Pale Joe
Founders Brewing Company

Pale JoePale Joe
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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 8.67%
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
355
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 25, 2021
Added:
Jun 12, 2015
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  45
A light, golden ale brewed using high end, lightly roasted, fruit forward coffees that don’t get too bitter or astringent. Brewed with a naturally processed, sun dried coffee from the Sidamo region of Ethiopia, roasted at Ferris Coffee, right here in town.
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Rated: 3.29 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Dec 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jan 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by redleg64 from Michigan

Sep 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Sep 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by BeerBucks from New York

Sep 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Sep 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.53 by TheOakKing from New York

Aug 29, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Bottled 8/10/16; drank 9/16/16 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice eggshell head; almost no lace.

Light roast coffee bean & mild vanilla notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Cream soda & light roast coffee bean flavors; mild carbonation bite on the finish.

Cloying & just...off; this doesn't work for my palate at all.
Jul 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by thedifferencemaker from Ohio

Jul 13, 2018
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Surprisingly tasty and not as light and airy as I expected. Tried this one on tap at Founders. Looks deceivingly simple - clear golden color with just a little head and very spotty lingering lacing. Smells of nice dark roast coffee. Tastes of that great dark coffee, grain, caramel, a little vanilla and dark chocolate and then a very nice malt backbone. I’ve never tasted coffee before in a beer that wasn’t a stout or porter - this was surprisingly well-balanced and didn’t overpower the light ale. Clean, smooth, mild mouthfeel and good mild carbonation. Very well done!
Jul 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 14, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by LeftyMike from New Jersey

Dec 11, 2017
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass. Bottle label is marked 'BOTTLED ON 08/18/16'.
Body color is dark amber, slightly hazy, with floating very small particulates. Head settles to thin ring. Minimal lacing.
Coffee predominates the aroma.
Taste is more fruity pale ale with coffee highlights.
Thin mouth feel.
Even at its advanced age, this beer still expresses the combined expression of fruit hops and richer coffee.
Nov 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.86 by cmukid87 from Michigan

Oct 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by HawkeyeJosh from Arkansas

Aug 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.54 by jldoyle89 from Michigan

Aug 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by Satsuma from Florida

Jul 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by jcb7472 from Florida

Jun 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Jun 17, 2017
Pale Joe from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 355 ratings