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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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2,166 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,166
Reviews: 772
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 27
Gots: 112 | 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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Reviews by Erish:
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Erish

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this 12 oz. beer into a Nonic pint glass. No freshness date.

A: cloudy light honey gold color, the yellow-white head quickly falls into a decent cap with average lacing.

S: lightly toasted malt, some grassy/herbal hop aroma, faint earthy aroma. A bit subdued, even for an APA.

T: toasted malt flavor up front, the middle has a slightly herbal/earthiness, the finish is dry and grassy. Lacks depth and interest for me.

M: light bodied, lightly silky to watery texture, moderate to plentiful carbonation.

O: the finish is the best part of this beer, and it isn't enough to rescue it from mediocrity. For a dry hopped APA, it lacked sufficient hop character, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 00:33:47 | More by Erish
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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,166 ratings.