Saturday, April 14, 2007

Beer Tasting: Founders Pale Ale

The Beer: Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale
Style: American Pale Ale
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 12 oz. brown bottle; 09/05 date notch on the bottom of label

From where & how stored: Purchased in May '06 at Federal Wine & Spirits in Boston, MA, flown home, and stored at 42F since then

Pricing: $1.99 per bottle (a mistake, right?!)

Availability: Year-round

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 5.2% ABV; ~32 IBUs
Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- solid copper color, decent layer of sediment on the bottom of bottle
- one-finger head, hangs around a bit, then leaves a ring throughout the session

The Aroma:
- pleasing, teasing hint of cascade hops to aroma
- aroma otherwise not much to note

The Taste:
- taste, on other hand, is so very very pleasing
- alternating hits of barley....barley like grape nuts....and solid hop flavors pushing through
- borderline medium body.....decent carbonation

The Verdict: Just a great balance that makes the entire beer such a pleasure...would love more than one, or four! By the way, it went extremely well with my spicy Chinese food.

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