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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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2,462 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,462
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 37
Gots: 195 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002

100% Cascade hops.
35 IBU
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Photo of lanciloti
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GFD400
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GSP
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No hop on the front end even though it claims to be dry hopped. Poor head. Cindery flavor on the back. Astringent bite. Maltose dextrose is evident. I champion APAs but unfortunately not this one

Photo of DarthVorador
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of azkkr
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of predikit
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold, with a small head with little retention. Leaves a moderate amount of lacing on the glass.

Smelling the bottle yielded hoppy citrus notes, smelling from the glass after pour was malty, toasted grains, yeast, hint of apple.

Tastes bready, toasted barley, grass notes. Hops add a bitterness for the finish.

Light bodied, crisp, leaves a very faint oily residue behind. Alcohol shows up in the finish.

Overall not a bad entry, but people looking for hop bombs won't find it here.

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samuel906
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright straw color, clear with a thick bright white head. Smell is grains, cereal, light malt, faint hops. Taste is notes of citrus, wheat, grass, malt, fairly mild. Feel is light and crisp. Overall, nothing bad but not quite as exciting as Founders reputation led me to think it would be.

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CCory
2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not a whole lot of flavor. If there were more of a floral scent and it was maybe a bit more flavorful it would be much better.

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liveforbeer
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of insearchofhops
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsnyder61
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very good american pale ale

Photo of tedvr
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of changdulla
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bp123
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottspencer
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dduquette
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oscruiser
2.76/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Was very disappointed. Really enjoyed other Founders beers. This one almost reminds me of drinking a flat soda.

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simesta
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,462 ratings.