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Founders Nitro Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Nitro Pale Ale
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Reviews: 9
Hads: 178
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 51.52%
Wants: 7
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) | 5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stortore on 05-25-2014

Our dry-hopped Pale Ale takes on a completely different attitude when infused with nitrogen. The medium body and malty sweetness remain strong, with an intensified creaminess that gives the citrus of the Cascade hops a smooth allure all its own.

35 IBU
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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 178
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Decent pale ale on nitro. Nice nose, wiyh hoppy goodness and a touch of malt. Flavor is slightly hoppy but seems a touch watered down. Overall, balanced quite well..

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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My first foray into the nitro beer spectrum. First on the beer, this was a really nice pale ale. It was fruity, slightly malty, but not overpoweringly so. It really let the fruity hop profile shine through. Minimal, but still there hop bite at the end to give it a little bit of a crisp finish.

Now, the nitro portion of this made the beer extremely smooth and almost creamy. Obviously the carbonated mouth feel of a normal beer was gone. While it was a nice experience, I am not sure I prefer this way over the standard carbonation. While it made it a smooth and super easy drinking beer (almost scary with how easy it was to toss this one back), it also made it seem like drinking a flat beer, since the carbonation was missing.

This was good, but I think the standard Founders Pale Ale would be even better. While I liked the nitro experience and it was a nice change of pace, I can't say that I would choose this version over the normal carbonated version.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes (probably the regular version though)

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3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
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Founders Nitro Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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