Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
An easy-drinking extra pale ale.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
koleminer20 (1545) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (6158) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2016
On tap at the Founders Cellar Raid on 1/29/16. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma of cracker malt and floral English hops. Sweet malt flavor with crisp hops before a thin finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
CountPrattula (53) - - AUG 5, 2015
Very bitter, to the point that it mutes all other flavors. Looks like a light lager. Quite thin as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9169) - 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 (7412) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alliance100 (1090) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Draft at Founders - pours a pale yellow color. Soft hop aroma, medium body , mild malt body ... ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3607) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft @ brewery. Creamy barley malt and bready yeast flavor. Hazy pale yellow with a large white head. Creamy barley malt, bready yeast, and grassy hops flavor. Medium creamy body, moderate carbonation. Not quite sure why everyone seems to hate this one, but I liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2411) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
A malty pale ale that has no fruit flavor at all. Smells hoppy and malty. Poor Stark orange with a bitter finish. Had at home in a bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (1376) - - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rdixon77 (1792) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 6, 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.

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