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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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2,141 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,141
Reviews: 771
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 26
Gots: 106 | 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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Pedro07

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Took home a growler of this stuff last night after a visit to the brewery. I've had this beer before a lot, but never have reviewed it.

A- Pours a nice deep golden color with a 3/4 white head rising, then slowly falling. Moderate lacing is left on the glass.

S- Better smell than most APA's. I get hops and a little piney note, not so much citrus. There is some earthy spiciness that I can't identify.

T- Very balanced, but there is a nice hoppy element. I can taste some pine needles and grassiness, maybe a hint of oranges. The hops linger on your palate...mmmm.

M- Very good. If a beer is advertised as an ale, it's a good idea to have the mouthfeel of one. One of my biggest pet peeves is getting a watery "ale".

D- Oh yes, session beer to the definition.

Getcha some.

Serving type: growler

11-26-2009 01:12:15 | More by Pedro07
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3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
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Picked up a couple of singles from Total Wine at the end of April for $1.99 each. Bottled on 3/26/2014.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is primarily malty with a hint of citrus.

Taste is pretty well balanced between the malts and citrus hops. The alpha hopping used wins out in the end and leave a nice citrus rind lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is decently carbonated to provide a nice refreshing finish.

Overall an above average APA that provides what a pale ale is supposed to do - this is a nice refreshing bitter beer, kind of similar to some of the session IPA's available today.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,141 ratings.