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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: 78
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 0
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: drxandy on 06-24-2008

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Founders last week. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear light golden color with a nice white head and a good bit of lacing. The nose is pretty plain with some very faint malt character. Nothing too complex or hop-forward. Flavor has very faint hops with some light grain. Crisp carbonation and a light body. Well-made and a good introductory beer, but pretty boring.

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look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got to have this at Founders Fest 2010! Not the best beer from this brewery, but still, it's pretty sweet that I got to try something a little different from them. Review is from notes taken on 6/19/2010 and poured from the tap to a big ol' plastic cup.

Appearance: Pour is a very pale lemony yellow color and starts with an even one finger loose head that fades to a thin, but full cap; body has great clarity and shows fast and strong carbonation; only a thin ring of foam is left hanging around the top of cup.

Smell: A real grassy hoppy bite with a bit of a sweet malty graininess; nose is really weak overall though and I feel like I need to pull extra hard just to get some odors out of it.

Taste: The grassy hops are present, but there is a sweet corn-like grainy and toasty presence that adds an appropriate balance; really a simple and straightforward beer with a sweet corny syrupy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light body with carbonation that comes across softer than it looks; a moist and thin coating is left holding on to the palate and it really holds that sweet and syrupy corn-like flavor quite well.

Drinkability: Quite high with this light body and low ABV; a nice light set of flavors as well that aren't the least bit overwhelming, and actually a little refreshing after the slough of big beers that I've been drinking lately. it's good, and I actually really wouldn't mind seeing this in a bottle sometime.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a pint glass on tap at Founders Brewing.

(A)- Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Not much head to speak of except some light white bubbles and very minimal lacing.

(S)- Really fruity of lemon, orange peel, and an apricot, yet almost grapefruit aroma.

(T)- Really dry! Fruits of apricot, and lemon. Slightly tart. Reminds me strongly of DFH's Aprihop in comparison.

(M)- Smooth and dry. Really fruity. Good carbonation.

(D)- Crisp and really fruity for the style, but balanced and an all-around good beer for a summer saturday early afternoon.

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Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.