golden straw color with quite a bit of carbonation.Aroma of grassy hops and maybe some yeast type esters,faint farmhouse funk,and some biscuty malt.Flavor is Saison like with a bit of fruit like maybe apple and a spice like cloves ,grain everything is very subtle,a very sessionable easy drinker,thin body,short kind of hoppy bready aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.

WakeandBake, Feb 07, 2009
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3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap 6/20/08 - Stopped in before a concert @ the orbit room.
Served in 12oz fluted glass, straw gold color, minimal head but nice lacing.

smells light, nice malts, biscuity, sweetness kinda honey/apricot/pear-ish

tastes of crisp malt, sweetness on the back is very nice - reminds me of a better magic hat #9, light hopping keeps it smooth and the bitterness compliments nicely

mouthfeel is nice, as with most if not all founders brews - crisp, easy to drink, a very nice warm weather beer!

drxandy, Jun 24, 2008
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Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.