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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Pale AleFounders Pale Ale

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1,984 Ratings
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Ratings: 1984
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%


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 daledeee:
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daledeee

Iowa

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

This beers pours a bright but cloudy yellow orange.

Nose is hoppy.

Taste is pretty much all hops but not very complex. Hop profile is on the grapefruit side. There is sweetness in the back ground. The taste hits you at first but ends up being bland.

Mouth feel is goodly carbonated. I found the beer to be easy to drink and fresh tasting. A good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 22:51:07 | More by daledeee
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Jamiesue

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer has enough flavor to make it tasty but is not overpowering or heavy so you can drink it all day long. Hoppy aroma but not overly bitter. refreshing and crisp, my go-to pale ale. If you are looking for a balance of drink-ability and flavor I highly recommend. Great for BBQ or tailgating.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 16:18:01 | More by Jamiesue
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-20-2014 21:54:54 | More by JDavidRice
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BoSean_Rodriguez

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +35.1%

04-20-2014 13:44:44 | More by BoSean_Rodriguez
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anson42

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-20-2014 03:00:49 | More by anson42
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badmotorgrunge

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-20-2014 02:25:58 | More by badmotorgrunge
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance – This is a gorgeous, hazy orange in color with a foamy, white, pillowy head that showed great retention.

Smell – The nose is balanced between light citrus hopping and quality grain. No sense reallly of the dry-hopping.

Taste – This is a balanced ale. The grain is bigger here and very nice. The hops again are mild and well-proportioned.

Mouthfeel – This is just shy of medium-bodied and well-balanced in the mouth.

Drinkability – Definitely a session ale, this Founders’ offering shows off some high-quality ingredients as well as an expert’s touch by the brewmaster. One of the most quaffble APAs I’ve ever had.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 22:52:25 | More by RoyalT
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-17-2014 22:22:49 | More by SkinniePost
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-17-2014 16:56:42 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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rwshelton2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-17-2014 00:54:54 | More by rwshelton2
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-17-2014 00:03:03 | More by DanGeo
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jgarvis

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-14-2014 22:07:26 | More by jgarvis
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-14-2014 18:52:33 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-14-2014 00:07:30 | More by jmbot4371
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-13-2014 22:12:11 | More by jmlewisjr
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Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-12-2014 23:51:40 | More by dvanhandel
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-12-2014 21:42:21 | More by mvanwoerm
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-12-2014 21:09:42 | More by Eric1Mess
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-12-2014 20:51:56 | More by memphischas
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New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-10-2014 15:37:17 | More by BeerTick
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New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-09-2014 01:33:37 | More by JoeMans
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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,984 ratings.