Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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An easy-drinking extra pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Tap at founders, pours hazy gold white head, nose of wet grain, spice, and grass. Flavor is grassy and spicy , grainy finish. Thin body. Run of the mill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Light, light gold color, clear and sparkling. Really no head , just a little around the edge. Biscuity malt and grassy hops in the nose. Light in body, effervescent and medium finish. Citrusy flavor, lemon rind, a touch of sweetness, mostly dry. A palate cleanser.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Pale yellow body, thin head. No aroma. Easy drinker, nice grainy flavor that I like a lot in these beers. Keep it simple, dont screw anything up, thereís something to be said for that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jblauvs (1345) - Chester, Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Yellow pour with a light head. Aroma is light toffee, toasted malt, some earthy mellow mopping. Mouthfeel is light and a bit fizzy. Flavor is lemon grass, some hay, nothing too exciting, but certainly no off tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11066) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Draft at Founders brewpub. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate earthy,yeasty and small malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. Good drink session beer.
Earlier Rating: 2/24/2005 Total Score: 2.9
Tap at brewery. Cloudy amber color with small white head. Light aroma of hops and citrus. Flavor is pleasent but not a lot of character. This was one of the non-distinct brews for Founders.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
BPW #49 Served on tap at Founders Brewing Company. Appearance is Old Gold with a micro white head. Nice simple pale ale with a yeasty flavor on top. Had this in celebration of the first Boilermaker victory of the season.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Danís Bachelor Party Extended Weekend Rating #49 of 90. On tap at Founders in Grand Rapids. Pours slightly hazy golden. Not much for a nose. Pale, light hop, crips taste...refreshing at least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2009
On tap at founders. Pours a clouded yellow color. Aroma is that you would find of a typical macro style beer. Taste is about the same. Donít get me wrong, this isnít a bad beer, and I bought a growler for my dad who quite enjoyed it. However compared to some of the other amazing beers at Founders. This one just doesnít quite keep up. I would recommend getting this one for someone who isnít a huge fan of most microbrews. Someone who is used to a bud light would rate this as a great start into the craft beer world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Sampled draft at the brewpub (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours acloudy yellow, champagnesque with small whitish head that dies to a film. Aromas are light fruity pear, and apple with a touch of champagne yeast. Bright and lively. Initial is light bodied, a bit fruity, crisp with a touch of dryness. Moves into mellow sweetness, very light, easy on the palate. A summer guzzler without much going on. Still, a decent summer offering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBunker (725) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2009
On tap at Founders Fest 2009. Pours golden clear with a fizzy white head. Pours just a like a typical macro beer. Not very appealing on the pour. Aroma is of wheat, malt, grass, and hops. Taste is minimally hoppy with only trace elements of hops. Biscuity malt backbone. There is also wheat and some spice. Mouthfeel is light and very carbonated. The first Founders beer I have disliked.

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