Founders Brassworks Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by granger10 on 01-16-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by sopor:
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3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fitting name, due to the brassy/coppery color of this brew. White head leaves a film. Flavors start out malty with just the barest hint of sweetness opening into assertive cereal and bready malt flavor. Hops come on assertively but close to balanced with a spicy combo of grassy and herbal tones. Typical APA body. Just over a session at 6%, this is a pretty good APA, but on this crowded market, it doesn't stand out.

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Photo of granger10
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think they used the hops leftover from the Harvest Ale for this one. It's really similar to the Harvest in certain respects but I didn't like it as much. The maltyness is a bit more dominant here with less sweetness. Hops are more spicy, especially in the finish. A bit of a citric quality in there but its more of a bitter hoppiness. The Founder's yeast is quite prevalent and gives this beer that Founders character. Overall its decent, solid, but nothing too exciteable.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A rather enjoyable offering from Founders. Presented a bronzed color with a medium level of carbonation. Aromas were very malty, with a touch of citrus hops. Taste was good; flavors of grapefruit, malt, floral hops and grass. Mouthfeel was nominal, nothing special, but not boring either. Good drinkability. I'd like to have this again.

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Founders Brassworks Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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