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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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2,196 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,196
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 28
Gots: 119 | 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 YankChef:
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YankChef

Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a la fin du monde glass

Appearance: slightly hazy copper with some light ambery caramel tones.

Nose: Delightful the dry hopping really pulls through to give a big time hoppy flowery aroma

Taste: Reminiscent of SNPA but not nearly as hoppy, much more highly carbonated it really hits you in the nostrils almost with the high level of carbonation. Also not super complex.

Overall: A good beer no doubt and great for the style. For 11 bucks a 6 pack tho... I would rather go with the cheaper and in my opinion better sierra nevada pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 05:12:51 | More by YankChef
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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.

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O: This beer is Not one of my favorites from Founders, in fact I find myself a little disappointed. It seems a bit weak. The body is just a bit too light and thin to suit me. The hop flavors are good and the beer is fairly well balanced, but I don't notice a distinct hop that I would expect with dry hopping. Just seems a bit muddled over all in its flavor.

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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,196 ratings.