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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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todisht

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3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mid golden color with a bit of off-white head.

The dry hopping gives this beer a great flavor. It's not too bitter or hoppy. Nice and smooth with a slight fruity flavor.

Slight carbonation which makes it nice and refreshing. Not too heavy. Really an easy drinking beer. Perfect post hockey game libation ;)

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2011 16:35:41 | More by todisht
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S:Earthy, woody hop aroma with a wee bit of pine. A little light caramel come through.

T:Earthy hop bitterness is the main event with a less obvious caramel sweetness. bit of lemon peel and caramel are evident. The maltiness is short lived as its taken over by a low to moderate hop bitterness. Semi dry with a nice bready finish

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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 2,181 ratings.