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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: 28
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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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at the Founders pub.

Appearance is a light amber with lots of visible carbonation and substantial foamy white head.

Smell is dominated by earthy hops.

Taste is sweeter than I expected, with light-roasted malts followed by pine and citrus flavors from the hops.

Mouthfeel is nice, medium bodied but with enough carbonation to clean the palate.

Overall a solid pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2013 22:36:04 | More by Dave_in_GR
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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.