Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
An easy-drinking extra pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Served on draft at Founders. Pours a clear pale golden color with a medium white head. Fair head retention and lacing. The aroma is nutty and grainy with earthy hops and some stone fruits. The taste is nutty and grainy with earthy hops. Medium bodied. The only miss of the evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Light in color, super pale gold. It isn’t strong at all, nor does it try to be. This is better than the founders all day ipa., more sessionable too. IIR it is actually 4.4% alc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
On tap at the brewery. As close as Founders will get to a lager, it reminded me of a dry hopped lager. Light yellow with no head, and a decent hop flavour. A faint hop aroma.Average mouthfeel. Nice summer beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Tap @ Founders. Clear, golden appearance with a white head. Grassy, corny, pale malty aroma. Crisp, light bodied, corny, pale malty flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (10367) - Tampere, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
On tap at Founders while in town for RBSG. Pours a clear yellow gold with a thin white head. Grainy, crisp wheat. Medium bodied and lightly sweet, a little too sweet for me. Lots of grain, very crisp. Finishes up clean and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
Pale golden pour with a white head. The aroma is fresh and crackery. A little bit of soft earthy hoppiness along with a bit of light wheatiness. Fresh and lightly with a soft spiciness on the finish. Pretty solid simple brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear golden yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some slight vanilla into a hint fo orange, mainly herbal and grassy notes in there, touch of dough. Taste is a mix of dough, grass, some earth, yeast into a bit of biscuit and bread, some slight orange, finishing slightly dry, bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (8108) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks decent; a mostly transparent lighter gold with thin white lacing. Smells of mild hops and grain. Tastes like it smells, but hoppier. Very light grain and a bit of sweetness from the malt bill. Mouthfeel is medium light-bodied. Not bad, but underwhelming.

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