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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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2,181 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,181
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 27
Gots: 116 | 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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TangTKE402

New York

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured golden-brown from a stubby bottle, into a pint glass. Had a nice, white, 1-finger head on it that lingered for a bit, and settled into a nice thin heady blanket. Effervescent and clear.

S: Light, crisp, dry. The malt character underneath is brightened by the dry hoppiness. Dry pine needles, toast, and some cologne on the nose make this airy and inviting.

T: Smooth, bright, crisp, and cheery. Notes of toasted oat bread up-front with a light barley middle, and a crisp, clean hop finish. Middle-of-the-road bitterness, but just enough to brighten the entire character of the beer. Notes of freshly cut grass, baked bread, some sweet peaches in there, a touch of citrus, and some sediment. Flavors complex enough to appreciate, but light enough to not get bogged-down in.

M: Light and a bit thin, with a smooth feel in-mouth, and a dry, wooly after-feel. It's a nice beer in the mouth, but is lacking a certain something. Good for a beer you want to drink a lot of, though, which brings me to...

O: ...A great session beer! Tasty, but not overpowering; light, but with some complexity; alcoholic enough, but not so much that you'll risk it all on 2 beers. A nice summer time Pale Ale, that doesn't get bogged down in the nitty-gritty, this light, crisp, refreshing beer is as tasteful, yet playful as the Mucha gracing its label.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 02:17:10 | More by TangTKE402
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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,181 ratings.