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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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2,178 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,178
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 27
Gots: 114 | 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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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-11-2012 05:53:39 | More by troysoy2
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Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-25-2014 06:09:48 | More by AmeriCanadian
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jaemeno3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-25-2014 00:50:30 | More by jaemeno3
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ACL2143

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-24-2014 12:24:07 | More by ACL2143
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atorres

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-24-2014 00:41:11 | More by atorres
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slusk

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

M: low body, somewhat thin. Moderate carbonation with some astringency.

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 23:49:40 | More by slusk
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-23-2014 22:51:18 | More by Segelstrom
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antman27

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-23-2014 18:14:08 | More by antman27
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Auslander

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-23-2014 15:17:37 | More by Auslander
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-23-2014 13:15:18 | More by cruzmissile72
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-22-2014 20:35:11 | More by curlybird
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-22-2014 18:58:50 | More by John_Beeryman
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DirtCityBrews

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-22-2014 15:57:56 | More by DirtCityBrews
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Fahrn13


3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-21-2014 01:25:28 | More by Fahrn13
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-20-2014 14:28:29 | More by Howlader
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GregDuB65

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-20-2014 02:48:57 | More by GregDuB65
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-19-2014 05:16:55 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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MarisaB


4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

07-19-2014 02:03:14 | More by MarisaB
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-18-2014 20:38:31 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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Phoodcritic

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-18-2014 04:03:54 | More by Phoodcritic
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Peanut2074

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-18-2014 03:26:55 | More by Peanut2074
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onlymurderers

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-18-2014 02:41:44 | More by onlymurderers
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep orange colour with mild cloud. Head is soft and dense, pretty nice.

Smells sweet, lightly malty. Cake batter and caramel. Touch of hop but not much. Mostly sweet. Nice enough but could use more hop aroma.

Taste is similar: cake batter with a touch of stale grain. Hop is subtle; resinous bitterness. Yeah, pretty decent but not very exciting.

Smooth, quite full, decent.

Fairly subdued. Not too exciting but then is it meant to be? Might be a bit old; will look out for the next import shipment and retry.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 01:59:49 | More by laituegonflable
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MrBitterness

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-17-2014 15:30:54 | More by MrBitterness
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AnthonyD12

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-17-2014 15:23:47 | More by AnthonyD12
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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,178 ratings.