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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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An easy-drinking extra pale ale.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (9077) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8627) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7388) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2010
On tap at Founders. Poured clear pale golden with just about zero head. The aroma picked up grass and light vegetal notes over rather generic pale malts.. overall OK, but not enticing. The flavor found pale malts and a touch of honey at the core.. crisp earth and dry grassy bitterness surrounded.. crisp, dry finish. Light-bodied, dry, and a touch grainy on the palate.. OK feel.. refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6800) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2008
Tap at brewpub: Light golden hue with a fizzy head and some lace. The aroma has notes of biscuity pale malt, mineral water, a hint of pear ester, dusty yeast and a touch of DMS. The taste is mild and grainy, a touch of sweet bread with a light handed noble hop finish with some fruity acidity in support. The mouth feel is sprite and refreshing with a chalky finish. Outside of of the noticeable DMS component this is not a bad brew.


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