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Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale

Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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An easy-drinking extra pale ale.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (387) - - JUL 4, 2014
Notes from trip home in April. Draft at Founders. Pours a clear golden yellow. Average - not missing anything here with so many better options available.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rdixon77 (602) - Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Kind of disappointing effort. Clear gold. Standard pale malt aroma. Slightly peppery hop presence. Very clean, but not too far from MBC fare.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Tap: Hazy, cloudy yellow & gold with a foamy white collar in place of an actual head. Aroma has a moderately low, peppery hop presence with minor ashy, leafy, & herbal characteristics. Muzzled lemon zest & orange peel... Very mild/timid overall. Taste translates similarly... more grassy, herbal, "spicy" hops on the tongue with a sharp bitterness. Stronger orange peel & lemon zest presence, but still secondary to the raw hoppage. Very lightly sweet bready malt mouth coating in the aftertaste. Not a bad beer, but really quite bland when all is said & done... Definitely left something to be desired.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
koleminer20 (542) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at Founders. My god. This is like what people who don't know what beer is drink... It's bright yellow, like piss, with a small white head. It's crystal clear, and ugh. The aroma is Bud Light with a little extra hoppiness. The flavor just as bad. I'm glad I don't have to try this again... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ebone1988 (203) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Aroma is light, light hops, not much else. Appearance is clear yellow, white head. Taste is somewhat hoppy, finishes aluminum. Mouthfeel is carbonated but not like club soda. Overall, my guess is this beer is brewed for the guy in the group of ten that prefers Budweiser to real beer. Not good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Why is this a tap room exclusive? Such an ordinary beer, and not very Founders-esque. It almost tastes like there’s corn in there. It was kind of hard to go from some of the more legendary beers Founders offers, and then having one of these. It tastes average. There is a slight hoppiness and bitterness in the taste, but it’s rather bland and unexciting. It’s definitely a sessionable sort of brew, but I’d sooner take their standard pale ale over this any day. Not much to miss here, folks.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6493) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Draught at the Founders Taproom, Grand Rapids, MI. 4.5%.
Cloudy golden colour with a tiny white head. Earth and sweetish malt in the aroma. Malt, mild hops and hints of bitterness in the flavour. Very drinkable but also a bit boring.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Had on tap at their place in Grand Rapids with Alex. Pours a golden yellow. An average beer that is overpriced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Not really sure of the category while drinking this but it was average all the way around. Nothing bad, nothing terribly exciting but a nice sessionable ale to enjoy in the spring and summer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (3098) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at Kraftwork with Remy Martin and Alan, pours clearish golden with light to medium head. Notes of honey, malt, lemon, and grain. A little bit ashy, but clean enough just not what I was expecting for this Founders brew.


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