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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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2,188 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,188
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 27
Gots: 118 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
100% Cascade hops.
35 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002)
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AlexJ

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lightly hazed pale yellow amber with an explosive off-white head. Once the severely overcarbonated brew settles a bit, the head remains with craggy, stiff peaks and incredible lacing.

Aroma is more on par with an IPA; strong citrus and floral hops with toffe and honey malts.

Flavor excellent, orange peel and pine meet crushed flowers drenched in honey malt.

Body super carbonated at first, but slick and creamy once settled a bit. Obviously something wrong w/ this bottle as per the excessive carbonation. But it tastes fresh and very tastey.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2008 22:19:53 | More by AlexJ
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A: Pours a hazy golden with a dense white, long lasting head. Nice lacing.

S:Earthy, woody hop aroma with a wee bit of pine. A little light caramel come through.

T:Earthy hop bitterness is the main event with a less obvious caramel sweetness. bit of lemon peel and caramel are evident. The maltiness is short lived as its taken over by a low to moderate hop bitterness. Semi dry with a nice bready finish

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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,188 ratings.