joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle at home. Pours a hazy straw gold, rather opaque. Aroma is subtle -- mostly citrus hops, a hint of something floral, yeast, and a very light bread malt. Taste-wise the beer balances its malts and hops pretty well, though both flavors are subtle. The palate isnít very crisp, which leaves me with the impression that the beer is a bit flabby. The flavors donít pop much, either, though itís great for a light food accompaniment. Pretty tasty session beer, but thatís about all I can say for this one.
wiedrzensky (230) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours is cloudy golden with thick white head. Aroma of caramel, ligh malts, floral, fruity, some peach. Taste is moderate bitter, fruity and floral. Medium body. Fresh and very drinkable.
hens (649) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.355L bottle. Lemonade an typical american hop aroma. Clear amber color with tiny white foam, disappears. Light lime, malty, blue cheese, green olive flavours. Bitterness is ok. Grassy mouthfeel.
angelkostvo (842) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of quince, peach, mango. Taste is light bitter, slightly sweet, well balanced. Light body, slick texture, average carbonation. Refreshing and easy to drink.
HerrBierkoenig (489) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 25/11/2015 Pours cloudy golden liquid, small creamy white head, fell down after a while, Aroma: floral, resin, hopy, citrus, lemon grass, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, dry, fruity, floral, citrus, Palate: medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation, long citrus bitter finish, Overall: good pale ale, balanced, solid malty base for the hopy kick, but expected more. somehow uninteresting.
tedovertu (285) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful color. Reddish copper color smooth mouthful. Lovely flavor. Quickly disappearing head. No lacing what so ever.
echudy (52) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The smell is nothing appealing, neither is the color. But the initial taste and aftertaste were a very pleasant surprise
CStang67 (27) - - MAY 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
AROMA: A mild floral hop aroma is at the front but not overwhelming. Some caramel notes from the malt is there but hard to pick out.
APPEARANCE: Slightly cloudy gold colored beer with a very thin white head with mild carbonation
TASTE: Light sweetness with a medium-high bitterness. The caramel flavors are up front but quickly fade to the bitterness.
PALATE: Light body with an oily texture. Mild soft carbonation to start then a long dry bitter finish.
OVERALL: Not the worst pale ale I have had, but not the best either. The finish is too dry for me.
minutemat (2266) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with decent white head. Really not getting a lot from this. Either my tastebuds are shot or this is rather bland with faded hops. Just about scrapes a pass.
jbuskirk (576) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
At 35 IBUís, Founders Pale Ale is a bit of an oddity in the craft beer space. In recent years, Pale Ales and IPAís have become almost indistinguishable in terms of hoppiness. You wonít catch me complaining. Any excuse to add more hops is good enough for me. Thatís why Iím honestly surprised by how much I like Founders Pale Ale since it lacks the bitterness I love. I suppose it works in this case because this ale reflects evenness of flavor rather than watered down hops. The malt backbone is strong and sweet. Yet, it compliments the hops rather than fighting them. This Pale Ale smells like resinous sap and tastes like pine, nectar, and bread. In true Founders fashion, Pale Ale is damn easy to drink and one that Iíd gladly return to.
HuskerTan (733) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A- Pine, bitter, citrus, subtle caramel.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Pine, floral, citrus, caramel, bready.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- This was very well balanced and not bitter at all. Lots of the caramel and bread tones to it. Not my favorite Founders by a long shot and Iím not a Pale Ale guy either but I really wanted to try a Pale Ale with such a low IBU count. Not bad.