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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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ctfixer

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a room temperature pint glass

A- Pours a deep gold with a fair white head. Fades a little quickly, with minimal lacing. Head settles to 1/4 cm on top.

S-Mild floral and citrus notes hops, grain malty backbone. Very inviting and well balanced aroma for me.

T- Light to medium citrus hops, biscuit malt and barely some lightl toasted grain. Flavors are well balanced and suited to an American Pale Ale style with more hop flavor than indicated by the 35 IBU on the label.

M- Medium carbonation and feel making it almost bodering on a summer ale, refreshing.

O- This is a solid true to the style beer. Falls right in the middle for a great American Style Pale. This is one I could sit down and have more than one for sure and overall its a winner for this brewery

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 01:01:58 | More by ctfixer
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3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.