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RATINGS: 1258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle. This medium-bodied pale ale has a distinctive floral hop aroma and refreshing citrus flavor. Youíll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2007
12oz.Bottle Founderís Pale Ale poured clear golden with some tiny sediment floating throughout my glass. A white bubbly head sits on top but quickly fades to a thin coating. Moderate carbonation rises from the bottom of my pint glass. Smells good. Iím picking up slightly sweet malt. Grainy and floral. There is also a small amount of perfume from the hops. Smells inviting. Unfortuanately the flavor is somewhat weak. There isnít hardly anything up front. Mid palate the hops make their appearence. They bring a floral character that is pleasing but a little dull. A short lived bitterness follows but it doesnít stick around very long before there is nothing left. Mouthfeel is a disappointment. Very watery along with minimal carbonation. It would be easy to drink a lot of these but I wouldnít want to. Itís just not flavorful enough. Sampled 10/19/06

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2007
On tap. Nose was hoppy and grassy. Poured a golden color with 1 finger head. Flavor matched aroma. Strong Cascade hop flavor with some citrus notes. Thin palate. Very refreshing. Iíd recommend it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Founderís Dry Hopped Pale Ale. Poured from the usual Founderís short, squat, twist-off bottle. Hazy golden color with a small, foamy, off-white head. Web-like lacing. Looks fairly thick in the glass. Toasted malt, faint toffee, and wet hops (grassy) in the aroma and flavor. The hoppiness is full flavored (slightly floral, some lightly bitter and tart citrus peel), but fairly mild in bitterness overall. Mild carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Not nearly as sweet and hoppy as the Founderís Centennial IPA, but quite a bit drier overall. This was a good Pale Ale, but needed a little something extra to set it apart from the others that I prefer a little more... 12 oz bottle from Jungle Jimís.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2007
great hop flavor, a well crafted pale. aroma and taste artenít too far away from each other either, which is nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2007
bottle golden color...Big head; fruit and piney aroma...hoppy taste, very similar to what it smelled like...thin palate; overall best described as a super refreshing beer...i love founders, one of many great breweryís in michigan!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Smells of floral hops as it pours amber gold. It is bitter but very well balanced. That carries through to the end with a smooth dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a nonic tumbler A: Pours a sparkly golden pale color with a HUGE amount of fluffy white head, almost too much head (and I poured it gently, too). Foams takes quite some time to disappear and leaves tons of lacing. S: Very floral, grassy aroma, not much sweetness to speak of. T: Big hoppy bite on the nose, with grass and mild citrus being the most prevalent flavors. Some odd soapiness finds its way into the mix too. A nice toasted malt balances the hops out and allows for a smooth, lingering finish. M: Very tingly, sparkling mouthfeel, extremely dry on the finish too. D: Quite drinkable, but not exciting enough to return to over & over again. Decent though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Founders Pale Ale 12 oz bottle Medium pour in a tulip glass Recent brewing, hopped into 02/07 Poured a golden amber with a massive rocky fluffy slightly off white mostly lasting head with good lacing. Smelt of strong bitter and sour lemons, grass, light sour horseblanket like yeastiness. Taste was upfront strong bitter and sour lemon hops with light dark bread malt followed by a strong bitter grassy and mossy hops and moderate bitter sour horseblanket yeast. Palate was light to medium body, creamy, lively carbonated and strongly astringent. Overall, a very unique take on a pale ale. The dry hopping adds a great layer of complexity to this classic style. It does feel a bit awkward though. Itís probably a great lawn mowing beer because it smells like freshly mowed grass, high quality grass though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2007
A pleasant aroma of hops with the aroma of sweet malt. A hazed orange pour with a slight head and gooy lacing. Just a tad of malt with a good hoppiness that is borderline for the style in a good way. The palate is just a tad thin but still pretty solid. A good beer overall . The palate drags it down just a tad but overall this is a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3928) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle from Ogglethorp. Thanks Brian. Cloudy sunset orange with a large, soapy white head. Subsided quickly. Nose is full with strong floral hops. Adequate balance between hops, malt, and water. A smooth pale.


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