Palm Reader | Founders Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by AlpacaAlpaca on 01-26-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,395
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
118
pDev:
7.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
23
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of BenHoppy
3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of westlaunboy
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmukid87
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to nonic pint glass. Hazy straw colored ale with finger of pure white foam. Decent streams of carbonation rise continuously. Aroma of cracker, lemon, floral, and grass. Nice bit of cracker malt taste upfront followed by a floral /grassy/peppery wave that's quickly pushed out by a bitter lemon citrus zest/pith flavor. The finish makes the ale slightly imbalanced for my taste. If only it had stopped at the Saaz-like middle flavors.

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Photo of Danmullens1
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Soft golden body, slightly hazy, with short white head, minor lacing, long lasting cast over the top.

S - Lemon, pine, resin, a bit of warmth.

T - Follows the nose, more lemon and pine, a hint of dank resin, and a mildly bitter close.

M - Brisk and clean.

O - The hop nose and flavors are somewhat flat, but the beer underlying does its best to make them pop. An interesting experiment, but not one I'd return to on a regular basis.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Very light and clear yellow. Smells of some floral and spicy hops. A bit of cracker malt. Tastes of cracker malt. Floral and spicy hop finish. Exactly as it smells, really. Light body. Drinkable, flavorful, and a departure from the standard pale ale profile.

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Photo of MacStinson
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mando31
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of axf4129
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tpeters
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip, crystal straw like with fluffy head that turns to a skim of bubbly mash that has a very hoppy body.

Smell is weak yet can pick up some hoppiness and malt.

Taste is like watered down club soda with lemon but then I let it sit and taste improves. Hoppiness starts to shine, mouthfeel is filled with bitterness. Probably not going to get it again as taste doesn't have strong enough character. It's my least favorite Founders beer and nowhere close to SN Pale Ale. But the bitterness from the hops towards the end was quite enjoyable. This just wasn't balanced enough but the hops bitterness was definitely good.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in an oversized, stemless wine glass

This beer pours pale yellow with a slight haze. It is topped with an inch of off white head that leaves a little lacing.

There is a sweet, bready aroma initially. Then some pine and grassy notes.

The taste is pretty much the same. I get a hint of sweetness from the malt. The pine comes in quickly to quell the sweetness. There are hints of citrus with lime coming to mind.

Medium mouthfeel with a high level of carbonation

This is a solid Michigan hopped pale ale. I think they need to can it and put it in 15 packs.

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Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidRandall
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MSU_Swit
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmcarter23
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Palm Reader from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 118 ratings