Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,424
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 36
Gots: 178 | 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:
100% Cascade hops.
35 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a cloudy, golden orange color with a slight beige head. The aroma is full of wheat, fruity scents, and hints of hops. The taste is smooth, flavorful, and very easy drinking. Founder’s is known for making these big, bold beers; but this brew is very simple in comparison but just as tasty. It drinks a little sweet and finishes a little crisp. This is well made and is very enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours gold with nice tight white head & ample carbonation. Slightly hazy. Smells sweet from malts with touch of hops. This isn't a hop bomb APA by any means. Citrus hops that give off lemon notes. Tastes sweet initially then bitterness coats the tongue. Touch of sweet crystal malts. Feels light bodied with no astringency and very even balance. Overall, this is a solid pale ale. Thought it could be more since it was brewed by Founders, but it still makes for a solid session ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this beer into my tulip glass. The foam is light and minimal on this one. The coloring is a deep orange, akin to a malty DIPA (like 2XIPA).

I like the aroma off of this one. You get some mild hopping. Just some really clean/balanced nose.

Overall this is a pretty good pale. The hop presence almost pushes this into the IPA realm.

Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,424 ratings.